About Leavenworth





Welcome to the Leavenworth Region!

Leavenworth is a gem nestled into the heart of the Washington Cascades. While the Bavarian theme of the town is the main attraction for most visitors, the whitewater paddling is world class and provides rivers for paddlers of all abilities. Within a 20 mile radius of Leavenworth, paddlers can find scenic floats, foamy play waves, steep creeking, and big water class V. Not to mention, Leavenworth is a mecca for other outdoor adventure sports such as rock climbing, mountain biking, snorkeling, backpacking, and don’t forget the nordic, downhill, and backcountry snow sports in the winter.

The majority of our water comes from snow melt in the spring which really fires up all of our drainages between April and July. It is common that the fall rains bring the flows back before the snow starts to fall. Regardless, there is always something running and as long as you don’t mind brushing the icicles off your helmet, you can paddle all year long in Leavenworth.



Recent News and Info

World Kayak Wednesdays Bring the Community Together

April 19th, 2017 Contributed by: tpotforsure

Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River. Photo: Jay Thomas
As the seasons change and the snow melts, the rivers in the Wenatchee Valley have been coming to life. In fact, we’ve been experiencing healthy flows in our rivers outside of Leavenworth for over a month now. With this being the case, the paddling community of the ... Read More →

Cherry Hole Rodeo 2016

June 17th, 2016 Contributed by: tpotforsure

Last weekend, the Wenatchee River graced us with near perfect river levels for a freestyle rodeo at Cherry Hole in the Tumwater Canyon. While the majority of the play features on the Wenatchee vanish as the water comes down, Cherry Hole appears and delivers a textbook play hole style feature. If you’re looking to throw ... Read More →

Pool Sessions are back!

May 19th, 2016 Contributed by: tpotforsure

Starting Sunday, June 5th, kayakers will have access to the Leavenworth City Pool from 4:00-5:30 pm every Sunday through the end of August. The cost is $5 for pool access. There may or may not be boats available for use so it is always a good idea to bring your own gear, especially since that ... Read More →



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