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Washington whitewater, Twisp River

Okanogan county, Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     10 miles
  This section of Twisp River is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. The scenic beauty of Washington and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The put-in location is a short drive from Wenatchee, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This
    is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping
stuff too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end  
up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Winthrop here at Twisp River, and Horse Gulch Spring is an inspiring place to check out during your stay. You simply ought to have a thing about the Northern Cascade Range. Nearby Elbow Coulee is a magnificent spot to go if you're at Twisp River, and Pearrygin Lake State Park is a good location to check out on a gorgeous day. This is a great river. For the duration of the warm days of summer highs here at Twisp River get into the 80's while nighttime lows are commonly in the 50's.

Twisp River, Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp 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 Twisp River.
 Whitewater Near Twisp River:
Twisp River, Okanogan County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp)
Chewuch River, Okanogan County, 10 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 8 miles long (Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop)
Methow River, Okanogan County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Carlton to McFarland Creek access)
Methow River, Okanogan County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 16.2 miles long (McFarland Creek access to Pateros)
Chewuch River, Okanogan County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 13 miles long (Camp Four to Five Mile Bridge)
Chewuch River, Okanogan County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Andrews Camp to Camp Four)
Lost River, Okanogan County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Drake Creek to Methow River confluence)
Methow River, Okanogan County, 25 miles away
      Class II(III) - 54 miles long (River Bend Campground to Carlton)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 28 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Lake Creek Campground to National Forest boundary)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 28 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (FR 5605 to Tommy Creek trailhead)
 Ski Areas Near Twisp River:
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 23 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 24 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 51 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 53 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 68 runs
Mount Baldy, British Columbia , 78 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 20 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 79 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 92 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 92 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Hotels Near Twisp River:
Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop , 5 miles away
Mt Gardner Inn, Winthrop , 7 miles away
Freestone Inn, Mazama , 17 miles away
Lakeside Lodge And Suites, Chelan , 28 miles away
Comfort Suites Wenatchee, Wenatchee , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Twisp River:
Blackpine Lake Campground, Okanogan County, 3 miles away
Big Twin Lake Campground, Winthrop, 7 miles away
Pine-near Trailer Park, Winthrop, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Twisp River:
Bluff Lake Trail, Lewis , 17 miles away,  19 hiking miles, 3531 feet elevation difference
Pearrygin Trail, Okanogan , 19 miles away,  3 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Twisp River:
Pearrygin Lake State Park, Washington , 9 miles away
Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Okanogan National Forest, Washington , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Twisp River:
Bear Creek Golf Course, Winthrop , 8 miles away

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