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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 Mile Post #180 on Highway 12

• (2.5 miles East of Windy Point Campground, or 5.7 miles West of Junction Highway 12 and Hwy 410).

• Look for Wildwater River Guides vehicle. If lost, call 509-470-8558

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

*Discover Pass required

You can purchase the Discover Pass here:

Driving times:

From Seattle, WA. approx. 3 hours.

From Tacoma, WA. approx. 2.5 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.