352-60-140 - Designation of whitewater rivers and river sections

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. 98-07-022, § 352-60-140, filed 3/10/98, effective 4/10/98.

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