North Fork Nooksack River


Whitewater Packraft - North Fork Nooksack River

We will do a class III drainage from Rainier to Baker that has reasonable flow. Leader permission required if you have not paddled a class III river with me before.

  • Class III River
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi

Details will be sent out via email after registration closes. 

Likely options are NF Nooksack, SF Stillaguamish, NF Skykomish, Upper White, Sauk from Whitechuck. 


North Fork Nooksack River

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Minimum Equipment for each participant 

  • Packraft, with grab lines on bow and stern
  • Paddle, sized for a packraft
  • Life jacket, PFD Class III or better
  • Whitewater helmet
  • Drysuit or thick wetsuit
  • Closed-toe shoes, no sandals
  • Spare clothing
  • Boat repair kit
  • Waterproof Whistle
  • Minimum Equipment for the party

Minimum Equipment for the party 

  • Rescue rope and throw bag
  • Spare paddle
  • First Aid kit
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