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Chelan Washington River Running Guide

Weather for Chelan Washington ForecastThe Lake Chelan Valley sits in central Washington State, nestled in the North Cascades National Forest. The Chelan Valley encompasses the communities of Chelan, Manson & Stehekin. This pristine, 50.5 mile glacier-fed lake is 1.5 miles at its widest and 1486 ft. at its deepest point. The population of the valley consists of 10,000 year-round residents and several hundred more part-time residents.

Roads extend less than halfway to the headwaters of Lake Chelan. Beyond the end of the road, rugged snowcapped peaks rise over 7,000 feet from the lakeshore. Dark evergreens cover the mountainsides. Deep valleys rise from the lake to massive glaciers in the heart of the North Cascades. At the upper end of Lake Chelan, limited, local roads do not connect the communities of Stehekin and Holden Village to the outside world.  

 
 

Paddlesports Schools:

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center
Located in:
Salida, CO

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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
Located in:
West Glacier, MT

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River Shuttle Services:

Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Paddlesports Shops:

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Located in:
Bend, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe has the largest selection of whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, recreational (more...)
 
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