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Wenatchee River Rafting

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River rafting in the Bavarian Town of Leavenworth offers diverse scenery with excellent class III whitewater rafting on the main Wenatchee and a gorgeous scenic float on the Icicle River with breathtaking views of the Enchantments, Sleeping Lady, and Icicle Ridge.

Whitewater Rafting Trips

Wenatchee Whitewater

• Season: April - August
• Ages: 8+ (depending on water levels)
• Meeting location: 201 Riverside Dr. Cashmere, WA 98815
• Meeting times: Mon - Fri 10am & 2pm; Sat & Sun 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3:30pm
• Class/Difficulty: Class III / Beginner - Intermediate
• Duration/Length: 4 hours / 10-14 miles
• Gear provided? Wetsuit, splash jacket, neoprene shoes, personal flotation device
• What you should bring: 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 the wet suit. These items still may get a little wet but will help keep you warm. Bring a towel and a change of clothes to leave in your vehicle for after the trip.
• Trip description: Whitewater trips meet at Riverside Park in Cashmere, WA. After everyone is suited up we shuttle the group to Leavenworth and raft back down to Cashmere. The trip starts in the alpine setting of Ponderosa pines and Douglas Fir in the "Bavarian Village" of Leavenworth. Marvel at how the valley becomes increasingly arid and is near desert as it reaches the Columbia River in Wenatchee, WA. Irrigation in the valley is the source of abundant water for the apple and pear orchards that line the river. You will likely see Osprey soaring overhead and nesting in the tops of trees.

Our guides can make your trip as wild or mild as you like. This type of river is characterized by what we call a drop and pool river: great rapids like "Boulder Bend", "Rock n' Roll", "Drunkards Drop", "Rodeo", and "Snow Blind". Corporate groups, families and friends come back year after year for the combination of great water, warm temperatures, and lots of sunshine. Click here for Wenatchee River rafting rates, or make a reservation today!

• Before you go: Check out the Information & Maps page for directions and watch our River Awareness Video to help you prepare for your trip!

Watch our video below to get an idea of what it's like to go whitewater rafting on the Wenatchee River!

Wenatchee & Skykomish Doubleheader

Experience both sides of the Cascades with this two day adventure of whitewater rapids and thrills. The Wenatchee River flows from the Glacier Peak area into Washington's sunny apple capital, Wenatchee. Spend some time in the Bavarian-style town of Leavenworth before hopping in your car to drive across beautiful Stevens Pass back into the big "Sky" country. The next morning we're off to run the Class IV-V rapids of Boulder Drop on the Main Skykomish River. Each day includes all the required gear, guides, and lunch. Make a reservation for your double-dose of whitewater adventure today!


Whitewater rafting on the Skykomish and Wenatchee Rivers.

Preferred accommodations for rafting on the Wenatchee River

River Sanctuary

206-707-6605 | Private resident on river 1 mile from downtown, Leavenworth, WA |

River Sanctuary


Inspiration, relaxation, and recreation - this is the essence of the River Sanctuary. Nestled on the bank of the Wenatchee River, conveniently located close to downtown, and just a short way from epic adventures of all sorts, everything you need for the perfect Leavenworth getaway awaits you here! 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, glass sunroom, pristine view, wrap-around back deck, hot tub, BBQ grill, small private beach area, 3 min drive to downtown, 15 min walk.

Adventure Inn

509-548-5250 | Commercial St., Leavenworth, WA |

The Adventure Inn sits near the river in the heart of downtown Leavenworth, WA. The Adventure Inn sits above a family friendly outdoor beer garden and indoor beer hall. All ages, and pets too, are allowed. Live music is calendared through the summer. Rooms overlooking the courtyard are impacted by the outdoor music which typically ends by 9pm. Indoor music is typically not a bother for the guestrooms.

Enzian Inn

800-223-8511 | Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA |

The Enzian Inn is on Hwy 2 right next to downtown Leavenworth, WA. Looking out the windows of the Enzian Inn at magnificent mountains, rich green forests, and fresh clear skies, you might just be tempted to believe you were in the Alps. It is in those European mountains that the delicate, but hardy, azure flower - The Enzian, flourishes on rocky cliffs and in high alpine meadows. The Enzian Inn is designed with the same beauty and tradition of those Alpine regions. Enjoy the old world atmosphere of the Inn, the enthusiasm of the welcoming staff, and the scenic wonders of the Leavenworth area.

Other accommodations for rafting on the Wenatchee River

Hotels / Motels

Icicle Village Resort | Leavenworth, WA | 800-558-2438 |

Howard Johnson Inn | Leavenworth, WA | 800-423-9380 |

Der Ritterhof | Leavenworth, WA | 509-548-5845 |

Camping / Campgrounds

8 Mile Campground | Icicle Rd. | 8 miles from Leavenworth, WA |

Bridge Creek Campground | Icicle Rd. | 9 miles from Leavenworth, WA |

Tumwater Campground | Hwy 2 | 11 miles west of Leavenworth, WA |

Wenatchee River Park | Hwy 2 | Between Monitor and Wenatchee, WA |

KOA | River Bend Dr. | Leavenworth, WA |


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