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Sulphur Creek to Rat Trap Bridge Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Suiattle River


Sulphur Creek to Rat Trap Bridge Info
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Put In:  Sulphur Creek
Take Out:  Rat Trap Bridge
Difficulty: 
Gradient:  66 ft/mi
Run Length:  13.5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  206-526-8530; approx 40% of Sauk River near.
Good Level:  1,500 - 3,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Permit:  None required.
Hazards:  Log hazards, cold water.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 103 miles Northeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics:  Take-Out: From the town of Darrington, drive about 7 miles north on Washington Highway 530 (about 11.5 miles south of the town of Rockport) and turn right (east) onto USFS Road 26. Drive about 10 miles and turn right onto USFS Road 25. Proceed a short distance to Rat Trap Bridge; the take-out is just downstream of the bridge on the left shore.

Put-In: Follow USFS Road 26 east for another 12 miles to the end of the road above the Sulphur Creek Confluence.




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