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Washington whitewater, Icicle Creek

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


CLASS IV+     2.2 miles
  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. This section of Icicle Creek is 2.2 miles long and it is classified as a class IV+ section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. Getting some good
    exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a pretty
short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The nature scenery of Chelan County and the water flowing gracefully down Icicle Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Icicle Creek there are plenty of people from Leavenworth; going for a hike along the Snow Lakes Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. Don't leave Icicle Creek without going to Lake Wenatchee State Park, and while you're here you can take a hike along the Miller Peak Trail. This is a great river. Near Icicle Creek you locate Tumwater Canyon which is a great site to go to. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Icicle Creek while nighttime lows are usually in the 40's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and night lows through the winter for Icicle Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Icicle Creek, Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery 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:
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
Ingalls Creek, Chelan County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Ingalls Creek Road to Peshastin Creek)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Tumwater Campground to Leavenworth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tube Leavenworth, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Peshastin Creek, Chelan County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 18.6 miles long (Leavenworth to Monitor)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead)
Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 16.5 miles long (Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground)
Nason Creek, -blank- County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Merritt to Coles Corner)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue SKY Outfitters, Chelan County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Icicle Creek:
Mission Ridge, Washington , 23 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 42 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 47 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 50 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 51 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 61 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 67 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 91 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Icicle Creek:
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth , 0 miles away
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 2 miles away
Fairbridge Inn Suites Leaven, Leavenworth , 2 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 3 miles away
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Icicle Creek:
Icicle River RV Park, Leavenworth, 0 miles away
Alpine View Recreational Vehicle Park & Campgrounds, Leavenworth, 4 miles away
Chalet RV Park, Leavenworth, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Icicle Creek:
Snow Lakes Trail, Chelan , 2 miles away, 4.2 hiking miles, 3981 feet elevation difference
Miller Peak Trail, Kittitas , 9 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2765 feet elevation difference
Icicle Trail, Chelan , 11 miles away, 32.7 hiking miles, 7313 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Chelan , 11 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 455 feet elevation difference
Red Hill Trail, Chelan , 13 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 3239 feet elevation difference
Teanaway Wilson Stock Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 1087 feet elevation difference
Hunters Trail, Chelan , 19 miles away,  11.4 hiking miles, 2937 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Icicle Creek:
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 23 miles away
Wenatchee Confluence State Park, Washington , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Icicle Creek:
Leavenworth Golf Club, Leavenworth , 3 miles away
Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort, Leavenworth , 12 miles away
Mount Cashmere Golf Course, Cashmere , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Icicle Creek
Toketie Lake, Chelan , 4 miles away
Lake Victoria, Chelan , 11 miles away
Fish Lake, Chelan , 13 miles away

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