April 11th, 2014

Springtime rafting in Washington

Join Wildwater this Spring for a rafting trip on one of Washington's many classic rivers. What could be a better way to kick off Spring time and enjoy the sunshine that we all have been missing during the winter months?

Washington has some pretty amazing rivers to choose from and Wildwater has the privilege of offering eight different rivers so you can find the perfect river trip for you during the rafting season. We know many of you probably don't think of rafting until late June, July or August and don't get us wrong, we love rafting those months too, but there is something special about Spring rafting in Washington.

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Happy rafters enjoying a sunny Spring day on the Wenatchee River

Something that the Spring months can't compare with when it comes to rafting are the peak flows you will experience. Most of the rivers you can raft on in Washington are fed straight from the beautiful mountains in the Cascade range, which means that Spring time is the best option for getting out on the rivers of Washington while the river levels are at their prime.

The Wenatchee River, Green River Gorge, and the Skykomish River all offer up their own take on incredible whitewater rafting in Spring.

The Wenatchee River has the biggest waves in the state during the peak months of late April, May and June during the start of the sunshine and snow melt for the season. Just east of the Cascade Range the Wenatchee Valley has 300 days of sunshine making for warmer weather rafting trips and great flows for the months leading into Summer. Our guides will tailor your trip to fit your wants and needs and can make any rafting experience as WILD or MILD as you wish.

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The Wenatchee River provides the biggest rafted waves in the State

The Green River Gorge is an experience of a lifetime with its beautiful lush green scenery and short window to raft in April and May. The whitewater and scenery that the Green River provides in unlike any rafting trip you will experience in Washington. Ages 16 years and up.

You can learn more about rafting the Green River from our Green River blog post.

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Stunning views

The Skykomish River is the best mixture of class IV-V rapids, turquoise glacial melt, and views comparable to Patagonia. Just an hour east of Seattle and our most challenging whitewater rafting trip that we offer the "Sky" is a guest and guide favorite. Ages 16 years and up.

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Class V "Boulder Drop" rapid will get your heart pumping

Wildwater offers top of the line equipment and the highest certified guides in the state of Washington. Join the experience today!