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Washington whitewater, Peshastin Creek

Chelan county, Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     8.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ellensburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. No matter
    if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular
destination. The Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River stretch of Peshastin Creek is 8.5 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. For  
all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
A great site to take a look at next to Peshastin Creek is Pendleton Canyon; if you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Peshastin. Good hiking is available along the Snow Lakes Trail; there's nice hiking along the Red Hill Trail. This river is a wonderful place to visit. High temperatures at Peshastin Creek through the warmest time of the year are in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows through the winter for Peshastin Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Peshastin Creek, Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River 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 Peshastin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Peshastin Creek:
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 18.6 miles long (Leavenworth to Monitor)
Peshastin Creek, Chelan County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River)
Ingalls Creek, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Ingalls Creek Road to Peshastin Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tube Leavenworth, Chelan County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue SKY Outfitters, Chelan County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Tumwater Campground to Leavenworth)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 16.5 miles long (Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead)
Nason Creek, -blank- County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Merritt to Coles Corner)
 Ski Areas Near Peshastin Creek:
Mission Ridge, Washington , 18 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 44 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 48 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 55 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 56 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 64 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 65 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 96 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Peshastin Creek:
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 5 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 5 miles away
Fairbridge Inn & Suites Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 5 miles away
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 6 miles away
Comfort Suites Wenatchee, Wenatchee , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peshastin Creek:
Alpine View Recreational Vehicle Park & Campgrounds, Leavenworth, 5 miles away
Chalet RV Park, Leavenworth, 5 miles away
Leavenworth KOA Kampground, Leavenworth, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Peshastin Creek:
Snow Lakes Trail, Chelan , 7 miles away, 4.2 hiking miles, 3981 feet elevation difference
Red Hill Trail, Chelan , 8 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 3239 feet elevation difference
Miller Peak Trail, Kittitas , 11 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2765 feet elevation difference
Teanaway Wilson Stock Trail, Kittitas , 13 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 1087 feet elevation difference
Devils Gulch Trail, Chelan , 15 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 657 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Chelan , 15 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 455 feet elevation difference
High Creek Trail, Kittitas , 15 miles away, 1.7 hiking miles, 412 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Peshastin Creek:
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Wenatchee Confluence State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Lincoln Rock State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peshastin Creek:
Leavenworth Golf Club, Leavenworth , 5 miles away
Mount Cashmere Golf Course, Cashmere , 8 miles away
Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort, Leavenworth , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Peshastin Creek
Toketie Lake, Chelan , 9 miles away
Lake Victoria, Chelan , 16 miles away
Fish Lake, Chelan , 17 miles away

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