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Washington whitewater, Icicle Creek

Chelan county, Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V(V+)     9 miles
  This section of Icicle Creek in Chelan County is 9 miles long and is a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Ellensburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that a lot of
    the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The scenic beauty of Chelan County and the beautiful way the water current
moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This stretch  
has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. There's camping available near Icicle Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Lake Wenatchee State Park is a good site to go if you're at Icicle Creek, and hiking along the Snow Lakes Trail is wonderful fun. Be careful coming to the Northern Cascade Range, you might not ever wanna go home again. Here at Icicle Creek you'll perhaps meet some folks from Leavenworth, and Icicle Creek is right by the Icicle Trail. This is such a fun river.

Icicle Creek, Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead 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 Icicle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Icicle Creek:
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Tumwater Campground to Leavenworth)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
Ingalls Creek, Chelan County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Ingalls Creek Road to Peshastin Creek)
Nason Creek, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Merritt to Coles Corner)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tube Leavenworth, Chelan County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 3.5 miles long (Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek)
Peshastin Creek, Chelan County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 16.5 miles long (Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground)
Teanaway River - North Fork, Kittitas County, 12 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.9 miles long (Johnson Creek to Stafford Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Icicle Creek:
Mission Ridge, Washington , 29 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 , 45 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 45 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 53 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 57 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 71 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 85 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Icicle Creek:
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth , 6 miles away
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 7 miles away
Fairbridge Inn Suites Leaven, Leavenworth , 7 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 8 miles away
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Icicle Creek:
Bridge Creek Campground, Chelan County, 1 miles away
Eightmile Campground, Chelan County, 1 miles away
Johnny Creek Campground, Chelan County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Icicle Creek:
Icicle Trail, Chelan , 5 miles away, 32.7 hiking miles, 7313 feet elevation difference
Snow Lakes Trail, Chelan , 5 miles away, 4.2 hiking miles, 3981 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Chelan , 8 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 455 feet elevation difference
Miller Peak Trail, Kittitas , 9 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2765 feet elevation difference
Red Hill Trail, Chelan , 19 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 3239 feet elevation difference
Teanaway Wilson Stock Trail, Kittitas , 20 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 1087 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Icicle Creek:
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 17 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Icicle Creek:
Leavenworth Golf Club, Leavenworth , 8 miles away
Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort, Leavenworth , 11 miles away
Mount Cashmere Golf Course, Cashmere , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Icicle Creek
Toketie Lake, Chelan , 4 miles away
Lake Victoria, Chelan , 5 miles away
Fish Lake, Chelan , 13 miles away

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