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Washington whitewater, Icicle Creek

Chelan county, Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III+(V)     3.5 miles
  If you're coming from Ellensburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Chelan County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. You can pitch a tent
    or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This section of Icicle Creek in Washington is 3.5 miles long and is rated
by American Whitewater as a class II-III+(V) section. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek section is just one of  
many. There arenít 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.

Briefly about the general area:
The Icicle Trail offers hiking at its best; Wenatchee National Forest is a tremendous spot. Yeah, come up here to the Northern Cascade Range for a tremendous time. Why not take a refreshing hike along the County Line Trail, and a spree to Lake Wenatchee State Park rejuvenates the spirit. A river like this is too good to miss. The warmest time of the year at Icicle Creek comes with high temperatures in the 60's.

Icicle Creek, Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek 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 Icicle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Icicle Creek:
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 3.5 miles long (Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead)
Nason Creek, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Merritt to Coles Corner)
Teanaway River - North Fork, Kittitas County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.9 miles long (Johnson Creek to Stafford Creek)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Tumwater Campground to Leavenworth)
Nason Creek, Chelan County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Berne to Merritt)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
Cle Elum River, Kittitas County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.5 miles long (Scatter Creek to Salmon La Sac Creek)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 16.5 miles long (Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground)
Ingalls Creek, Chelan County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Ingalls Creek Road to Peshastin Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Icicle Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 29 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 36 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 38 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 39 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 52 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 57 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 59 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 76 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 79 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Icicle Creek:
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 14 miles away
Fairbridge Inn & Suites Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 15 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 15 miles away
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Icicle Creek:
Chatter Creek Group Site, -blank-, 0 miles away
Ida Creek Campground, Chelan County, 2 miles away
Rock Island Campground, Chelan County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Icicle Creek:
Icicle Trail, Chelan , 3 miles away, 32.7 hiking miles, 7313 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Chelan , 9 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 455 feet elevation difference
Snow Lakes Trail, Chelan , 12 miles away, 4.2 hiking miles, 3981 feet elevation difference
Miller Peak Trail, Kittitas , 13 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2765 feet elevation difference
Lake Michael Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  20 hiking miles, 2568 feet elevation difference
Jolly Mountain Lookout Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  10.4 hiking miles, 4410 feet elevation difference
Davis Peak Lookout Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 4439 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Icicle Creek:
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 10 miles away
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Icicle Creek:
Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort, Leavenworth , 14 miles away
Leavenworth Golf Club, Leavenworth , 15 miles away
Suncadia Prospector Golf, Cle Elum , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Icicle Creek
Lake Victoria, Chelan , 3 miles away
Toketie Lake, Chelan , 11 miles away
Tucquala Lake, Kittitas , 13 miles away

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