1-800-522-WILD (9453)



Skagit River Whitewater Rafting near Seattle

(Class II-III)

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-November    3.5 - 4 hours    Price $69/p    Age Requirements: 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  •


North Cascades Highway 20 east to Goodell Creek Campground

Address: State Route 20 at milepost #119 - North Cascades National Park


Route - Heading east:

  • Goodell Creek Campground is located south of State Route 20 at mile post  #119.  Approximately 14 miles east of Marblemount and 74 miles west of Winthrop.
  • 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 2.5 hours

From Tacoma, WA approximately 3.5 hours

From Olympia, WA approximately 4 hours