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WAC 352-60-140

Designation of whitewater rivers and river sections.

Whitewater river outfitters must comply with the provisions found in RCW 88.12.245 through 88.12.275 when operating on whitewater rivers or sections of rivers of the state as set forth in this section.
(1) As provided by RCW 88.12.265, whitewater rivers of the state include the following rivers and sections of rivers:
(a) Green River above Flaming Geyser state park;
(b) Klickitat River above the confluence with Summit Creek;
(c) Methow River below the town of Carlton;
(d) Sauk River above the town of Darrington;
(e) Skagit River above Bacon Creek;
(f) Suiattle River;
(g) Tieton River below Rimrock Dam;
(h) Skykomish River below Sunset Falls and above the Highway 2 bridge one mile east of the town of Gold Bar;
(i) Wenatchee River above the Wenatchee County park at the town of Monitor;
(j) White Salmon River.
(2) Additionally, the commission designates the following sections of rivers as having at least one class III rapid or greater, as described in the Safety Code of the American Whitewater Affiliation. River sections designated in this section are based on information published in the American Whitewater Affiliation's Nationwide Whitewater Inventory, 1990 edition:
washington river sections—class iii or greater
River
Section(s)
Miles
Class
County
American
Hells Crossing (Victory Hall Creek)
4.5
IV
Yakima
Baker
North Cascades National Park to Baker Lake
2.7
IV
Whatcom
Beckler
Rapid River to mouth
7.7
III
King/Snohomish
Boulder
Boulder Falls to mouth
5.0
III
Snohomish
Canyon Creek
10 mi. upstream of mouth to mouth
10.0
V
Snohomish
Carbon
Fairfax Bridge to 0.5 mi. below Lily Creek
4.0
V
Pierce
Cascade
Marble Creek Campground to bridge above mouth
8.1
V
Skagit
Chehalis
Bridge at Fisk Falls to Pe Ell
12.6
III
Lewis
Chiwawa
Huckleberry Campground to Wenatchee River
11.0
III
Chelan
Cispus
F.R. 23 Bridge/Doe Creek to F.R. 28 Bridge
11.9
IV
Lewis
Cispus
F.R. 28 Bridge to Cowlitz River
17.2
III
Lewis
Cle Elum
Big Boulder Creek to Salmon la Sac Creek
6.9
IV-V
Kittitas
Clearwater
Bridge to Confluence with White River
4.0
III
Pierce
Deer Creek
Bridge at Rick Creek to mouth
11.0
IV
Snohomish/Skagit
Dosewallips
Elkhorn Campground to Six Mile Bridge
5.0
III
Jefferson
Duckabush
Wilderness area boundary to mouth
7.2
IV
Jefferson
Dungeness
Dungeness Forks Camp hatchery
5.1
IV
Clallam
Entiat
Entiat Falls to Brief
9.0
III
Chelan
Finney Creek
Finney Creek Rd. Bridge to bridge at mouth
16.5
IV
Skagit
Foss
Bridge 3.2 mi. upstream of mouth to mouth
3.2
IV
King
Grande Ronde
Troy (OR) to Snake River at Heller Bar
39.0
II-III
Asotin
Graywolf
Wilderness area to lower Graywolf River trailhead
15.0
IV
Clallam/Jefferson
Hamma Hamma
7.5 mi. above guard station to mouth/Hood Canal
14.4
I-III
Mason
Hangman/Latah Creek
3 mi. below Rattler Run Creek to California Creek
10.0
IV
Spokane/Whitman
Humptulips/E. Fork
Flatbottom Creek to Boise Bridge
16.7
III
Grays Harbor
Icicle Creek
Josephine Lake to Wenatchee River
18.0
IV-VI
Chelan
Kalama
Elk Creek to Indian Creek
19.0
III
Cowlitz
Lewis
Lower Falls to Rush Creek
3.3
IV
Skamania
Lewis
Rush Creek to bridge above Swift Reservoir
7.4
III
Skamania
Lost
Pasayaten Wilderness Area to mouth
5.6
II-V
Okanogan
Mashel
Eatonville to bridge above mouth
4.6
IV
Pierce
Miller
Confluence of E. and W. Forks to S. Fork Skykomish
3.7
IV
Snohomish
Nisqually
McKenna to Tank crossing 1 mi. above Muck Creek
7.0
III
Thurston
Nooksack N. Fork
Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground
4.9
III
Whatcom
Nooksack N. Fork
Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls
12.3
IV
Whatcom
Nooksack N. Fork
Douglas Fir Forest Campground to Mt. Baker Highway
 
 
 
 
Mile Post 27
9.6
II-III
Whatcom
Peshastin Creek
Confluence Trosen Creek to Wenatchee
13.5
III-V
Chelan
Pilchuck Creek
Lake Creek to above falls
5.1
IV
Snohomish
Pilchuck Creek
Falls to Highway 9
4.7
IV
Snohomish
Raging
I-90 to mouth
4.0
III-IV
King
Rapid
Road end to mouth
5.0
IV
Snohomish
Ruby and Granite Creek
Confluence with Beebe Creek to Ross Lake
5.4
IV
Whatcom/Skagit
Satsop/Middle Fork
Kelly Hall Rd. to Turnow Rd.
16.0
III
Grays Harbor
Sitkum
Bridge 0.2 mi. below Rainbow Creek to mouth
2.5
III
Clallam
Skykomish N.
Bear Creek to mouth
12.7
IV
Snohomish
Skykomish S.
Commonwealth Creek to 0.5 mi. below Boxley Creek
4.0
II-III
Snohomish
Snoqualmie/Middle Fork
2.5 mi. below Pratt River to Sallal Prairie
8.5
IV
King
Snoqualmie/Middle Fork
Cripple Creek to Taylor River
4.5
IV
King
Spokane
People Parks to Seven Mile Rd.
10.8
III
Spokane
Stillaguamish N.
Confluence/S. Branch to bridge below Moose Creek
8.0
V
Snohomish
Stillaguamish S.
Mallardy Creek to Verlot
9.0
III
Snohomish
Stillaguamish S.
Verlot to Granite Falls
12.3
V
Snohomish
Sultan
1 mi. below Culmback Dam to mouth
15.5
IV
Snohomish
Taylor
Bridge to mouth
1.0
III
King
Tolt S. Fork
Bridge to Confluence/N. Fork Tolt
5.9
V
King
Toutle
State Route 504 Bridge to Tower Rd. Bridge/Cline Creek
9.5
III
Cowlitz
Twisp
Confluence N. Fork and S. Fork to mouth
28.2
III
Okanogan
Tye
Carroll Creek to Confluence/Foss River and Beckler River
3.0
IV
King
White
Bridge 1.5 mi. above W. Fork to Old Pond Creek
22.1
III
Pierce
White Chuck
Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary to mouth 6 mi. below bridge
10.9
IV
Snohomish
Wind
Ranger Station near Stabler to High Bridge
7.5
V
Skamania
Wynoochee
End of road 0.5 mi. above Falls Creek to Geisler Creek
48.3
II-III
Grays Harbor
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.279 and 43.51.400. WSR 98-07-022, § 352-60-140, filed 3/10/98, effective 4/10/98.]
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