1-800-522-WILD (9453)



Wenathchee River Rafting in Leavenworth

(Class III+)

Leavenworth White Water Rafting at its best.

There are many things that make the Wenatchee River the most popular rafting destination in Washington. The first is the type of rapids on the river. Class III standards like "Boulder Bend", "Rock And Roll" and "Snowblind" are rated based on their enormous size, not their technical aspects. On the Wenatchee when you hear a rapid coming you know you are going to get wet!

However, with the amount of sunshine that the Leavenworth area gets you will be looking forward to it. The Wenatchee area is known for its apples and between the hills and the orchards there is a great deal of wonderful scenery to take in. While the river is an easy drive for Seattle, Everett and Spokane rafting enthusiasts, very rarely will you find a crowd on the river. Book a trip today and see why the Wenatchee River is one of the premier rafting destinations in Washington State.

Raft the Wenatchee River with Wildwater

The Wenatchee River is one of the first rivers Wildwater offered trips on when it began in 1980. With plentiful sunshine and big waves it is the perfect river for all ages. With high quality equipment and the highest certified guides in the Washington river guiding business Wildwater is the prefect guide company to take you on this Seattle area family friendly adventure.

Let us take the worry out of rafting so you can concentrate on fun! We also offer Wenatchee River kayak instruction and guided trips as well as stand up paddleboardng. For more information on SUP or private kayak tours of the Wenatchee contact Wildwater River Guides.

Season: April - July    Trip Length: 3-4 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 at RiverMeet at Riverside Park - Cashmere, Washington

Address: 201 Riverside Drive Cashmere, WA 98815

Route - Highway 2 - heading east to Cashmere:

  • Take a right at the Aplets Way exit, and cross the bridge over the Wenatchee River into Cashmere.
  • Turn left onto E Pleasant Avenue just after Country Boy’s BBQ this will eventually become Riverside Drive. Take the first left once you turn on Riverside Drive and meet us in the paved parking lot on the west end of the park.

Route - Highway 2 - heading west to Cashmere:

  • Take a left at the Aplets Way exit, and cross the bridge over the Wenatchee River into Cashmere
  • Turn left onto E Pleasant Avenue (Country Boy’s BBQ) this will eventually become Maple Street
  • Meet us in the big paved parking lot on the west end of Riverside Park

Helpful tips:

If you are traveling from Seattle area Wildwater suggests using Snoqualmie Pass( I-90) to Blewett Pass (Hwy 97). Traffic tends to be congested in the Spring - Summer months on Stevens Pass(Hwy 2) and can make for a much longer drive time.

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 hours.

From Olympia, WA. approximately 3.5 hours.

From Tri-Cities, WA. approximately 3 hours.