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Photo of mountain river choked with logs

River

County

Reach

Length (miles)

Year Listed/ Updated

Potential Classification

ORVs

Description

Other States

Napeequa River

Chelan

Headwaters to Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary in Nw 1/4 of Sec. 17, T.28 N., R.16 E.

15

1993

W

S, G

Flows through narrow, glaciated valley characterized by towering mountain peaks, impressive alpine glaciers, extensive snowfields, and rugged granitic outcrops.

Napeequa River

Chelan

Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary to confluence with White River

1

1993

R

S, G

See initial comments

Nisqually River

Lewis, Pierce

From Nisqually glacier downstream to Alder Reservoir

28

1982

S, G

Classic example of Alaska-type glacier fed stream. Cold, silty water in numerous braids, beginning in Mt. Rainer National Park. Course generally broad and shallow with numerous gravel bars and log debris. Essentially undeveloped.

Noisy Creek

Whatcom

Headwaters on Bacon peak in SE 1/4 of Sec. 29, T.27 N., R.10 E. to Baker Lake

6

1993

W

W, O

Deer, bear, mountain goats, bald eagles, osprey and cougar. Supports stands of low elevation old-growth.

Nooksack River and South Fork and Middle Fork and Wells Creek

Whatcom, Skagit

The upper mainstem (35 river miles) from its source downstream to its confluence with the South Fork and the entire South and Middle Forks (37 river miles) and Wells Creek (20 river miles)

92

1982

S, R, G, F, W

High flow, glacier-fed river system rising in Mt. Baker-Mt. Shuksan area. Important salmon resource, and good Dolly Varden trout run. Sustains substantial boating use. Winter nesting area for eagles. Many cascades and waterfalls, including Nooksack Falls on the main North Fork.

Nooksack River, Bell Creek and South Fork

Whatcom, Skagit

Bell Creek headwaters on Loomis Mtn. in NE 1/4 of Sec. 23, T.37 N., R.7 E. to confluence with S. Fork Nooksack River

3

1982/ 1993

S

F, W

Both provide forage and cover for deer and elk. S. Fork provides spawning and rearing habitat for chinook, coho, pink and chum salmon, and other fish species.

Nooksack River, Bell Creek and South Fork

Whatcom, Skagit

Headwaters of South Fork Nooksack in SW 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.37 N., R.7 E. to Bell Creek

2

1982/ 1993

W

F, W

See initial comments

Nooksack River, Bell Creek and South Fork

Whatcom, Skagit

Bell Creek to Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie N.F. boundary

4

1982/ 1993

S

F, W

See initial comments

Nooksack River, Bell Creek and South Fork

Whatcom, Skagit

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie N.F. boundary to Saxon Bridge in SE 1/4 of Sec. 21, T.37 N., R.5 E.

20

1982/ 1993

S

F, W

See initial comments

Nooksack River, Bell Creek and South Fork

Whatcom, Skagit

Saxon Bridge to confluence with N.Fork Nooksack River

13

1982/ 1993

R

F, W

See initial comments

Nooksack River, Middle Fork

Whatcom

Headwaters on Deming Glacier in NW 1/4 of Section 35, T.38N., R.7E. to Ridley Creek

3

1982/ 1993

W

W

Excellent black-tailed deer, elk, and mountain goat winter range.

Nooksack River, Middle Fork

Whatcom

Ridley Creek to the diversion dam in the NE 1/4 of Section 19, T.38N., R.6E.

10

1982/ 1993

S

W

See initial comments.

Nooksack River, Middle Fork

Whatcom

Diversion dam to the confluence with the North Fork Noosack River

7

1982/ 1993

R

W

See initial comments.

Nooksack River, Wells Creek

Whatcom

Headwaters at Galena Chain Lakes to the Road 33 bridge, east edge of Section 16, T.39N., R.8E.

3

1982/ 1993

W

W

Mountain goat winter range and northern spotted owl habitat.

Nooksack River, Wells Creek

Whatcom

Road 33 bridge to the confluence with North Fork Noosack River

3

1982/ 1993

S

W

See initial comments.

Ohanapecosh River

Pierce, Lewis

Chinook Creek to Mt. Rainier National Park/Gifford Pinchot National Forest boundary in NE 1/4 of Sec. 8, T.14 N., R.10 E.

7

1993

S

S, G, H, C

See initial comments

Ohanapecosh River

Lewis

Park/Forest boundary to confluence with Clear Fork Cowlitz River in NW 1/4 of Sec. 29, T.14 N., R.10 E.

3

1993

S

S, G, H, C

See initial comments

Ohanapecosh River

Pierce, Lewis

Headwaters below Ohanapecosh Glacier in SW 1/4 of Sec. 35, T.16 N., R.9 E. to confluence with Chinook Creek in SE 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.15 N., R.10 E.

6

1993

W

S, G, H, C

Rock gorges, waterfalls, pools and plunges, a geothermal spring, and ancient old-growth forests. River is deeply incised exposing volcanic deposits with lower stretch flowing through geothermal spring. Four distinct periods of prehistoric use.

Ohanapecosh River

Pierce

Entire segment within Mount Rainier National Park

13

1993

W, S

S, R, G, W

Crystal clear water. Outstanding views of Mt. Rainier. Camping, hiking, and fishing. Contains rainbow and cutthroat trout. Numerous wildlife.

Ozette River

Clallam

Entire segment within Olympic National Park

4

1993

W

S, R, F, W, C

Huge lake, dense coastal forest, meandering stream, Pacific coastal beaches. Excellent year-around hiking and backpacking, fishing and camping. Used by Makah Indians for fishing.

Palouse River

Whitman, Adams, Franklin

From Colfax downstream to the confluence with the Snake River

72

1982

G

Varies from upper meandered portion to lower canyon with vertical walls cut in Columbia basalt, providing excellent examples of volcanic formations, including Little Palouse and Palouse Falls (185' drop).

Pasayten River

Okanogan

Confluence of Holman Creek with West Fork Pasayten and confluence of unnamed tributary draining Fred's Lake to US/Canadian Border

23

1993

W

S

Runs through open, high alpine setting to a natural forest setting.

Pratt River

King

Headwaters at Melakwa Lake in NE 1/4 of Sec. 25, T.23 N., R.10 E. to Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary

2

1993

W

R, G, F, W, O

Moderate to heavy hiking use and light fishing of cutthroat trout. Extensive winter range for black-tailed deer and mountain goats. Stands of low elevation old-growth. Clay formations called concretions in river corridor.

Pratt River

King

Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary to confluence with Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

8

1993

R

R, G, F, W, O

See initial comments

Quartz Creek

Skamania

Source in SW 1/4 of Sec. 18, T.9 N., R.9 E. to confluence with Straight Creek in SE 1/4 of Sec. 8, T.8 N., R.8 E.

8

1993

W

S

Narrow through sections of rock gorge and contains numerous cascades, pools and waterfalls. Numerous very large and attractive western red cedar, Douglas-fir, black cottonwood, and big leaf maple.

Quartz Creek

Skamania

Straight Creek to confluence with Lewis River in SE 1/4 of Sec. 18, T.8 N., R.8 E.

2

1993

S

S

See initial comments

Queets River

Jefferson

Entire segment within Olympic National Park

44

1993

W

S, R, G, F, W, H, C

Heavy rain forest vegetation, major river with numerous large and small tributaries, alpine peaks, glaciers, deep canyons, waterfalls. Rich homestead history.

Quinault River

Jefferson

The mainstem upstream from RM 44.8 where both banks are in Olympic National Park, the North Fort Quinault and all tributaries, the upper Quinault and all tributaries

48

1993

W, S

S, R, G, F, W, H

Spectacular high mountain peaks with glaciers and permanent snowfields. High waterfalls in tributaries, deep gorges, cascades, and rapids. Numerous recreational activities.

Rock Creek

Whitman, Adams, Franklin

Entire length

52

1982

G

Flows through sparsely vegetated channeled scabland region; stream course includes a series of narrow, natural lakes located in small vertical walled canyons cut in Columbia basalt. Good columnar jointing and other geologic formations. Upper portion essentially undeveloped.

Royal Creek

Callam, Jefferson

Entire segment within Olympic National Park

5

1993

W

S, R, G

Forested mountain slopes giving way to open meadows and bare rock slopes. Evidence of glaciation. Excellent hiking and cross-country scrambling, rock climbing, fishing, and camping.

Ruby Creek

Whatcom

Confluence of Canyon and Granite Creeks in NE 1/4 of Sec. 12, T.37 N., R.14 E. to Ross Lake National Recreation Area Boundary in NE 1/4 of Sec. 10, T.37 N., R.14 E.

2

1993

S

S, R, F

View of spectacular high mountain ridges and peaks. Driving for pleasure, viewing scenery and hiking. Important spawning habitat for Dolly Varden, rainbow and cutthroat trout.

Ruby Creek

Whatcom

Ross Lake National Recreation Area Boundary to slack water of Ross Lake in NW 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.37 N., R.15 E.

2

1993

S

S, R, F

See initial comments

Ruby Creek, Granite Creek and Canyon Creek

Whatcom

Entire segment within Ross Lake National Recreation Area

2

1993

W

S, F, W

Rapid flowing mountain stream. Valuable spawning habitat for Ross Lake trout.

Sauk River, South Fork

Snohomish

Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary to confluence with Elliot Creek

7

1993

W

S, W

See initial comments.

Sauk River, South Fork

Snohomish

Headwaters in SE 1/4 of Section 28, T.29N., R.11E. to Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary

1

1993

W

S, W

Dramatic views of rugged mountain peaks. High quality winter range for black-tailed deer.

Silesia Creek

Whatcom

Headwaters in North Cascades National Park in NW 1/4 of Section 3, T.39N., R.10E. to the Canadian Border

10

1993

W

W

Contains large summer range for deer and bear as well as habitat for cougar, bobcats, and mountain goats. Nesting pairs of northern spotted owls.

Siouxon Creek

Skamania

NW 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.5 N., R.6 E. to State DNR S-1000 bridge in NE 1/4 of Sec. 36, T.6 N., R.5 E.

12

1993

W

S, R

Subtle beauty below forest canopy and wide variety of water features from pools and riffles to spectacular waterfalls. Hike and view scenery.

Siouxon Creek

Skamania

State DNR S-1000 bridge to Yale Reservoir in SW 1/4 of Sec. 26, T.6 N., R.4 E.

3

1993

S

S, R

See initial comments

Skagit River

Whatcom, Skagit

Entire segment within Ross Lake National Recreation Area

12

1993

S, R

F, W

Supports diverse fishery population. Various mammals present. Low to moderate gradient stretch of the river with some rapids.

Skykomish River and North and South Forks

Snohomish, King

South Fork, North Fork and mainstem from source to confluence with Snoqualmie River, including major tributaries (Beckler R., Tye R., Miller R. & Foss River) -- Mainstem (54 river miles), So. Fork & Tributaries (26 rm) & North Fork (28 rm)

108

1982

S, R, F

A major western Washington river accessible by highway, close to large urban population. Highly scenic mountain valley. Exceptional boulder and floodway zones. Clear water with rapids, cascades and falls in upper reaches. Braided streamway corridor with outstanding accretion beaches and gravel bars in lower reaches. Substantial runs of anadromous fish and high wildlife diversity. Supports wide variety of recreational boating. Portions are in the State Scenic and Recreational Rivers System.

Skykomish River, Beckler River

King, Snohomish

Headwaters of Beckler at Jack Pass in NW 1/4 of Section 31, R.28N., R.12E. to the confluence with South Fork Skykomish

14

1982/ 1993

R

R, F, W

Numerous recreational activities. Rivers support runs of steelhead trout, chinook, coho salmon (Beckler also has chum and sockeye). Extensive winter habitat for bald eagles and black-tailed deer.

Skykomish River, Foss River

King

Confluence of East and West Forks of Foss River to confluence with Tye River

4

1982/ 1993

R

R, F, W

See initial comments

Skykomish River, Miller River

King

Miller River from confluence of East and West Forks of Miller River to confluence with South Fork Skykomish River

4

1982/ 1993

S

R, F, W

See initial comments

Skykomish River, North Fork

Snohomish

Headwaters in NW 1/4 of Sec. 30, T.29 N., R.14 E. to end of F.S. Road #63 in NW 1/4 of Sec. 10, T.28 N., R.12 E

8

1982/ 1993

W

S, R, F, W

Continuously challenging whitewater rafting runs. Hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing also popular. Numerous wildlife and fish species. Significant population of bald and golden eagles. Key winter range for black-tailed deer. Populations of chinook, coho and pink salmon and steelhead trout.

Skykomish River, North Fork

Snohomish

Road end to Troublesome Creek

8

1982/ 1993

S

S, R, F, W

See initial comments

Skykomish River, North Fork

Snohomish

Troublesome Creek to confluence with S.F. Skykomish

12

1982/ 1993

R

S, R, F, W

Subtle beauty below forest canopy and wide variety of water features from pools and riffles to spectacular waterfalls. Opportunity to hike and view scenery in an undeveloped setting.

Skokomish River, North Fork

Jefferson, Mason

Entire segment within Olympic National Park

13

1982/ 1993

W

S, R, G, F, W, H

Heavily forested mountain slopes, views of snowcapped peaks, swift-flowing river, tranquil pools, wildflower displays, and wilderness setting. Numerous recreational activities.

Skykomish River, South Fork Skykomish River, Tye River

Snohomish, King

Headwaters of Tye River in SE 1/4 of Sec. 14., T.26 N., R.13 E. to confluence with South Fork Skykomish and Foss Rivers

14

1982/ 1993

R

S, R, F, W, H

Has many beautiful water falls. Boating, kayaking, hiking, and camping opportunities with main stem Skykomish one of most outstanding rafting and kayaking rivers. Winter range for black-tailed deeor and mountain goats. Provides spawning and rearing habitat for numerous anadromous species. Tye River is in Stevens Pass Historic

District which represents efforts to build a transcontinental railroad line.

Skykomish River, South Fork Skykomish River, Tye River

Snohomish, King

Confluence of Tye and Foss Rivers to confluence with Snohomish River

49

1982/ 1993

R

S, R, F, W

See initial comments

Smith Creek/Muddy River

Skamania

(Smith Creek Segment) Source on Nelson Glacier in SE 1/4 of Sec. 3, T.8 N., R.5 E. to confluence with Muddy River in NW 1/4 of Sec. 15, T.8 N., R.6 E.

9

1993

W

S, R, G

Waterfalls, cascades, and vistas of Mount St. Helens. Increasing recreation and interpretation use with emphasis on winter sports.

Smith Creek/Muddy River

Skamania

(Upper Muddy Segment) Source on Shoestring Glacier in SE 1/4 of Sec. 10, T.8 N., R.5 E. to crossing of Forest Service Road 83 in NW 1/4 of Sec. 20, T.8 N., R.6 E.

4

1993

W

S, R, G

See initial comments

Smith Creek/Muddy River

Skamania

(Upper Muddy Segment)Road 83 crossing to confluence with Smith Creek in NW 1/4 of Sec. 15, T.8 N., R.6 E.

2

1993

S

S, R, G

See initial comments

Smith Creek/Muddy River

Skamania

(Muddy Segment)Confluence with Smith Creek to confluence with Lewis River in SE 1/4 of Sec. 24, T.7 N., R.6 E.

10

1993

S

S, R, G

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, Middle Fork

King

Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary to confluence with Taylor River

13

1982/ 1993

S

R, F, W

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, Middle Fork

King

Taylor River confluence to location near community of Tanner in NW 1/4 of Sec. 13, T.23 N., R.8 E.

16

1982/ 1993

R

R, F, W

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, Middle Fork

King

Headwaters near La Bohn Gap in NE 1/4 of Sec. 20, T.24 N., R.13 E. to Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary

6

1982/ 1993

W

R, F, W

Potential high for rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Numerous wildlife species and extensive deer wintering range.

Excellent resident cutthroat population.

Snoqualmie River, Middle Fork

King

From its source downstream to a point approximately four miles upstream from the confluence with the South Fork

31

1982

S, R, F

A fixed channel stream of high and moderate gradients rising from a tarn lake amid alpine meadows and rugged mountain slopes. Essentially undeveloped; excellent whitewater opportunities in lower reaches. Resident fish resource.

Snoqualmie River, Middle Fork

King

Near community of Tanner to confluence with North Fork Snoqualmie River

4

1982/ 1993

R

R, F, W

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, North Fork and Lennox Creek

King

Wagner Bridge to confluence with Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

12

1993

S

R, F

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, North Fork and Lennox Creek

King

Headwaters of Lennox Creek in NW 1/4 of Sec. 36, T.25 N., R.10 E. to Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary

0

1993

W

F, W

Important resources for resident cutthroat trout. Lennox River provides extensive winter range for black-tailed deer and mountain goats. N. Fork offers advanced kayaking and canoeing.

Snoqualmie River, North Fork and Lennox Creek

King

Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary to confluence with North Fork Snoqualmie River

7

1993

S

F, W

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, North Fork and Lennox Creek

King

Headwaters of North Fork Snoqualmie at Lake Kanim in SE 1/4 of Sec. 11, T.25 N., R.10 E. to Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary

1

1993

W

R, F

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, North Fork and Lennox Creek

King

Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary to Lennox Creek

5

1993

S

R, F

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, North Fork and Lennox Creek

King

Lennox Creek to Wagner Bridge in NE 1/4 of Sec. 20, T.25 N., R.9 E.

8

1993

R

R, F

See initial comments

Snoqualmie River, South Fork

King

Headwaters at Source Lake in NE 1/4 of Section30, T.23N., R.11E. to the confluence with the Snoqualmie River

31

1993

R

W, H, C

Excellent habitat for black-tailed deer, elk, black bear. Travel route with evidence of mining, railroad and logging activities.

Soleduck River

Clallam

Entire length

65

1982

F

Both fixed and loop meander channel pattern in the lower valley reaches, with low to moderate gradients and flow. Major Olympic drainage flowing through thickly forested areas. Produces some of the largest winter steelhead fish. Flows near well known and developed hot springs area.

Soleduck River

Clallum

Source north of Haigs Lake in Olympic National Park (SE 1/4 of Section 16, T.28N., R.8W.) to the end of the Soleduck Road (SW 1/4 of Section 33, T.29N., R.9W.)

7

1982/ 1993

W

F

Chinook, coho, pink, sockeye, and chum salmon utilize the Soleduck.

Soleduck River

Clallam

Entire segment within Olympic National Park

19

1982/ 1993

S

S, R, G, F, W

Dense old-growth forests, steep mountain slopes, rushing river with cascades and falls, subalpine lakes, hot springs, and wilderness setting. Numerous recreational activities.

Soleduck River

Clallum

Olympic National Park/Olympic National Forest boundary to the confluence of the South Fork Soleduck River

2

1982/ 1993

S

F

See initial comments.

Soleduck River

Clallum

Confluence with South Fork Soleduck River to the Olympic National Park boundary, north bank (SE 1/4 of Section 28, T.30 N., R.10W.)

3

1982/ 1993

R

F

See initial comments.

Soleduck River

Clallum

Olympic National Park boundary to the Olympic National Forest boundary

11

1982/ 1993

R

F

See initial comments.

Soleduck River

Clallum

Olympic National Forest boundary to the Highway 101 bridge near Forks (SE 1/4 of Section 29, T.29N., R.13W.)

22

1982/ 1993

R

F

See initial comments.

Soleduck River

Clallum

Highway 101 bridge near Forks to the confluence with Bogachiel River

13

1982/ 1993

R

F

See initial comments.

Soleduck River

Clallum

End of Soleduck Road to the Olympic National Park/Olympic National Forest boundary

7

1982/ 1993

S

F

See initial comments.

Stehekin River, Agnes Creek and Bridge Creek

Chelan

Entire segment within North Cascades National Park and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

44

1993

S, R

S, R, G, F, W, H, C, O

Flows through spectacular areas ranging from subalpine to dense forest. Fishing, hiking, rafting, and sightseeing. Historical mine, old wagon road, and homesteads.

Stillaguamish River, N. and S. Fork

Snohomish, Skagit

From sources of No. Fork and So. Fork to their confluence at Arlington, including major tributaries (Boulder R., Canyon Creek, Jim Creek) -- North Fork (52 river miles), South Fork (42 rm) & Tributaries (29 rm)

123

1982

S, R, F, W

A major western Washington river system largely accessible by highways and roads. Highly scenic mountain valleys in upper reaches, pastoral winding stream banks in lower reaches. Highly productive native anadromous fishery. One of three remaining Puget Sound area rivers designated for natural fish production. Abundant wildlife in upper reaches. Eagle nesting sites. Excellent water quality. Outstanding recreational fishery.

Stillaguamish River, North Branch of North Fork

Skagit

Headwaters in NE 1/4 of Section 12, T.33N., R.8E. to the confluence with the North Fork Stillaguamish River

5

1993

R

W

Stillaguamish River, North Fork

Skagit, Snohomish

Headwaters in SE 1/4 of Section 17, T.34N., R.9E. to the confluence with South Fork Stillaguamish

50

1982/ 1993

R

F, W

Spawning and rearing habitat for chinook, pink, chum, and some coho salmon. Excellent winter range for black-tailed deer.

Stillaguamish River, North Fork and South Fork (Boulder River)

Snohomish

Headwaters in SW 1/4 of Sec. 7, T.31 N., R.9 E. to Boulder River Wilderness boundary

9

1982/ 1993

W

F, W

Spawning and rearing habitat for fall chinook, coho, pink and chum salmon, as well as, summer steelhead and Dolly Varden. Black-tailed deer, bald eagles, and mountain goat.

Stillaguamish River, North Fork and South Fork (Boulder River)

Snohomish

Boulder River Wilderness boundary to confluence with North Fork Stillaguamish River

4

1982/ 1993

R

F, W

See initial comments

Stillaguamish River, South Fork

Snohomish

Canyon Creek to confluence with North Fork Stillaguamish River

16

1982/ 1993

R

S, R, F, W, H, O

See initial comments

Stillaguamish River, South Fork

Snohomish

Headwaters between Morning Star and Lewis Peaks in NE 1/4 of Sec. 14, T.29 N., R.10 E. to Canyon Creek

37

1982/ 1993

S

S, R, F, W, H, O

Pastoral scenes in lower valley to extraordinary mountain scenes. Heavy use by kayakers, canoeists, and campers. River is important prehistoric/historic travelway. Extensive winter range for

black-tailed deer and bald eagles. Good spawning habitat for chinook, chum, coho and some pink salmon.

Taylor River

King

Snoqualmie Lake to Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary

1

1993

W

R, F

Hunting, camping, and hiking. Excellent resident cutthroat trout populations.

Taylor River

King

Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary to Quartz Creek Road

5

1993

S

R, F

See initial comments

Taylor River

King

Quartz Creek Roaad to confluence with Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

2

1993

R

R, F

See initial comments

Thunder Creek and Fisher Creek

Whatcom

Entire segment within Ross Lake National Recreation Area

25

1993

W

S, R, G

Provides views of high mountains, rugged peaks, glaciers, water falls, old growth forest, and pristine stream valley. Backcountry trail and several backcountry camps.

Tolt River, South Fork

King

Headwaters in SE 1/4 of Section 33, T.26N., R.10E. to the Tolt Reservoir

5

1993

R

F

Important wild trout river.

Toutle River

Cowlitz, Skamania

Source in SW 1/4 of Sec. 28, T.9 N., R.5 E. to western Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument boundary in SW 1/4 of Sec. 1, T.9 N., R.3 E.

11

1993

W

S, R, G, W

Debris avalanche triggered by 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens considered largest landslide in recorded history. It followed course of Toutle River. Rim, crater, and dome of Mount St. Helens are most significant scenic resources of headwaters. Large wintering elk herd.

Toutle River

Cowlitz, Skamania

MSHNVM boundary to slackwater of Corps of Engineers Sediment Retention Dam in Sec. 32, T.10 N., R.3 E.

5

1993

S

S, R, G, W

See initial comments

Troublesome Creek

Snohomish

Headwaters at Blanca Lake to Forest Road 63

4

1993

W

W

Mountain goats and spotted owls are predominant wildlife.

Troublesome Creek

Snohomish

Forest Road 63 to confluence with North Fork Skykomish River

0

1993

S

W

See initial comments

Tucannon River

Columbia, Garfield

Entire length

57

1982

F, W, H

Undeveloped upper portion; flows primarily in flat floored, steep sided valley, past several small lakes. Good example of rejuvenated, underfit stream with present channel flowing within a narrow floodplain, well defined by former mature meander pattern. Excellent fish and wildlife habitat. Some boating.

Twisp River

Okanogan

Private land bounday near Lime Creek to Okanogan National Forest Boundary in NE 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.33 N., R.21 E.

10

1993

R

S, R, F, W

See initial comments

Twisp River

Okanogan

Okanogan National Forest Boundary to confluence with Methow River

5

1993

R

S, R, F, W

See initial comments

Twisp River

Okanogan

Confluence of North Fork and South Fork Twisp River to Lake Chelan/Sawtooth Wilderness Boundary in NE 1/4 of Sec. 10, T.34 N., R.18 E.

1

1993

W

S, R, F, W

High mountain ridges, peaks and natural forest setting.Important summer and winter range for mountain goats and important mule deer migratory route. Spawning and rearing habitat for spring and summer steelhead.

Twisp River

Okanogan

Lake Chelan/Sawtooth Wilderness Boundary to private land boundary near Lime Creek in SE 1/4 of Sec. 18, T.33 N., R.20 E.

13

1993

S

S, R, F, W

See initial comments

Waptus River

Kittitas

Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary to confluence with Cle Elum River

1

1993

W

S

See initial comments

Waptus River

Kittitas

Headwaters to Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary in NW 1/4 of Sec. 4, T.22 N., R.14 E.

12

1993

W

S

Snowfields, small glaciers, pinnacles and rock faces. Wetland areas featuring large marshes, bogs, ponds, and abundance of beaver activity.

Wenatchee River

Chelan

From Wenatchee Lake downstream to the confluence with Icicle Creek

30

1982

S, R, G

Major eastern Cascades river which sustains considerable whitewater boating and fishing. Includes spectacular Tumwater Canyon. Heavily used commercial rafting river in the lower reaches and popular canoeing stream near Lake Wenatchee.

Wenatchee River

Chelan

Lake Wenatchee to Tumwater Campground in SW 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.25 N., R.17 E.

21

1982/ 1993

R

S, R, W, C

Gently rolling, forested terrain to spectacular cliffs, enormous boulders, and cascading rapids. Within traditional fishing grounds of Wenatchi Indians. Has only known petroglyph site on Forest.

Wenatchee River

Chelan

Tumwater Campground to mouth of Icicle Creek

9

1982/ 1993

R

S, R, W, C

See initial comments

White Chuck River

Snohomish

Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary to confluence with Sauk River

12

1993

R

S, R, F, W

See initial comments

White Chuck River

Snohomish

Headwaters in NW 1/4 of Sec. 6, T.29 N., R.14 E. to Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary

10

1993

W

S, R, F, W

Flows through rugged mountainous terrain and contins numerous cascades and falls. Abundant recreation activities including

hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking. Provides habitat for spring chinook, coho salmon, Dolly Varden, and resident rainbow trout.

White River

King, Pierce

Huckleberry Creek to confluence with Clearwater River

18

1993

R

R, F, W, H

See initial comments

White River

King, Pierce

Headwaters at Emmons Glacier on northeast slopes of Mt. Rainier to Huckleberry Creek

20

1993

S

R, F, W, H

Magnificent views of Mt. Rainier from river corridor. Variety of recreation activities including rafting, camping, hiking,

fishing, and sightseeing. During 1930's was a CCC camp

located along river. Excellent deer and elk winter range. Variety of anadromous fish species. Historic period sites representing logging, recreation, and Forest Service administration.

White River

Chelan

Point approximately 1/2 mile above Tall Timber Ranch to Lake Wenatchee

12

1982/ 1993

S

S, F

See initial comments

White River

Chelan

Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary to point approximately 1/2 mile above Tall Timber Ranch, at east section line of Sec. 13, T.28 N., R.15 E.

7

1982/ 1993

S

S, F

See initial comments

White River

Chelan

Entire length

34

1982

S, R

Pristine wilderness stream with cascades and waterfalls. Rises in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Some kayaking. Almost totally undeveloped.

White River

Chelan

Headwaters to Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary in SW 1/4 of Sec. 35, T.29 N., R.15 E.

15

1982/ 1993

W

S, F

Plunges through steep-walled glaciated valley bordered by stark mountain peaks, impressive alpine glaciers, and precipitous cliffs. Supports natural run of sockeye salmon.

White River, West Fork

Pierce

Entire segment within Mount Rainier National Park

9

1993

W

S, R, G, W, O

Close-up views of Mount Rainier, and steep face of its Willis Wall. Crosscountry hiking. Numerous wildlife. River is remote, with access only by trail.

White Salmon River/Cascade Creek

Klickitat, Skamania

(Cascade Creek) Mt. Adams Wilderness boundary to confluence with White Salmon River

2

1993

S

S, R, G, O

White Salmon River/Cascade Creek

Klickitat, Skamania

(Cascade Creek) Headwaters in NE 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.8 N., R.9 E. to Mt. Adams Wilderness boundary in SW 1/4 of Sec. 5, T.7 N., R.10 E.

5

1993

W

S, R, G, O

White Salmon River/Cascade Creek

Klickitat, Skamania

(White Salmon) GPNF boundary to confluence of Gilmer Creek

18

1993

S

S, R, G, O

See initial comments

White Salmon River/Cascade Creek

Klickitat, Skamania

(White Salmon) Headwaters in Mt. Adams Wilderness in NE 1/4 of Sec. 17, T.8 N., R.10 E. to Mt. Adams Wilderness boundary in NW 1/4 of Sec. 19, T.8 N., R.10 E.

2

1993

W

S, R, G, O

Long and narrow gorges, and "lava tube" caves within the corridor. Areas of old-growth Douglas-fir groves. Regionally significant whitewater boating. Unique because of consistently reliable flows.

White Salmon River/Cascade Creek

Skamania

(White Salmon) Mt. Adams Wilderness boundary to Gifford Pinchot National Forest boundary in SW 1/4 of Sec. 34, T.7 N., R.10 E.

12

1993

S

S, R

See initial comments

Wind River

Skamania

Entire length

29

1982

G, F

Swift stream flowing through interesting volcanic terrain, including some hot spring areas. Important summer steelhead resource.

Wind River

Skamania

Headwaters in McClellan Meadows in SW 1/4 of Sec. 13, T.6 N., R.7 E. to Hemlock Road bridge in community of Stabler in NE 1/4 of Sec. 26, T.4 N., R.7 E.

16

1982/ 1993

R

F

Important anadromous fish stream.

Wind River

Skamania

Hemlock Road bridge to Columbia River pool in NW 1/4 of Sec. 27, T.3 N., R.8 E.

10

1982/ 1993

S

S, G, F

Deep, basalt cliff-lined gorge with distinctive scenery. Unique geological values associated with several thermal and mineral springs.

Wolf Creek

Okanogan

Confluence of South Fork Wolf Creek with Wolf Creek to Lake Chelan/Sawooth Wilderness Boundary in NW 1/4 of Sec. 2, T.34 N., R.20 E.

7

1993

W

S, F, W

Runs through open alpine and natural appearing forest settings. Mountain goats and mule deer herds. Important spawning and rearing habitat for spring chinook and summer steelhead.

Wolf Creek

Okanogan

Lake Chelan/Sawtooth Wilderness Boundary to Okanogan National Forest Boundary in NE 1/4 of Sec. 6, T.34 N., R.21 E.

2

1993

R

S, F, W

See initial comments

Wolf Creek

Okanogan

Okanogan National Forest Boundary to confluence with Methow River

3

1993

R

S, F, W

See initial comments

Wynoochee River

Grays Harbor

Clark Creek (SE 1/4 of Section 11, T.23N., R.7W.) to the head of Wynoochee Reservoir

5

1993

R

F

Chinook, coho, and chum salmon utilize the river with good habitat.

Wynoochee River

Grays Harbor

From fish intake dam (SW 1/4 of Section 19, T.22N., R.7W.) to the Olympic National Forest boundary

3

1993

S

F

See initial comments.

Wynoochee River

Grays Harbor

Olympic National Forest boundary to its confluence with the Chehallis River

45

1993

R

F

See initial comments.

Yakima River

Kittitas, Yakima

From Crystal Springs to Lake Easton (9 river miles); River Mile 190 to confluence with Cle Elum River (6 rm); from Teanaway, WA, to Highway I-90 at Ellensburg (28 rm); and from Zillah to Prosser (44 rm)

87

1982

R, G, F, W

Scenic, geologically interesting rugged canyon displaying entrenched meanders and cutting through folded basalt. Fish and wildlife (notably bird) habitat; one of few potential wild trout producers. Considerable canoeing, some rafting and kayaking. Very popular swimming and tubing river. Dense and diverse riparian zone. Lower portion displays wide flood-plain characteristics.

Yellowjacket Creek

Lewis

NW 1/4 of Sec. 21, T.11 N., R.8 E. to confluence with Cispus River in NE 1/4 of Sec. 17, T.11 N., R.8 E.

1

1993

S

S, R, F, C, O

See initial comments.

Yellowjacket Creek

Lewis, Skamania

Road 2809 bridge crossing in SW 1/4 of Sec. 8, T.10 N., R.8 E. to NW 1/4 of Sec. 21, T.11 N., R.8 E.

7

1993

S

S, R, F, C, O

Dense forest, narrow canyons and rocky slopes, to wider valleys and braided channels dotted with contrasting hardwoods. Native Americans utilized for thousands of years with exemplary rock shelters in segment 3.