The Skykomish River is a Washington river which drains the west side of the Cascade Mountains in the southeast section of Snohomish County and the northeast corner of King County. The river starts with the confluence of the North Fork Skykomish River and South Fork Skykomish River approximately one mile west of Index, then flowing northwesterly towards Puget Sound. It is joined by the Sultan River and the Wallace River at Sultan. It then meets the Snoqualmie River to form the Snohomish River at Monroe. The Snohomish River continues along the river valley eventually dumping into Port Gardner Bay on Possession Sound (part of Puget Sound).
The Skykomish River's main stem is 29mi long. The length including its headwater tributaries, South Fork Skykomish and Tye River, is 62.4mi. The Skykomish's drainage basin is 834sqmi in area.
U.S. Highway 2 and the BNSF Railway are routed to follow the Skykomish River, South Fork Skykomish, and Tye River to Stevens Pass and the Cascade Tunnel.
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The river is swollen and high on the banks, late in winter. A local told me it was close to flooding recently? From the bridge in Skykomish you can walk down onto the rivers edge. We found a lot.... more »
A February day without rain and the snow gone. Quaint little town. Walkway along the river with nice views of the river. Fun place to walk with the dog to stretch my legs when headed over the pass. more »
There are a lot of fun things to do on the Skykomish River. Kayak, raft, fish, or swim, this river has it all.
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