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Open Kayak Pool Session

We live around some of the best rivers in Washington State and there are a plethora of paddlers in the valley, but not much in the way of a community of paddlers. Having access to an indoor pool is a great way to help grow the paddling community.

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Video: Kayaking Icicle Creek

Here's an adrenaline-packed video of kayakers on Icicle Creek.  The Icicle Canyon attracts a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, and in particular, white water kayakers, where the experienced boater can embrace the challenges of maneuvering through hazardous, fast-moving obstacles.

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Bring on the Water

Watersport lovers anxious to freeze their tootsies in the rapids could be heard rejoicing throughout the valley as our rivers finally started rising this week after a particularly cold spring. Rivers began swelling on Monday following last weekend's warm weather.
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Icicle Creek - Lower

 The Lower Icicle Creek is a great short run that can be paddled as a warm up for those thinking about running the middle Icicle Creek section or as a supplement to a day on the Wenatchee. 

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Entiat River - Middle

Lake Creek Campground to National Forest Boundary

If you're tired of bumping plastic in the eddies on the Wenatchee, the Entiat is the exact opposite and about an 1 hr 45min drive from the Wenatchee. I lived in the Entiat Valley for the summers of 2001-2003 and the only things I saw on the river were ducks and beavers.

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Entiat River Options - Upper

Upper Run Goes From Cottonwood Campground to Road 5605

(Exit above Box Canyon)

 Distance: 6.7 miles

 Difficulty: Class III-IV




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Cle Elum River - Upper

The run starts out at Salmon la Sac Campground. Here the river carves its way through a final class III rapid as it emerges from the China Gorge section upstream. This rapid is the site of the League of Northwest Whitewater Racers annual slalom race and the start for the downriver race which has been held in early June each year since 1962.

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Wenatchee River - Sleepy Hollow Access

The first 2 miles of this paddle is an excellent stretch of moving water for novices to learn whitewater basics-- eddy turns, ferrying, bracing, surfing. A few class 1 to 2- rapids provide practice for contending with waves. Difficulty of the water depends on the water level (easier at medium to low water levels). The latter portion of this paddle provides a quiet, pleasant float through the delta and sloughs.

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Wenatchee River - Tumwater Canyon

This Class V whitewater paddle through Tumwater Canyon above Leavenworth is a challenging run for topnotch paddlers. Be sure to look your best for the tourists who line up along the guardrails to watch the action.  

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Teanaway River - North Fork

Johnson Creek to Stafford Creek.

A small canyon run which can be scouted from the Forest Service road. Alternative take-out downstream at 29 Pines Campground.