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Washington whitewater, Entiat River

Chelan county, Cottonwood Campground to FR 5605 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V+)     6.7 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. If you're coming from Wenatchee it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. There's camping available near Entiat River. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great
    scenery. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater
rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. The Cottonwood Campground to FR 5605 section of Entiat River in Washington is 6.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV(V+) section. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Cottonwood  
Campground to FR 5605 stretch is just one of many. The wonderful Chelan County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Entiat River without going to Lake Wenatchee State Park, and Entiat Falls is an inspiring place to stop by while here. If you go for the outdoors you'll go for it here in the Northern Cascade Range. The Duncan Hill Trail offers hiking at its best; don't leave Entiat River without first paying a visit to Snowshoe Spring. This river is so great.

Entiat River, Cottonwood Campground to FR 5605 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 Entiat River.
 Whitewater Near Entiat River:
Entiat River, Chelan County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 6.7 miles long (Cottonwood Campground to FR 5605)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (FR 5605 to Tommy Creek trailhead)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Lake Creek Campground to National Forest boundary)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 16.5 miles long (Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tube Leavenworth, Chelan County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Nason Creek, -blank- County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Merritt to Coles Corner)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Tumwater Campground to Leavenworth)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 19 miles away
      Class II+ - 14.5 miles long (Ardenvoir to Columbia River)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 18.6 miles long (Leavenworth to Monitor)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 22 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
 Ski Areas Near Entiat River:
Mission Ridge, Washington , 35 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 38 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 50 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 51 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 63 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 63 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 78 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 80 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 68 runs
White Pass, Washington , 83 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 84 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Entiat River:
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 19 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 19 miles away
Fairbridge Inn & Suites Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 19 miles away
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 19 miles away
Freestone Inn, Mazama , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Entiat River:
Spruce Grove Campground, Chelan County, 1 miles away
North Fork, Stehekin, 1 miles away
Three Creek Campground, Chelan County, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Entiat River:
Duncan Hill Trail, Chelan , 3 miles away,  27.2 hiking miles, 5038 feet elevation difference
Hunters Trail, Chelan , 4 miles away,  11.4 hiking miles, 2937 feet elevation difference
Devils Backbone Trailbike Loop Trail, Chelan , 18 miles away,  14.6 hiking miles, 5475 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Entiat River:
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
Lake Chelan State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Entiat River:
Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort, Leavenworth , 12 miles away
Leavenworth Golf Club, Leavenworth , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Entiat River
Fish Lake, Chelan , 10 miles away

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