BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE ENCHANTMENTS
Starting the trip off just below the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, it won't take long for you to find yourself peacefully taking in the beauty of Icicle Creek. While paddling down the river on your inflatable NRS SUP board, keep your eyes open for wildlife along the banks of the river and under your board swimming beneath you. This section of the river is known best for its breathtaking view of The Enchantments (a basin area of beautiful mountains and glaciers) in the distance. You can expect to be on the river for 2-2.5 hours of meandering moving water and currents before you find yourself at the take-out, Enchantment Park, in Leavenworth. Icicle Creek downriver stand-up paddling is a great option for all skill levels and ages eight and up.
All guides have a minimum of CPR/First Aid Certifications and have completed a Swiftwater Rescue course. Don't worry, you will be getting plenty of help and attention with no more than a five-to-one guest to guide ratio.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Although SUP is fun and easy to learn, you're not out of the water just yet… literally! Be prepared to get wet on both the Icicle Creek and the lower Wenatchee River trips. The inflatable paddle boards are stable, but this sport requires balance, and that takes some time to get used to. Our guides hold a thorough pre-trip orientation addressing how to stand, how to paddle, what to do if you fall off, potential risks, and other important information.
What we provide (SUP)
Wildwater will provide all the river equipment you need, including:
- River Specific Inflatable SUP board
- PFD (Personal Floatation Device)
- Wetsuit and booties when requested
View our FAQs or contact us. We would be happy to discuss any questions you have.
Participant Agreement Form
We have attached our participant agreement form for your convenience. Feel free to print and fill it out to bring with you to the river, but we will have agreement forms available for you in case you are unable to print this document out. All minors not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian need to make sure they bring this document with all fields filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian or they won’t be able to join us on the river, no exceptions!