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Tieton River Whitewater Rafting near Seattle and Spokane

(Class III+)

The Tieton River is commonly called the last summer run and it rages with Class III+ fury when Rimrock Dam releases water to irrigate the vineyards and hop farms near the Yakima River during September. The Yakima area produces 77% of the hops in the US, so you will definitely see some fields on the way to the meeting point near Windy Point campground, about 3 hours from Seattle and Spokane. When the summer heat has dried up most of the other Washington whitewater rafting options, come out to the Tieton River. Book a trip today or contact Wildwater River Guides with questions.

Late Summer Rafting near Wenatchee and Tacoma

If you are looking for Seattle area family friendly adventure, try the Tieton River for late summer rafting in Washington State. Normally just a creek, when Rimrock Dam releases water for the month of September it becomes a continuous string of Class III+ whitewater wild enough for every Washington whitewater rafter. Wenatchee and Tacoma rafting enthusiasts will fall in love with intense rapids like “High Noon”, “Waffle-wall” and “Grasshopper" located just 2 and a half hours away from both cities. Join us at the end of the season on the Tieton River for roller coaster waves and beautiful desert weather.

Raft the Tieton River with Wildwater

Only available for the month of September the Tieton should be on your list of ways to close out the Seattle area rafting season. Wildwater offers the latest gear and the highest certified guides in the Washington river guiding business so you concentrate on the big waves and sunshine. Book a trip with Wildwater today! We also offer Tieton River kayak trips. For more information on private kayak tours on the Tieton contact Wildwater River Guides.

*Discover Pass required

You can purchase the Discover Pass here:

Season: September    3.5-4 hour adventure     Price: $69/p      Age Requirement: 10 years old



Meet at Milepost #180 on Highway 12

Address: Milepost #180 off Highway 12

Route - Highway 12:

• You will meet us in the parking lot at milepost #180 off HWY 12 approximately 2.5 miles east of Windy Point Campground, or 5.7 miles west of the junction of Highway 12 and Hwy 410.

• 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.


*Discover Pass required

You can purchase the Discover Pass here:


Driving times:

From Seattle, WA. approximately 3 hours.

From Tacoma, WA. approximately 2.5 hours.

From Tri-Cities, WA  approximately 2.5 hours.

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 at milepost #180 - parking lot. 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).

For the river trip we suggest you bring:

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

• Sunglasses with croakie attachment.

• Cold Fall 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  •