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Suiattle River Rafting

A remote wilderness adventure down the Suiattle River is truly a unique experience through a pristine mountain jungle. The Suiattle River is great to explore in the warm summer months when the snowfields of Glacier Peak melt.

Whitewater rafting on the Suiattle River

Whitewater rafting on the Suiattle River

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Suiattle Whitewater

• Season: July - August
• Ages: 12+
• Meeting location: Darrington, IGA grocery, 1090 Seeman St, Darrington, WA 98241
• Meeting times: Mon - Sun 10am
• Class/Difficulty: Class III / Beginner - Intermediate
• Duration/Length: 5-6 hours / 13 miles
• Gear provided? Yes
• Meal provided? Deli-Style On River

The Suiattle River is protected as a scenic river under the Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers act and is a good place to spot deer, waterfowl and even an occasional bear. The banks are thickly forested and there are almost no signs of civilization from beginning to end. A great trip for families offering challenging and fun Class II and III whitewater and some of Washington's best natural history adventures. Most of the rapids consist of splashy slides over continually changing gravel beds, but watch out for Rabbit Skull Rapid, Cougar Crossing and the Hurricane rapids to give you a wild ride.

Looking upstream from the launch site

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Camping / CampgroundsMap of the Suiattle River

The Suiattle River Road, with access to scenic campsites, hunting and fishing areas and more than 100 miles of trails, has reopened finally 11 years after flooding wiped out part of the route. The road stretches about 23 miles from Highway 530 north of Darrington into the Suiattle River Valley, but has been closed to motorized vehicles about 12 miles in and, farther up, to all access. The blocked-off upper half of the road includes connections to seven popular trailheads, two campgrounds, a rental cabin and a variety of hunting and fishing sites.

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