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.
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.