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Swift Creek
Swift Creek (Washington) is located in Washington (state)
Swift Creek (Washington)
Swift Creek (Washington) is located in the United States
Swift Creek (Washington)
Location of the mouth of Swift Creek in Washington
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Table Mountain
4,261 feet (1,299 m)
48°50′35″N 121°42′47″W / 48.8430556°N 121.7130556°W / 48.8430556; -121.7130556 (Swift Creek origin)
River mouth Baker River at Baker Lake
725 feet (221 m)
48°43′16″N 121°39′01″W / 48.7211111°N 121.6502778°W / 48.7211111; -121.6502778 (Swift Creek mouth)
Length 7 mi (11 km)

Swift Creek is a southward-flowing tributary of the Baker River, about 7 miles (11 km) long, in Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. It rises in glaciers near Table Mountain and Kulshan Ridge, and flows west before being joined by more glacial tributaries. It then winds south-southeast for several miles to Baker Lake reservoir, and there it is joined by Morovitz Creek directly before it enters the lake. Park Creek is a small east-flowing stream that enters Baker Lake very near Swift Creek, but should not be confused as a tributary with it. NFD 11 (Baker Lake Road) crosses the creek near its mouth, which is just downstream of Shannon Creek.

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