There’s plenty of whitewater to be paddled on the Methow River! The Black Canyon Rapids are sure to thrill and challenge even experienced rafters, followed by a series of Class III and IV rapids.
Tieton River Whitewater Rafting
Great For All Levels • Private Rafts Available
- Private Raft
Challenge the Tieton with River Recreation
Catch excitement within a limited time! Tieton river rafting is at its swiftest during the month of September when the floodgates of Rimrock Lake open. As a result, the generally calm river transforms into a fast and furious course. During this month, the Tieton River boasts Class 3 and 4 rapids. Water movement that is rated in these tiers is widely known for high speeds and bumpy rides. In other words, Mother Nature has set up a mean coaster for rafters to challenge.
The Tieton River whitewater river rafting adventure is our focus in September as River Recreation was one of the founding outfitters back in the 80s to start running the Tieton River The Tieton River, which runs during the month of September only, is the fall classic of all whitewater rivers in Washington State. With an elevation drop of 65 feet per mile, and the warmest water of any river in Washington State, the Tieton offers some of the best whitewater in the Northwest during the month of September. The Tieton River is fed from Rimrock Lake, with an elevation of 2900 feet that allows the source of water to descend through the Tieton River bed. This reservoir of water, which feeds the Tieton River, warms up as lake water all summer long and gives us the warmest whitewater in the state of Washington. Other activities along or near the Tieton River include fishing, camping (free in many areas), jeeping, climbing, biking, hiking, mountain biking, amazing photography locations as well as many fruit stands in the area providing local and organic produce. In addition, there are some breathtaking views, and wildlife, all combined with plenty of food and drink places in the nearby area of this beautiful, scenic day trip to the Tieton River. All of this is within a 3-hour drive from Seattle and only 1 hour from Mt. Rainier National Park. Tieton River rafting is an experience not to be missed during the month of September
Are you and your friends brave enough to conquer what the mighty Tieton has to offer? Test your skills and let our experienced Washington whitewater rafting guides show you the way. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular thrill-seeker, we let you experience the river to the fullest.
Every raft group is provided the proper equipment–including safety gear. On top of that, a seasoned guide will be with your group throughout the trip. Each of our guides is thoroughly trained and experienced in whitewater rafting, and we also make a point to teach vital techniques and calls that make your experience safe and enjoyable.
All rafting trips include a wetsuit, booties, a PFD for everyone, as well as a guide in each boat, all safety gear, and round-trip shuttle service to your car.
Expect to get wet! River Recreation rafts rain or shine. River Recreation is happy to offer you our comfortable and spacious picnic area with plenty of umbrella-covered tables to enjoy your self-packed picnic-style lunch either before or after the rafting excursion. Please do not bring keys, phones, or anything you cannot lose with you on the river. We will have a secure place to leave your car keys.
Bring suntan lotion, a swimsuit, a bottle of water to drink, some cash, an extra fleece top if it is cold, a change of clothes, and you can leave a towel in your car for after the trip.