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Seattle area Eagle Watching on the Skagit River

(Class I)

Everett and Seattle Family Friendly Adventure on the Skagit River

Rafting on the Skagit River is a perfect introduction into river rafting for the entire family. While it may intimidate you to think of going rafting in December or January we highly recommend this trip as a way to experience the scenery of the breathtaking North Cascade National Park and see lots of incredible Bald Eagles in the wild. When you are looking for Seattle family friendly fun, think of the Skagit River. This is a great Washington scenic river trip and is located just an hour and a half from downtown Everett.

Book the Skagit River Eagle Float with Wildwater


Season: December-January    3.5-4 hour adventure   Price: $69/p  Age Requirement: 8 years old


What to expect:

1. Pull into parking lot and park vehicles. 2. Check in with us and receive participation waiver which you will then read through, fill out and sign. 3. All minors will have to have a parent or legal guardian signature to participate in rafting trip. If a minor will not be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian then you will need to have the waiver filled out and signed before the trip. 4. A Wildwater staff member will then get you the gear you will need for the river trip. This is a great time to change into the equipment for the river and use your vehicle as a personal locker. 5. We will store your keys in a secure location while you are on the river. 6. Everyone will load up into a Wildwater vehicle and ride the shuttle to the put-in/launch site. 7. You will then participate in a Trip Talk given by a Wildwater staff member that goes over helpful information about the river trip, how to sit in the raft, proper paddling techniques, and additional useful information to help prepare you for what is to come. 8. After the trip talk you will split into raft groups and meet your guide for the trip. 9. Your guide will go through basic river rafting instruction before putting on the river. 10. Now it’s time to go rafting! 11. At the end of the trip you will take-out back in Cashmere at the Riverside Park. You will then have the chance to change into dry clothing and return all river gear you used to Wildwater staff members.

What you'll need:

Wildwater provides all of  the river equipment  that you will need. The equipment includes a top of the line neoprene sleeveless wetsuit, neoprene booties for your feet, a helmet, and a PFD (personal floatation device).  *Summer days were the weather reaches 80 degrees or higher a neoprene wetsuit isn’t necessary. Please plan accordingly and bring clothes to wear on the river. (example: shorts, bathingsuit, tank top). Avoid cotton clothes.

For the river trip we suggest you bring:

  • Swimsuit or swim trunks to wear under the wetsuit provided
  • Sunglasses - must have croakie attachment (Sunny days)
  • Cold Spring days: If you are worried about getting cold on the trip you can bring extra layers Fleece, wool, and polypropylene materials work best. Avoid anything made of cotton.

Feel free to call or email us with any questions:

1-800-522-WILD (9453)  •  1-509-470-8558  •


Meet at Howard Miller Steelhead Park - Rockport, Washington

Address: 52804 Rockport Park Road - Rockport, Washington 98283


Route - from Seattle, WA:

  • Travel on I-5 north and turn east at Arlington / Darrington exit #208.
  • Follow Hwy 530 through Arlington, Darrington and on to Rockport.
  • The Howard Miller Steelhead park entrance is about 100 feet after the Skagit River bridge.
  • Look for a Wildwater vehicle, or sign. If  you are lost please call 1.509.470.8558


*In addition to the directions provided, Wildwater strongly suggests using a Washington State highway map or searching the address provided above in Google Maps for extra directions.


Driving times:

From Seattle WA approximately 2 hours

From Tacoma, WA approximately 3 hours

From Olympia, WA approximately 3.5 hours