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Washington whitewater, Box Canyon Creek

Kittitas county, to Kachess Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+(V)     2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The to Kachess Reservoir section of Box Canyon Creek in Washington is 2 miles long and is a class III-IV+(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Kittitas County and the water flowing gracefully down Box
    Canyon Creek have people coming here. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature 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. 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. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. The put-in is not too far from Ellensburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an  
added bonus. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. The campgrounds here at Box Canyon Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Lake Easton State Park is a splendid place to visit on a delightful day; hiking is a popular thing to do around Box Canyon Creek; Cooper Pass Trail is a pleasant local trail. That right there is plenty of fun things already but it goes on, the Northern Cascade Range has it all. The skiing at Summit at Snoqualmie is delightful; the Kachess Ridge Trail offers hiking at its best.

Box Canyon Creek, to Kachess Reservoir road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Box Canyon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Box Canyon Creek:
Box Canyon Creek, Kittitas County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2 miles long (to Kachess Reservoir)
Cooper River, Kittitas County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Waterfall to Cle Elum River)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Hardscrabble Creek to Burnboot Creek)
Waptus River, Kittitas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 4 miles long (Waptus Lake trail to Salmon La Sac)
Cle Elum River, Kittitas County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Salmon La Sac Creek to Cle Elum Reservoir)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 10.3 miles long (Burnboot Creek to Taylor River)
Snoqualmie River - South Fork, King County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (I-90 Exit 52 to Denny Creek Campground)
Foss River, King County, 14 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (FR 68 Bridge to Highway 2 bridge)
Deception Creek, King County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Fisher Creek to Tye River)
Dingford Creek, King County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Goat Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
 Ski Areas Near Box Canyon Creek:
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 11 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 13 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 16 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 25 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 36 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 59 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 87 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 95 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 100 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
 Hotels Near Box Canyon Creek:
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 19 miles away
Best Western Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 22 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 23 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 24 miles away
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Box Canyon Creek:
Kachess Campground, Kittitas County, 1 miles away
East Kachess Group, Easton, 2 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2420.9 - Delate Creek, Snoqualmie Pass, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Box Canyon Creek:
Cooper Pass Trail, Kittitas , 1 miles away, 4.9 hiking miles, 515 feet elevation difference
Kachess Ridge Trail, Kittitas , 5 miles away, 13.8 hiking miles, 4071 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 25, overlapping , 6 miles away, 119.9 hiking miles, 3706 feet elevation difference
Escondido Trail, Kittitas , 6 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2634 feet elevation difference
Domerie Peak Trail, Kittitas , 9 miles away, 9.2 hiking miles, 2254 feet elevation difference
Red Mountain Trail, Kittitas , 9 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 3318 feet elevation difference
Goat Peak Trail, Kittitas , 9 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 2240 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Box Canyon Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 58 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 6 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Box Canyon Creek:
Prospector Golf At Suncadia, Cle Elum , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Box Canyon Creek
Spectacle Lake, Kittitas , 5 miles away
Bonnie Lake, King , 9 miles away
Lake Pugsley, King , 14 miles away

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