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Five Fun Facts About The Entiat Valley

The Entiat Valley is accessible off of Highway 97A just south of Entiat, between Wenatchee and Chelan. Turning up the Entiat River Road will lead you to some great scenery and some nice recreational opportunities. The Entiat Valley makes for a nice drive on a pleasant afternoon, or you can head there to go camping or hiking too.

Here are five fun facts about The Entiat Valley.

From Start To Finish

The Entiat River starts high in the Glacier Peak Wilderness and travels 57 miles to where it ends when it empties into the Columbia River.

Fish On!

The Entiat National Fish Hatchery in the Entiat Valley opened for operation way back in 1941. In 2017, the shoreline on the Entiat River at the fish hatchery opened to anglers for the first time ever.

Welcome to Ardenvoir

The community of Ardenvoir sits just nine miles up the EntiatValley from the town of Entiat. It started as a logging and mining camp.

Not That One!

One of the top attractions in the Entiat Valley is Silver Falls. This scenic waterfall is 140 feet tall and offers a loop trail that climbs from the parking area below all the way to near the top and back down. There is another Silver Falls in Washington that is also a popular hiking spot. That one is located near Mount Rainier.

Creek Names

Some of the creeks you’ll pass by or be very near as you drive through the Entiat Valley include Pope Creek, Jungle Creek, Silver Creek, Lake Creek, Tommy Creek, Fox Creek, Burns Creek, McCrea Creek, Brennegan Creek, Mott Creek, Preston Creek, Tyee Creek, Shamel Creek, Stormy Creek, Potato Creek, Roundy Creek, Mud Creek, and Roaring Creek.

Mills Canyon Fire Burns in the Entiat Valley

The Mills Canyon Fire began Tuesday around the middle of the day and quickly became a major fire that was sure to dominate the news in the region for awhile.  Not too long after it began, its plume of white smoke could easily be seen against the blue sky for miles around.

Mills Canyon Fire from East Wenatchee
Mills Canyon Fire from East Wenatchee

Mills Canyon Road, the turn off to Mills Canyon from Entiat River Road, sits just over three miles up the valley from Entiat, the Columbia River, and Highway 97A. The road is popular with those looking to get out in wilderness but still stay close to home as it is relatively close to Wenatchee, Chelan, and of course Entiat.

The fire grew over the course of the afternoon and after first burning in a south and south west direction, turned and headed east, back in the direction of the Columbia River.

Mills Canyon Fire Heats Up - 7/8/2014
Mills Canyon Fire Heats Up – 7/8/2014