Whitewater Rafting in Washington – Four Incredible Rivers

Washington is known for its breathtaking scenery, from wetland estuaries to deserts. For those visiting or residing in Washington state, outdoor activities and adventures are abundant. Whitewater rafting is one of the top outdoor activities in Washington, especially because it’s great even when it’s raining (you’re already wet anyway)!

Located on the banks of the White Salmon River in Washington, we offer several thrilling rafting trips for those seeking outdoor adventure. These trips are offered from April through September.

View directions to Wet Planet Whitewater’s Washington headquarters here or check out our trips below!

a group of people rafting under a large tree that has fallen across the white salmon river

The White Salmon River

Difficulty: III-IV | April – September | Half-Day & Full-Day Trips
The White Salmon is great for beginners and advanced rafters alike. Previously a lava tube, the White Salmon River runs through carved-out basalt canyons before finally opening into a sunny, forested valley. During the second half of the season, we move to our own private put-in 2 miles upstream from the commonly used public put-in to get even more secluded beauty and adventure into your experience. 

a group of rafters rafting the klickitat river at the base of a large rock

The Klickitat River

Difficulty: III  |  April – May | Full-Day Trips
The Klickitat River, tucked deep into the Washington wilderness, features twisted lava formations, basalt cliffs, and a steep canyon topped with non-stop Class II and II rapids, making for a fun and beautiful river trip. The Klickitat whitewater rafting trip is also one of the longest trips in this area of Washington state.

a group of rafters approaching a strong whitewater section sandwiched between rocks on the wind river

The Wind River

Difficulty: IV – V (previous experience required)  |  April – May | Full-Day Trips
The Wind River is the adventure of a lifetime! It carves through beautiful canyons and boulder gardens, providing continuous and exhilarating Class IV and V rapids. Participants must have previous whitewater experience. We meet at Wet Planet’s headquarters in White Salmon, Washington, for Wind River trips.

a group of rafters with their paddles up as they go over rapids on the tieton river

The Tieton River

Difficulty: III+  |  September Only | Half-Day Trips
Scheduled dam releases every September mean the Tieton never disappoints. Additionally, the water released from the dam is warm, which is excellent as the temperatures start to drop in September. Class III+ rollercoaster rapids provide the ultimate way to enjoy the best of Washington whitewater rafting. Our private meeting point for Tieton River trips is at our basecamp near Yakima, Washington. 

View more of our day and multi-day trips in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho! Find your trip and reserve online now.

You can also give us a call to book over the phone or talk to a live person. You can find the answer to many questions on our FAQs page, but we’re always happy to hear from you if you have other questions.