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Washington whitewater, Wenatchee River

Chelan county, Leavenworth to Monitor section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     18.6 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Wenatchee, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Chelan County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. You
    can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch of Wenatchee River in Chelan County is 18.6 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might have to settle
for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back  
for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Mission Ridge is a magnificent local ski area; why not take a refreshing hike along the Red Hill Trail. Peshastin Pinnacles is something you shouldn't miss since you're here at Wenatchee River. Wenatchee Confluence State Park is a fine place, and Wenatchee River is right by the Devils Gulch Trail. People from Dryden love to come to Wenatchee River, and Ollala Canyon is positively a great place to visit. From a precipitation point of view Wenatchee River is a rather normal spot. January is the month that gets the most snow, and the driest month of the year is July.

Wenatchee River, Leavenworth to Monitor 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 Wenatchee River.
 Whitewater Near Wenatchee River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue SKY Outfitters, Chelan County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 18.6 miles long (Leavenworth to Monitor)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tube Leavenworth, Chelan County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Peshastin Creek, Chelan County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River)
Ingalls Creek, Chelan County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Ingalls Creek Road to Peshastin Creek)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Tumwater Campground to Leavenworth)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 14.5 miles long (Ardenvoir to Columbia River)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 16.5 miles long (Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground)
Entiat River, Chelan County, 18 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Lake Creek Campground to National Forest boundary)
 Ski Areas Near Wenatchee River:
Mission Ridge, Washington , 15 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 38 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 53 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 58 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 61 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 62 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 71 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 96 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 68 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 99 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Wenatchee River:
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 9 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 10 miles away
Fairbridge Inn & Suites Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 10 miles away
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 10 miles away
Comfort Suites Wenatchee, Wenatchee , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wenatchee River:
Chelan County Expo Center, Cashmere, 3 miles away
Self's Trailer Park, Cashmere, 7 miles away
Pine Village Resort Campground, Leavenworth, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Wenatchee River:
Red Hill Trail, Chelan , 7 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 3239 feet elevation difference
Devils Gulch Trail, Chelan , 12 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 657 feet elevation difference
Snow Lakes Trail, Chelan , 13 miles away, 4.2 hiking miles, 3981 feet elevation difference
Teanaway Wilson Stock Trail, Kittitas , 15 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 1087 feet elevation difference
High Creek Trail, Kittitas , 15 miles away, 1.7 hiking miles, 412 feet elevation difference
Miller Peak Trail, Kittitas , 17 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2765 feet elevation difference
Hunters Trail, Chelan , 17 miles away,  11.4 hiking miles, 2937 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Wenatchee River:
Wenatchee Confluence State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Lincoln Rock State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wenatchee River:
Mount Cashmere Golf Course, Cashmere , 2 miles away
Leavenworth Golf Club, Leavenworth , 9 miles away
Wenatchee Golf And Country Club, East Wenatchee , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Wenatchee River
Toketie Lake, Chelan , 15 miles away
Lake Entiat, Douglas , 16 miles away
Fish Lake, Chelan , 18 miles away

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