Friday June 6 - help us hang the slalom course.  Get some river practice in early. Volunteers needed; no experience required.  Email Jennie at or call at 206-713-0520.

Saturday  June 7 - Many options:  class II+ downriver race – sprints around 11:00 and classic at 3:00ish.  Group downriver class II+ paddle in the afternoon.  Practice on slalom course all day!

Saturday night - kid's Scavenger Hunt, the Clive Lister toast, and a musical jamfest (bring your musical instrument).

Sunday June 8 - Slalom race.  This race is part of the Northwest Cup Series; don't miss out on points for the 2013 season!  This race is NOT just for race boats.  Plastic boats have their own class and even their own trophies .  A novice course will be available.

Cle Elum canyon and Cooper Creek runs for seasoned whitewater paddlers, 


The whitewater slalom course is on moderate Class II rapids.

The downriver race is 4 miles long and Class II+.  The sprint race will be just through the slalom course.  You may participate in either or both!


Cost:  Race entry fees are $25.00 per racer with a $5.00 discount to those with proof of current ACA membership.  Additional race classes are $5.00 each per racer.  There will be separate classes based on age, gender, and type of boat.  The prizes (and everyone wins at SLS who participates!) are really cool this year; don’t miss out.


Location:  The event is at the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Salmon la Sac campground which is right at the slalom race site.  It’s a perfect campground for kids and non-paddling family members, also. There is a camping fee. Hiking and Mountain biking opportunities are right there.

Camping:  The Salmon la Sac campground has many first-come, first-served sites available, but there are also sites you can reserve.


How to Get There: Navigate I-90 east of Seattle and exit at Roslyn. Drive through town (the whole place is a speed trap and stays a speed trap until you get to the campground: Beware!) to the end of the road, and there you are at both the race site and campground.

Volunteers needed 
Friday to hang the course and then on Saturday and Sunday for  timing , judging, and scoring.  No prior experience necessary.  You, too, will get a coveted SLS momento!  Contact Race Director, Jennie at: