Kayaking ( LEAVENWORTHLAKE CHELANWENATCHEECASHMERE ) – World-class whitewater is one of the many reasons, skilled adventurers and water enthusiasts flock to this area.  The rivers around Leavenworth and Cashmere offer a plethora of opportunities for easy-to-access play-boating and kayak surfing on a world famous stretch of Class III whitewater.  With an average of over 300 days of sunshine a year, you’re chances are good for enjoying great weather, water, and amazing views of the Cascade Mountains. Looking for narrow technical lines, drops, and heart-pounding thrills, the infamous Tumwater Canyon and Icicle Rivers offer Class IV & V sections that are sure to test even the most-skilled of kayakers. Or, enjoy a quiet sunset kayak on one of many of the area’s lakes or the Columbia River. Lake Chelan is Washington’s watersports capitol, but there’s still plenty of solitude for those willing to explore the upper part of the lake. In addition, numerous other rivers and lakes offer a wide range of kayaking options no matter your level of ability and experience.