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Washington whitewater, Little Wenatchee River

Chelan county, Fall Creek to Lake Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     3.5 miles
  The Fall Creek to Lake Creek Campground section of Little Wenatchee River in Washington is 3.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. 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 of the sections here are
    not safe for beginners. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ellensburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The campgrounds here at Little Wenatchee River are pretty good. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The Fall Creek to Lake Creek Campground section  
is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Little Wenatchee River is close to Wenatchee National Forest which is a delightful place. All the water falling down from the sky makes Little Wenatchee River a wet site. Of all the months in a year January is the one with the most snow; the driest month is July. At Little Wenatchee River during the summertime months highs are in the 60's, and all through the night it cools down to the 40's.

Little Wenatchee River, Fall Creek to Lake Creek Campground 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 Little Wenatchee River.
 Whitewater Near Little Wenatchee River:
Lake Creek, Chelan County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (along FR 400)
Little Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (Fall Creek to Lake Creek Campground)
Nason Creek, Chelan County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Berne to Merritt)
Tye River, King County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Surprise Creek to Alpine Falls)
Martin Creek, King County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (along FR 6710)
Rapid River, Snohomish County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 3.6 miles long (Road end to Beckler River)
Tye River, King County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 7.2 miles long (Alpine Falls to Beckler River)
Deception Creek, King County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Fisher Creek to Tye River)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 3.5 miles long (Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 10 miles long (Jackson Wilderness to Bear Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Little Wenatchee River:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 19 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 33 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 34 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 52 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 53 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
White Pass, Washington , 63 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 68 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 82 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Little Wenatchee River:
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 29 miles away
Fairbridge Inn Suites Leaven, Leavenworth , 29 miles away
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth , 29 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth, Leavenworth , 29 miles away
Hotel Pension Anna, Leavenworth , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Wenatchee River:
Theseus Creek Campground, Chelan County, 2 miles away
Lake Creek Campground, Chelan County, 2 miles away
Little Wenatchee Ford Campground, Chelan County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Little Wenatchee River:
Miners Creek Trail, Snohomish , 15 miles away,  14.6 hiking miles, 1884 feet elevation difference
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 16 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 3975 feet elevation difference
Glacier Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 17 miles away,  14.2 hiking miles, 3891 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Trail, Snohomish , 17 miles away,  23.2 hiking miles, 4244 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Way, Snohomish , 18 miles away,  9.2 hiking miles, 1437 feet elevation difference
Lake Michael Trail, Kittitas , 18 miles away,  20 hiking miles, 2568 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 18 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Little Wenatchee River:
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 9 miles away
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Wenatchee River
Tucquala Lake, Kittitas , 17 miles away

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