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Washington whitewater, Nason Creek

Merritt to Coles Corner section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4 miles
  This section of Nason Creek in Washington is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of -blank- County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here
    are not as easy as elsewhere. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room
before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The put-in is not too far from Wenatchee, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The Merritt to Coles Corner section is one of a few  
paddling sections in this river system. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
There's a forest here at Nason Creek called Leavenworth Ranger District; on a good day you can take a hike along the Snow Lakes Trail. So much fun stuff to do in the Northern Cascade Range, not enough time. Nason Creek is in the neighborhood of Lake Wenatchee State Park which is a delightful spot, and if you're here you can take a hike along the Icicle Trail.

Nason Creek, Merritt to Coles Corner 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 Nason Creek.
 Whitewater Near Nason Creek:
Nason Creek, -blank- County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Merritt to Coles Corner)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 16.5 miles long (Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Tumwater Campground to Leavenworth)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tube Leavenworth, Chelan County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 11 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 3.5 miles long (Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 6.7 miles long (Cottonwood Campground to FR 5605)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 18.6 miles long (Leavenworth to Monitor)
Ingalls Creek, Chelan County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Ingalls Creek Road to Peshastin Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Nason Creek:
Mission Ridge, Washington , 34 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 36 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 48 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 48 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 50 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 62 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 66 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
White Pass, Washington , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 80 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 96 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 68 runs
 Hotels Near Nason Creek:
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 11 miles away
Fairbridge Inn & Suites Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 11 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 11 miles away
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nason Creek:
Fish Pond Campground, Chelan County, 3 miles away
Lake Wenatchee State Park - South Camp Ground, Leavenworth, 4 miles away
Glacier View Campground, Chelan County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Nason Creek:
Icicle Trail, Chelan , 8 miles away, 32.7 hiking miles, 7313 feet elevation difference
Snow Lakes Trail, Chelan , 12 miles away, 4.2 hiking miles, 3981 feet elevation difference
Hunters Trail, Chelan , 16 miles away,  11.4 hiking miles, 2937 feet elevation difference
Duncan Hill Trail, Chelan , 16 miles away,  27.2 hiking miles, 5038 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Chelan , 16 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 455 feet elevation difference
Miller Peak Trail, Kittitas , 18 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2765 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Nason Creek:
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 4 miles away
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 17 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nason Creek:
Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort, Leavenworth , 4 miles away
Leavenworth Golf Club, Leavenworth , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Nason Creek
Fish Lake, Chelan , 6 miles away
Lake Victoria, Chelan , 10 miles away
Toketie Lake, Chelan , 12 miles away

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