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Gauge Information (Last updated with USGS at 3/30/2017 9:06:48 AM)
SKAGIT RIVER AT MARBLEMOUNT,
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Minimum Recomended Level: 1500 Maximum Recomended Level: 12000
Easy access from Highway 20
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.
Rockport. Take out at Howard Miller Steelhead Park near the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 530.
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.