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Suiattle River
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Suiattle River is located in Washington (state)
Suiattle River
Suiattle River is located in the United States
Suiattle River
Location of the mouth of the Suiattle River in Washington
Country United States
State Washington
Counties Skagit, Snohomish
Physical characteristics
Main source Suiattle Glacier
6,077 ft (1,852 m)
48°4′56″N 121°5′28″W / 48.08222°N 121.09111°W / 48.08222; -121.09111
River mouth Sauk River
377 ft (115 m)
48°20′17″N 121°32′55″W / 48.33806°N 121.54861°W / 48.33806; -121.54861
Length 45 mi (72 km)

The Suiattle River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington.


The Suiattle River originates from the Suiattle Glacier on the east slopes of Glacier Peak in the Cascade Range. It flows generally northwest to join the Sauk River north of Darrington. The Sauk River in turn joins the Skagit River, which empties into Skagit Bay, part of Puget Sound. It is a National Wild and Scenic River.


The Suiattle's largest tributaries include Chocolate Creek, entering the river's upper reaches, Dusty Creek, Sulpher Creek and Downey Creek. Image Lake is in the river's drainage basin.

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