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Carlton to McFarland Creek Access Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Methow River

Carlton to McFarland Creek Access Info
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Put In:  Carlton
Take Out:  McFarland Creek Access
Difficulty:  Class II
Gradient:  20 ft/mi
Run Length:  9.5 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
Good Level:  2,000 - 11,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  flow here is approx 90% of Methow near Pateros
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Permit:  A Washington State Department of Wildlife conservation license is required to use access points at Carlton and McFarland Creek. Call 206-753-5719 for information.
Hazards:  Stainers 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), 220 miles East East East of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics:  Take-Out: 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. This is also the put-in for the Black Canyon Run.

Put-In: Continue driving upstream on Highway 153 to the Department of Wildlife fishing access just past the bridge over the Methow on the south side of the town of Carlton.

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