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Washington whitewater, Teanaway River

Kittitas county, North Fork Teanaway to East Masterson Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The North Fork Teanaway to East Masterson Road stretch of Teanaway River in Kittitas County is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class II+ section
    by American Whitewater. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of
rivers for that. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. 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. The starting  
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. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Teanaway River you can take a hike along the Miller Peak Trail, and there are plenty of folks from Cle Elum here. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Northern Cascade Range. Have a pleasant hiking adventure along the County Line Trail. All through the warm days of summer highs here at Teanaway River get into the 60's.

Teanaway River, North Fork Teanaway to East Masterson Road 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 Teanaway River.
 Whitewater Near Teanaway River:
Yakima River, Benton/Yakima County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 15.1 miles long (Confluence with Teanaway River to Thorp)
Teanaway River, Kittitas County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 7 miles long (North Fork Teanaway to East Masterson Road)
Teanaway River - North Fork, Kittitas County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.9 miles long (Johnson Creek to Stafford Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rill Adventures Raft Rentals, Kittitas County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River Raft Rentals, Kittitas County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Ingalls Creek, Chelan County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Ingalls Creek Road to Peshastin Creek)
Peshastin Creek, Chelan County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Highway 97 culvert to Wenatchee River)
Cle Elum River, Kittitas County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 7.8 miles long (Cle Elum Dam to confluence with Yakima River)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 17 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.2 miles long (Snow Creek trailhead to Leavenworth Hatchery)
Icicle Creek, Chelan County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Ida Creek to Snow Creek trailhead)
 Ski Areas Near Teanaway River:
Mission Ridge, Washington , 30 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 39 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 41 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 42 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 47 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 48 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 63 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 84 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 96 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Teanaway River:
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 6 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 7 miles away
Best Western Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 9 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 12 miles away
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Teanaway River:
Dickey Creek Campground, Kittitas County, 3 miles away
Teanaway, South Cle Elum, 4 miles away
Twentynine Pines Campground, Kittitas County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Teanaway River:
County Line Trail, Chelan , 9 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 455 feet elevation difference
Miller Peak Trail, Kittitas , 9 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2765 feet elevation difference
Fishhook Flats Trail, Kittitas , 12 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 581 feet elevation difference
Keenan Meadows Trail, Klickitat , 13 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 826 feet elevation difference
Frost Mountain Lookout Trail, Kittitas , 14 miles away, 4.6 hiking miles, 2361 feet elevation difference
Snow Lakes Trail, Chelan , 16 miles away, 4.2 hiking miles, 3981 feet elevation difference
Teanaway Wilson Stock Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 1087 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Teanaway River:
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 25 miles away
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Teanaway River:
Suncadia Prospector Golf, Cle Elum , 11 miles away
Prospector Golf At Suncadia, Cle Elum , 13 miles away
Ellensburg Golf & Country Club, Ellensburg , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Teanaway River
Lost Lake, Kittitas , 13 miles away
Toketie Lake, Chelan , 15 miles away
Lake Victoria, Chelan , 16 miles away

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