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Washington whitewater, Lake Creek

Chelan county, along FR 400 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     2 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The put-in is not too far from Ellensburg, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Chelan County and the cool fresh water beats anything. This stretch of Lake Creek in Chelan County is 2 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater
    according to American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far
and near. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the along FR 400 section is one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Don't leave Lake Creek without dropping by Wenatchee National Forest. For the period of the summertime at Lake Creek highs are commonly in the 60's. Summer night lows descend down to the 40's. All through the wintertime highs are mostly in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Lake Creek are in the 10's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Lake Creek a wet spot. The month with most of the snow is January, and the driest of the months is July.

Lake Creek, along FR 400 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 Lake Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lake Creek:
Lake Creek, Chelan County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (along FR 400)
Little Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (Fall Creek to Lake Creek Campground)
Nason Creek, Chelan County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Berne to Merritt)
Tye River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Surprise Creek to Alpine Falls)
Martin Creek, King County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (along FR 6710)
Rapid River, Snohomish County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 3.6 miles long (Road end to Beckler River)
Deception Creek, King County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Fisher Creek to Tye River)
Tye River, King County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 7.2 miles long (Alpine Falls to Beckler River)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 3.5 miles long (Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 10 miles long (Jackson Wilderness to Bear Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Lake Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 19 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 33 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 34 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 52 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 53 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 68 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 82 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Lake Creek:
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 29 miles away
Fairbridge Inn & Suites Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 29 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 29 miles away
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 30 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lake Creek:
Theseus Creek Campground, Chelan County, 2 miles away
Lake Creek Campground, Chelan County, 2 miles away
Little Wenatchee Ford Campground, Chelan County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Lake Creek:
Miners Creek Trail, Snohomish , 16 miles away,  14.6 hiking miles, 1884 feet elevation difference
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 16 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 3975 feet elevation difference
Glacier Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 17 miles away,  14.2 hiking miles, 3891 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Trail, Snohomish , 17 miles away,  23.2 hiking miles, 4244 feet elevation difference
Lake Michael Trail, Kittitas , 18 miles away,  20 hiking miles, 2568 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Way, Snohomish , 18 miles away,  9.2 hiking miles, 1437 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 18 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Lake Creek:
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 8 miles away
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Lake Creek
Tucquala Lake, Kittitas , 17 miles away
Lake Victoria, Chelan , 20 miles away

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