Stehekin River, Stehekin

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The Stehekin River is a river located in Washington state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is the main river flowing into Lake Chelan. Miners arrived in Stehekin River Valley in the late 19th century. They were followed by homesteaders in the early 20th century. Today, the Stehekin River Valley is still a remote area that can only be reached by way of a 55-mile boat ride up Lake Chelan.
The river's name comes from the Columbia-Moses word stxwíkn', which means "the way through."
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  • The Stehekin River is the clearest river I have ever seen. The color of the water changes from emerald green to gray to golden depending on the light in the sky. In the winter it is low enough for sno...  more »
  • You can't miss this beautiful mountain river. If you are hiking around Stehekin or off to climb a mountain, it's worth a moment to sit and meditate by a this river.  more »

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