In spring and early summer we will provide wetsuits and booties.You will need to dress your upper body to be warm while wet. Poly-pro undies, polar fleece, or wool sweaters along with a rain shell or windbreaker work well. Later in the year it is best to wear a swimsuit or quick drying shorts on the bottom and a T shirt on top. Always bring a shell, even in summer.You will need a sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen as most days are hot and sunny. Straps for glasses is a good idea. We have dry storage for cameras, however waterproof cameras are much more convenient and offer more picture taking opportunities.


Black Canyon
Meet across from the REST AWHILE FRUIT STAND, 1/2 mile north of the junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 153 near the town of Pateros. There is a small, concrete restroom and some grass next to the water. All trips meet at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified. PLEASE be on time.

Gold Creek
We meet at the METHOW STORE on Hwy 153, right in downtown Methow. There is a little park just north of the store; we meet there at 10:00 a.m.

Trips meet at 11:00 a.m. at GOODELL CREEK CAMPGROUND just west of the town of Newhalem on Hwy 20. Allow about 2 hours travel time from Seattle, or 1 and 1/2 hours from Winthrop. There is a huge National Park sign on Hwy 20 pointing out Goodell Creek Campground that you can't miss. Park on the frontage road and walk to the raft launch area. We'll be there with our boats and gear by the river.


We are located in the Methow Valley just east of the North Cascades National Park. If you are driving from Seattle, allow 4-5 hours to drive here. From Seattle take I-5 north to Burlington then Hwy 20 East to Winthrop. Take more time and enjoy the mountains on the way.

From Spokane, travel west on Hwy 2 to Wilbur, then State Route 174 to Grand Coulee Dam. Continue west to Brewster and south on Hwy 97 to Pateros. This takes about 3 hours.


  For Reservations call (800) 997-4116 or (509) 997-4116 to reserve your space