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Washington whitewater, Chewuch River

Okanogan county, Andrews Camp to Camp Four section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     5 miles
  The nature scenery of Okanogan County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. There aren’t any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve
    in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in is not too far from Wenatchee, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Chewuch River is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a
class IV-V section. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The campgrounds here at Chewuch River are pretty good. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. This river system is full of great paddling  
sections, the Andrews Camp to Camp Four section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Chewuch River you'll most likely meet some people from Mazama, and nearby you come across the North Twentymile Trail which is a good hiking trail. You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors fun stuff the Northern Cascade Range has to offer. A spree to Chewuch River wouldn’t be complete without a tour to nearby Pearrygin Lake State Park. The North Fork Twentymile Trail is a glorious hiking trail close to Chewuch River. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Chewuch River.

Chewuch River, Andrews Camp to Camp Four road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Chewuch River.
 Whitewater Near Chewuch River:
Chewuch River, Okanogan County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Andrews Camp to Camp Four)
Chewuch River, Okanogan County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 13 miles long (Camp Four to Five Mile Bridge)
Chewuch River, Okanogan County, 10 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 8 miles long (Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop)
Lost River, Okanogan County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Drake Creek to Methow River confluence)
Methow River, Okanogan County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Carlton to McFarland Creek access)
Twisp River, Okanogan County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp)
Methow River, Okanogan County, 28 miles away
      Class III - 16.2 miles long (McFarland Creek access to Pateros)
 Ski Areas Near Chewuch River:
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 22 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 33 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 68 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 37 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Mount Baldy, British Columbia , 63 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 20 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 69 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Big White, British Columbia , 93 miles away, 2550 foot drop, 16 lifts, 118 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 94 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Sun Peaks, British Columbia , 99 miles away, 2894 foot drop, 12 lifts, 122 runs
 Hotels Near Chewuch River:
Mt Gardner Inn, Winthrop , 14 miles away
Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop , 16 miles away
Freestone Inn, Mazama , 23 miles away
Quality Inn, Okanogan , 41 miles away
Lakeside Lodge And Suites, Chelan , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chewuch River:
Andrews Creek Trailhead, Mazama, 2 miles away
Camp Four Campground, Okanogan County, 2 miles away
Andrews Creek Campground, Okanogan County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Chewuch River:
North Fork Twentymile Trail, Okanogan , 7 miles away, 7.5 hiking miles, 2423 feet elevation difference
North Twentymile Trail, Okanogan , 9 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 484 feet elevation difference
Smarty Creek Trail, Okanogan , 10 miles away, 10.6 hiking miles, 1684 feet elevation difference
Windy Trail, Okanogan , 12 miles away, 9.2 hiking miles, 2851 feet elevation difference
Pearrygin Trail, Okanogan , 13 miles away,  3 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference
South Fork Trail, Okanogan , 13 miles away,  6 hiking miles, 1150 feet elevation difference
North Summit Trail, Okanogan , 13 miles away,  7.6 hiking miles, 1529 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Chewuch River:
Pearrygin Lake State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Okanogan National Forest, Washington , 19 miles away
Conconully State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chewuch River:
Bear Creek Golf Course, Winthrop , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Chewuch River
Smith Lake, Okanogan , 17 miles away

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