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Black Canyon of the Methow Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Methow River

Eliminator Rapid at 10,000 cfs
Double Whammie Rapid at 10,000 cfs Eliminator Rapid at 10,000 cfs

Black Canyon of the Methow Info
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Put In:  McFarland Creek Access
Take Out:  Pateros
Gradient:  24 ft/mi
Run Length:  16 miles
Current Streamflow:  383 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - METHOW RIVER NEAR PATEROS, WA, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  206-526-8530; Methow River near Pateros.
Good Level:  2,000 - 10,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Permit:  A Washington Department of Wildlife conservation license is required to use the McFarland Creek Access.
Hazards:  Strainers and possible driftwood at high flows, cold water.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 210 miles East of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-In: From US 97 just south of the town of Pateros, take Washington Highway 153 northwest. Follow the Methow River upstream about 3 miles past the town of Methow to the McFarland Creek fishing access.

Take-Out: From US 97 just south of the town of Pateros, take Washington Highway 153 northwest. The take-out is less than a half mile up Highway 153 on the right.

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