Yakima River- Cle Elum toward Ellensburg, Class I
- 12 miles - 4 1/2 hours, May - August
Great for the timid beginner, youth groups and for a family outing in the sunny warm climate of Eastern Washington. Casual floating and basking in sunshine while taking a scenic ride through the arid canyons. Just one and one-half hours from Seattle's Eastside.
Where to Meet
Your guides will meet you at the launch point which is a fishing access off of highway 970. Use a Washington State road map to aid your driving. Take any route to I-90, heading east. Take exit 85 and turn left onto Hwy 970. Go 2 miles and take a right onto the gravel road, (which is across the street from the fire department and airport road). This will lead you to the parking area for the launch point.
We provide everything you could possibly want for lunch on the river whether carnivore of vegetarian. Our caterer prepares a scrumptious and varied array of food including BBQ’d meats, burgers, dogs or veggie burgers, fresh vegetables and dip, melons and fruits, breads, chips/salsa, and water or lemonade to drink. No alcohol is served. If you have special dietary needs just let us know and we'll be happy to try to accommodate you. The morning trip meets at 9am, goes rafting and finishes with the BBQ afterwards - and for the 1pm trip come hungry at 1pm for the BBQ then rafting later in the heat of the day.
Take a look at the Yakima Lodging page for a list of hotels nearby.