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Tieton River Whitewater Rafting near Seattle and Spokane

(Class III+)

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

Season: September    Trip Length: 3.5-4 hr Adventure    Price: $69/p    Age Requirement: 10 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 near Milepost 168 on Highway 12  (Tieton Road)

Our new meeting location is just off of Tieton Reservoir Road near milepost 168 on Highway 12. Once you turn off of Highway 12 onto Tieton Reservoir Road (near milepost 168) look for the Wildwater signs/vehicles on your right after you cross over the bridge/Tieton river.

Route - From Seattle:

Follow I-90 east to I-82/US-97 South towards Yakima.  Take exit 31-A for Highway 12 West towards Naches.  Follow this for approximately 17 miles passing through the town of Naches before turning left onto Highway 12 toward White Pass (DO NOT TURN OFF FOR THE TOWN OF TIETON).  Follow for approximately 17 more miles before turning left onto Tieton Reservoir Rd. near milepost 168.

Route - From South Seattle:

Take 410 East (Chinook Pass Hwy) to 123 South to Highway 12 East.  From here you will travel approximately 30 miles before turning right onto Tieton Reservoir Road (near milepost 168).  You will immediately cross a bridge over the Tieton river and then look for the Wildwater signs/vehicles on your right.

  • 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 3 hours.

From Tacoma, WA. approximately 2.5 hours.

From Tri-Cities, WA  approximately 2.5 hours.