The upper reach of Icicle Creek has some fun whitewater but the personality of this run is hard to pin down: a class II braided mess, class V hair, or delightful class III? This run has a little bit of everything.
A short class V gorge that can be easily portaged.
Although future landslides are always a possibility, the road is open as of spring 2014. One big log early in the run that may require a portage depending on flows. We also encountered a big braided mess with a few log jams that had to be portaged downstream of Icicle Gorge.
they fixed the road
8 years ago
by Thomas O'Keefe
10 years ago
by Carla Miner
Virtual gauge based on historical relationship (log-log discharge plot) of Icicle Creek gauge to Wenatchee at Peshastin gauge during snowmelt (Apr-Jul). Corresponds to approximately 20% of Wenatchee.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Doctor Creek Slide
Icicle Creek Gorge
Upper Icicle Creek
Rapids at FR 7605 Bridge
Rock Island Rapid
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There's still snow in the mountains and flows have been great all spring as boaters from across Washington state gear up to host the Wenatchee River Festival on one of the region's premiere whitewater rivers. Boaters from across the Pacific Northwest will all converge on the town of Cashmere this weekend for a great weekend of fun and activities on the water.
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