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3. Marblemount to Rockport
Skagit
Class I(II-)
10Miles
Play Rating (1-10): 0
County Whatcom
Zip Code 0
Put In Longitude -121.42847
Put In Latitude 48.526581
Take Out Longitude -121.595256
Take Out Latitude 48.484527

   Gauge Information (Last updated with USGS at 3/30/2017 9:06:48 AM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
SKAGIT RIVER AT MARBLEMOUNT, NWRFC | FC Page 4.89  9140   3rd Party Gauge 3/30/2017 8:45:00 AM
Minimum Recomended Level:  1500      Maximum Recomended Level:  12000  

  Access

Easy access from Highway 20


  Putin Details

At Marblemount, turn onto Cascade River road, immediately crossing the Skagit River. On river left downstream side of this bridge is a well developed put-in.


  Takeout Details

Rockport. Take out at Howard Miller Steelhead Park near the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 530.


 River Alerts GMaps
Not used in Beta Mode Putin | Take Out | Shuttle | General Area

  Fun Facts

Features the largest winter population of bald eagles in the contiguous 48 states.


   Run Description [Season: Year Round]

This isn't really a whitewater run... This section is best known as the eagle run, as it is most often boated in winter for viewing the winter migration of bald eagles that come here to chow down on the Skagit's winter salmon run.

It's also a nice easy float to take beginners on and plenty deep for working on that roll. The 'rapids' are generally just small riffles over wide gravel bars and a couple headwalls with some swirly spots. There are sometimes some wood hazards to be aware of, but they are generally easily spotted and missed.

When combined with the upper or lower portions this section of river offers a nice overnight opportunity for late summer fun. Be sure to check maps to ensure you are not camping on private land as this river winds through mixed ownership.




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