About Us

River Recreation was founded in 1982. Based in  Monitor, Washington, on the banks of the Wenatchee River. River Recreation has been providing professional  white water rafting  adventures for 35 years.  Besides the Wenatchee River, trips  are  provided on six other rivers throughout Washington State. River Recreation offers a white water experience to suit every need. From the Lower  Wenatchee River Family Float, which provides a lazy and relaxing time, to the high adrenaline rush of class 5 action on  the Skykomish River, there is a trip for every level and every occasion. 

In 2010, River Recreation introduced our White Water and Wine weekend adventure which combines a half-day of rafting on the Wenatchee River followed by wine tasting in the Wenatchee Valley area. In 2014, we introduced our new Paddles and Pints package that combines rafting, camping, and a guided tour to 3 different breweries, with pints included.  In cooperation with Rescue 3 International, and the American Canoe Association, River Recreation is able to offer river rescue courses as well as our annual guide training program which has been featured in National Geographic Travel magazine. Through these programs, River Recreation is able to provide professional, logistical, and safety services. As always, safety is our number one concern and here, at River Recreation, we like to say:

“We provide constant training on the river in order to prepare for a worse-case scenario.”
Safety is the heart and soul of River Recreation. We are obsessed with river safety, and we make sure our guides are, too. That’s why our guides complete more than twice the number of hours of training required to be a river rafting guide in Washington. In addition, we’re one of a very limited number of rafting companies that conduct swift water rescue training in-house. This means we are a full-service rafting and river safety training company, not just an exclusive white water outfitter.  We have guides that have not only been with the company for over 20 years consecutively, but we also guides that have been rafting rivers in Washington State for over 30 years. Not many white water rafting companies can say that!
Whitewater rafting in Washington State is safer than driving a car, but sometimes an unscheduled dip in the river occurs. If there’s any chance of going in, you want the best-trained guides on the river backing you up. It’s as simple as that. Shouldn't safety on the river be both your's as well as our number one priority?

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    Yearsof experience
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  1. Great crew, beautiful canyon, high quality gear and a boat dog that loves anyone who will throw the stick. I love River Recreation. We've rafted three rivers with them this summer and we intend to raft more next summer.
    Kathi P. (9/26/16) - The Tieton was worth the drive!
  2. We enjoyed ourselves to the utmost. White water level was perfect for beginners and our guide, Don, was knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!!
    Lynne H. (8/4/2016)- Best experience ever!
  3. We love River Recreation. Never did a level III+ & were apprehensive but the instruction are clear & we were taught valuable safety instructions. We did the Nooksack on it's last run for the season. Book early since the window of opportunity is slim with the River.
    Vhagnem (8/1/2016)- Best rafting trip ever!
  4. My wife and I have been on this trip 3 times and took a friend this time who had never been white water rafting. She was apprehensive at first, but the great guide we had, Kristie Ann, was so calm and easygoing while maintaining a strict safety discipline, that our friend was soon having a great time. We got super wet, had loads of fun, and were always ready for the next set of rapids. It was 3 hours of pure enjoyment in the cool, fast water.
    Evans (7/3/16)- Great Trip!