1-800-522-WILD (9453)



(Class II-III)

Skagit River Whitewater Rafting near Seattle

The Skagit River is the perfect Seattle area family friendly adventure. The put in is at the Goodell Creek campground located within North Cascades National Park and just off the scenic North Cascades Highway, about an hour and 45 minutes from downtown Everett. Located 1/2 mile from Newhalem, it is close to other exciting activities like Ladder Creek Falls, the Trail of the Cedars and Diablo Dam. The Skagit River rafting trip will take you through mild Class II and Class III whitewater and continuous stunning scenery along the 9 mile stretch of Wild and Scenic River. When you are looking for a fun, family friendly activity near Seattle, think of Wildwater and the Skagit River. Book a trip today or contact Wildwater River Guides with questions.

Seattle Family Friendly Adventure on the Skagit

Rafting on the Skagit River is a perfect introduction into whitewater rafting for the entire family. The majority of the 9 mile trip is simple class II rapids perfect for enjoying the view and getting the novice rafters used to paddling. Near the end you will find the class III S-bends rapid and famous Skagitator hole to test your skills. Everyone 8 and up will find rafting a new and exciting way to see the emerald green waters of the Skagit! Sign up for this family friendly adventure today.

Raft the Skagit River with Wildwater

When you are looking for rafting near Everett or Seattle you can count on Wildwater to provide a professional and exciting trip for the whole family. If you want a beginner raft trip near Seattle you should make sure you have the best trained guides and safest equipment. All of the full time Wildwater staff are experts on the Skagit River and are certified in Swiftwater Rescue. This means we have the highest trained guides in the Washington river guiding business so you can be confident you are taken care of and concentrate on having fun. Book a trip with Wildwater today! We also offer Skagit River kayak instruction and guided trips. For more information on private kayak tours on the Skagit contact Wildwater River Guides.

Season: March-September    3.5 - 4 hours    Price $69/p    Age Requirements: 8 years old




North Cascades Highway 20 East to Goodell Creek Campground

(1/2 mile West of Newhalem).

Look for Wildwater Guides vehicle. If lost, call 1.509.470.8558

In addition to the directions provided, Wildwater strongly suggests using a Washington State highway map.


Driving Time:

From Seattle 2.5 - 3 hours

Meet at rendezvous.

1. Park cars. 2. Check in. Read through and sign participation waiver. 3. Receive the gear you will need for your river trip, change, and use your vehicle as a personal locker. 4. Ride the shuttle vehicle to the put-in/launch site. 5. Participate in a Guide Trip Talk. 6. Break into raft groups; meet your individual guide. 7. Go through basic river rafting instruction. 8. Raft river. 9. Take-out, change into dry clothing and return river gear you used to Wildwater Staff.

What You'll Need

We supply all of  the river  equipment  that you will need, including a sleeveless wetsuit, neoprene booties for your feet, a helmet, and a PFD (personal floatation device). *Cold Spring days a splash jacket can also be provided upon request.

For this river trip we suggest you bring:

• Swimsuit or swim trunks to wear under the wetsuit provided.

• Sunglasses with croakie attachment.

• 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 us with any questions:

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

When you make a reservation with Wildwater River Guides, we hold those raft seats, kayaks,or SUPs for you on that trip date and time. We may have to turn away others from that particular trip date. If you decide to cancel, it is difficult for us to book someone else on that trip, especially if cancellations are made on short notice.




7+ days prior to the trip date you will receive 100% refund.

Minus $10 per person to cover fees and processing.


Within the 7 days no refunds will be given.


No exceptions for sickness, personal emergencies or No Shows!


NOTE: You may substitute another person at any time without a penalty.


Trips go out rain or shine.