May 19th, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Wildwater’s COVID-19 NOTICE

July 21, 2020

Unfortunately we have had an employee test positive for COVID-19 and therefore have closed down all rafting trips and instructional courses. We have also made the difficult decision to not reopen later in the season. This is a hard decision for us to make but with new restrictions and limitations on group sizes along with positive cases and hospitalizations on the rise in our community we feel that it is best that we remain closed for the health and safety of our staff and our guests.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused to families and groups that had booked trips for later in the season. We have provided full refunds for everyone affected.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to the 2021 season.


Team Wildwater

June 12, 2020

We are open for the 2020 season! We are excited to offer trips and we are ready to get you on the river. Please be patient with us during the time of transition. Due to state and county restrictions we will be limiting the amount of people that are able to be on each trip. Along with smaller trips we will also be limited on what rivers we can offer this season as we have a smaller guide staff than normal. As always we strive to provide a fun and professionally guided experience for each and every one of our guests.

May 16, 2020

Here at Wildwater River Guides, we are always looking out for the well-being of our guests and our staff. In light of the risks associated with COVID-19 all of our rafting trips, kayaking courses, and SUP trips are currently closed in order to be in compliance with the Safe Start Washington plan. Under this plan there are 4 phases to reopening Washington businesses. As many of you know, the majority of the state is currently in phase 1 of this plan.

Based on the information provided by the State and our local authorities we will be able to offer all of our trips under phase 3. There is a chance that some of our instruction courses for kayaking and our Summer Guide School course will be allowed in phase 2. We are still waiting on clarification before we can proceed.

Due to the uncertainty of when we can begin to operate some of our full-time guide staff have been looking for work elsewhere. This means that it’s highly likely that we will only be able to offer a limited number of trips and courses this season.

Furthermore, we will be taking extra precautions this season and are currently working on setting up a new operating plan to navigate through these uncertain times. We already clean and disinfect rafting equipment after every trip, but we will be increasing the amount of cleaning and sanitizing protocols for our vehicles, rafts, paddles, and other equipment that guests come into contact with.

We thank you for your understanding, support and patience through this difficult time and look forward to spending time on the river with you all in the near future.


Lance, Justine, Landyn + the rest of Team Wildwater

You can learn more about the 4 Phases of this plan here:

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