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Washington whitewater, Tieton River

Yakima county, Windy Point Campground to Naches section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     8.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Yakima, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch of Tieton River is 8.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. There
    arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system is full of great paddling stretches,
the Windy Point Campground to Naches stretch is just one of them. The natural beauty of Yakima County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
A splendid location in the vicinity of Tieton River is Clint Canyon, and Tieton River
is not far at all from Naches. At Tieton River you donít see much rainfall. December is when you get the most snow here while July is commonly the driest month. Through the summer, highs usually are in the 80's at Tieton River while night lows are mostly in the 50's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Tieton River fall into the 20's.

Tieton River, Windy Point Campground to Naches 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 Tieton River.
 Whitewater Near Tieton River:
Tieton River, Yakima County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Windy Point Campground to Naches)
Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary, Yakima County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 7.7 miles long (North Fork to Nile Road Bridge)
Tieton River, Yakima County, 19 miles away
      Class III+ - 11.5 miles long (Rimrock Reservoir to Windy Point Campground)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rill Adventures Raft Rentals, Kittitas County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Naches River, Yakima County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 34 miles long (Sawmill Flat to bl. Town of Naches)
Yakima River, Benton/Yakima County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 15.1 miles long (Confluence with Teanaway River to Thorp)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Raft Rentals, Kittitas County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
American River, Yakima County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (American Forks to Sawmill Flat)
Teanaway River, Kittitas County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 7 miles long (North Fork Teanaway to East Masterson Road)
Tieton River - South Fork, Yakima County, 27 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 5.7 miles long (Grey Creek Campground to Rimrock Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Tieton River:
White Pass, Washington , 38 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 41 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 44 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 51 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 53 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 56 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 80 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 87 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 89 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Tieton River:
Comfort Suites Yakima, Yakima , 21 miles away
Hampton Inn Ellensburg, Ellensburg , 23 miles away
Econo Lodge Ellensburg Near University, Ellensburg , 23 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 23 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tieton River:
Windy Point Campground, Yakima County, 4 miles away
Hanging Tree Campground, Yakima County, 8 miles away
Rattlesnake Sno-Park, Thorp, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Tieton River:
Keenan Meadows Trail, Klickitat , 17 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 826 feet elevation difference
Grey Rock Trail, Yakima , 19 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 803 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Tieton River:
Fort Simcoe State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Yakima Sportsman State Park, Washington , 28 miles away
Olmstead Place State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tieton River:
Apple Tree Golf Course, Yakima , 17 miles away
Suntides Golf Course, Yakima , 18 miles away
Westwood West Golf Course, Yakima , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Tieton River
Lost Lake, Kittitas , 16 miles away
Rimrock Lake, Yakima , 19 miles away

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