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Upper Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the North Fork Snoqualmie River

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Put In:  Deep Creek
Take Out:  Swinging Bridge (Spur 10 Bridge)
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  40 ft/mi
Run Length:  6.3 miles (5.3)
Current Streamflow:  264 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:15 AM - NF SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR SNOQUALMIE FALLS, WA, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  206-526-8530; North Fork Snoqualmie.
Good Level:  600 - 2,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December
Permit:  To take out at Spur 10 Bridge a $50 annual access permit from Weyerhaeuser Corporation is required. Call 1-800-433-3911 for information.
Hazards:  Log hazards.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  All private.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 44 miles East of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics:  Take-Out: From I-90, take exit 31 and follow Washington Highway 202 west to the town of North Bend. Turn right onto North Bend Way and then turn left onto Ballarat Avenue North. Stay on Ballarat Avenue North which changes names to 108th Street, NE 12th Street, 428th Steet NE, and finally North Fork Road after it crosses the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie and the North Fork of the Snoqualmie. 1.5 miles after crossing the North Fork bridge bear left at a fork in the road. Follow this road for about 1.3 miles to a side road that cuts back to the right. If the gate to this road is open (most likely not), drive down this road and keep left at a fork in the road a half mile down. Continue another 0.8 miles, stay right and in 0.2 miles go straight to a clearing at the end of the road. Park here and hike down to the river to scout the take-out; a class V-VI canyon is just downstream. If the gate to get to the take-out is closed (most likely), either carry your boats and hike out on this road or take out upstream at the Spur 10 Bridge. To get to this alternate take-out continue another 2.4 miles on North Fork Road to an intersection and turn right to the Spur 10 Gate. A Weyerhaeuser permit is required to proceed past the gate. From the Spur 10 Gate follow the road 1.3 miles to the Spur 10 Bridge.

Put-in: From the intersection at Spur 10 Gate, continue up North Fork Road about 5.3 miles to the bridge over Deep Creek. Park about a half mile past the bridge and hike down the trail to the river on the right bank. Do not put in upstream of this spot; a class V-VI drop is between this put-in and Wagner Bridge.

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