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Tumwater Canyon Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Wenatchee River

Tumwater Canyon Info
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Put In:  Tumwater Campground
Take Out:  Fisherman's Wenatchee River Access and Boat Ramp
Gradient:  64 ft/mi
Run Length:  7.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  1460 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - WENATCHEE RIVER AT PESHASTIN, WA, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  206-526-8530 (70% of the flow at Peshastin)
Good Level:  1,500 - 3,000 cfs
Season Comments:  March, April, May, July, August
Permit:  None required.
Character/Similar To:  Big, powerful, continuous class IV to V+ through a steep-walled gorge. Scout before running.
Hazards:  Mandatory portage at a dangerous dam, entire run at higher flows.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 85 miles East of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics:  Put In:Tumwater Campground is located on the right bank where US 2 crosses the Wenatchee at the head of Tumwater Canyon.

Take Out: Take US 2 to the town of Leavenworth. Turn southwest on East Leavenworth Road just east of the bridge over the Wenatchee. Continue for about a half a mile and bear right as the road bends to the left. This short dirt road leads to the Fisherman's Wenatchee River Access and Boat Ramp on the right bank.

Towns near Tumwater Canyon Kayaking

Cashmere Washington
Chelan Washington
Index Washington
Leavenworth Washington
Seattle Washington
Wenatchee Washington

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