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Wenathchee River Rafting in Leavenworth

(Class III+)

With big waves and nearly 300 days of sunshine a year the Wenatchee River has become the most popular river rafting destination in Washington State. Starting from the Bavarian themed town of Leavenworth, the river quickly takes you into Class III whitewater before leaving you to enjoy the scenery and sunshine on your way to the take out in Cashmere. When you are looking for rafting in Leavenworth from Seattle, Spokane or Everett you can count on Wildwater to deliver a great trip every time. Book a trip today,  or contact Wildwater River Guides with questions.

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




Meet at Riverside Park

Address: 300 Maple Street 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 gravel parking lot on the east 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. approx. 2.5 hours.

From Tacoma, WA. approx. 3 hours.

From Olympia, WA. approx. 3.5 hours.

From Tri-Cities, WA. approx. 3 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.