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Illabot Creek, Washington

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Designated Reach:

December 19, 2014. From the headwaters of Illabot Creek to approximately two miles upstream from its confluence with the Skagit River and just south of the Rockport-Cascade Road. The actual terminus is depicted on the map titled ‘Illabot Creek Proposed WSR–Northern Terminus’, dated September 15, 2009. (We are trying to get a better description, one that can be found on a map. In the meantime, here is a map


Wild — 4.3 miles; Recreational — 10.0 miles; Total — 14.3 miles.

Illabot Creek


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Illabot Creek

Illabot Creek provides exceptional spawning and rearing habitat for summer and fall Chinook, coho, chum and pink salmon; native steelhead; and one of the largest populations of bull trout in the Skagit River watershed. Puget Sound Chinook, steelhead and bull trout are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Illabot Creek also supports the highest density of chum and pink salmon in the Skagit River watershed and provides habitat for wintering bald eagles. Eagles using the Illabot roost are a part of one of the largest concentration of wintering bald eagles in the continental United States.