Twisp River

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Coordinates: 48°22′6″N 120°7′6″W / 48.36833°N 120.11833°W / 48.36833; -120.11833
Twisp River
Country United States
State Washington
County Okanogan
Source Cascade Range
 - coordinates 48°27′47″N 120°36′4″W / 48.46306°N 120.60111°W / 48.46306; -120.60111 [1]
Mouth Methow River
 - elevation 1,575 ft (480 m) [1]
 - coordinates 48°22′6″N 120°7′6″W / 48.36833°N 120.11833°W / 48.36833; -120.11833 [1]
Length 26 mi (42 km) [1]
Location of the mouth of the Twisp River in Washington

The Twisp River is a tributary of the Methow River, in the U.S. state of Washington. It is about 26 miles (42 km) long.[1] The name of the river is derived from a local Indian word meaning "wasp" or "yellowjacket".[2]

Course[edit]

The Twisp River originates in the North Cascades portion of the Cascade Range. Flowing generally east, the Twisp River drains the mountains south of Washington Pass as well as the eastern slopes of Sawtooth Ridge, a major mountain range with some of Washington state's highest peaks (such as Star Peak and Mt Bigelow).

The Twisp River flows into the Methow River at the town of Twisp, Washington.

Trivia[edit]

A Japanese incendiary balloon was reported on the Twisp River in 1945.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Twisp River
  2. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.