Sauk River: White Chuck River to Darrington


Whitewater Packraft - Sauk River: White Chuck River to Darrington

The Sauk river is a fun class III run in a forest setting. I look to do this at flow rate below 2,700. If higher we will choose some other moderate class III or II.

  • Class III+ River
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi

Meet in Darrington at 9:00am on Sunday morning.  We'll drive to the take out then up to the put in at 

This is a super fun run, suitable for pack rafter with good boat control and comfort in class II.

The goal is to paddle it at moderate flow, which I'm familiar with.  Max flow is 2,700.  If higher, I'll choose a different river section.

This trip may be used for equivalency.


Sauk River: White Chuck River to Darrington

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Minimum Equipment for each participant 

  • Packraft with grab lines on bow and stern 
  • Life jacket, PFD Class III or better 
  • Helmet 
  • Immersion wear appropriate for the environment
  • Spare clothing 
  • Boat repair kit 
  • Whistle 

Minimum Equipment for the party 

  • Rescue rope and throw bag, one or more as needed for the trip 
  • Spare paddle, one or more
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