Rafting Trip Information, Driving Directions & Maps
Wenatchee River Whitewater: 300 Riverside Dr. Cashmere, WA 98815 | Download
Upper Wenatchee River Scenic Float: Boat launch at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Follow signs to boat launch past the beach. There is a $10 State Park Fee to park for the day or $30 for a yearly pass.
Skykomish River Whitewater & Scenic Float: 207 Croft Ave. Gold Bar, WA 98251 | Download
Methow River Whitewater: From junction of HWY 97 turn North onto HWY 153 and go 1/4 mile to the gravel pull off on the riverside of the road. Just past the produce stand bakery. | Download
Yakima River Scenic Float: Meet at the junction of Airport Road, HWY 970, & HWY 10 in the gravel parking lot between the train tracks & the fire station.
Sauk River Whitewater: Darrington IGA, 1090 Seeman St, Darrington, WA 98241
Suiattle River Whitewater: Darrington IGA, 1090 Seeman St, Darrington, WA 98241
Tieton River Whitewater: Turn off Hwy 12 at milepost 168 in Rimrock, WA | Will need PDF Download
Green River Whitewater: Flaming Geyser State Park. Drive into the park all the way to the picnic shelters and bathrooms. There is a $10 State Park Fee to park for the day or $30 for a yearly pass.
Interactive Map of Trip Meeting Locations
The map below includes blue markers for each of our meeting locations on each river we raft in Washington State (you may need to zoom out to see them all). Click on the blue marker next to the river you'll be rafting to get custom driving directions from your location provided by Google. If you're not sure which blue marker corresponds with your trip, you may also view the map in a larger format that also includes a list of the meeting locations.
View the Alpine Adventures Meeting Locations Map in a larger format.
Download and complete the following Waiver Form before you arrive to save time! A Waiver Form must be completed by every person, and signed by a parent or a guardian for anyone under 18, who rafts with Alpine Adventures. Download Waiver Form
We will provide you with extra armor for your battle with the rapids! Or, to help you stay warm in the cooler waters on your scenic family rafting float. All whitewater rafting trips with Alpine Adventures include neoprene booties for your feet, a Farmer John wetsuit which covers from your ankles to your shoulders (but not your arms), a splash jacket which is a water resistant outer shell for your upper body, a personal flotation device (modern term for life jackets), a shuttle for transportation, as well as a trained, experienced, and entertaining rafting guide. For whitewater rafting trips that include Class IV and higher rapids, Alpine Adventures will also provide a helmet.
What should I wear?
You should wear a swim suit or shorts to go on underneath the wet suit that we will provide. Old shoes or sandals with straps, will work if you do not want to wear the neoprene booties that are provided. For cold weather trips: long underwear, a warm sweater, (fleece or wool, no cotton), a hat to cover your ears, and wool socks will all help provide an extra layer of warmth underneath your wet suit. These items still may get a little wet but will help keep you warm. On the eagle floats you will not be getting wet so wear a coat, hat, and gloves. Sunscreen and lip balm are always recommended. Bring a towel and a change of clothes for after the trip.
What about GoPro cameras?
We understand the desire to capture your rafting adventure on film so you can share it with the world. Honestly, we used to do it too... (have you seen our videos?!) Unfortunately, we've caught wind of some recent reports of injuries (stemming from other rafting companies) due to GoPro cameras being mounted to the tops of helmets and hitting other people in the face or head. Envision a POV extreme close-up of your GoPro smashing someone in the eye... No good. So, for the time-being we are not allowing GoPro cameras mounted to helmets on any our rafting trips. That being said, we completely support your video interests and will allow people to wear GoPro cameras using a chest-mount. If you don't have one of these types of mounts, you can purchase one at http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/chest-mount-harness.
Watch our River Awareness Video below before your rafting trip to help you prepare for your whitewater adventure! A similar talk with all rafters will be given prior to getting in the raft. Topics include How to lock-in, How to paddle, What to do if you fall out of the boat, and more. Now just sit back and enjoy the show!