The Skagit River Full-Day is a beautiful and family friendly introduction to whitewater rafting in North Cascades National Park. The clear and blue-green water is surrounded by lush cedar and fir forest with a backdrop of glaciated Cascade mountains - a truly gorgeous landscape. The river is best for families with kids ages 8+ with a medium amount of whitewater at class II, one class III, and a fair amount of calm water.
You will meet at Goodell Creek Campground which is one mile from Newhalem, WA. This is where you will be outfitted by your guides (all river gear is included). Your guides will brief you on whitewater safety, paddling techniques, and how to best enjoy your time on the water. After that you will push off and begin floating down the beautiful Skagit River. Highlights include the exciting class III S-Bend Rapid, other fun class II rapids, and plenty of beautiful calm flat water. Once at the takeout you will hop into the Methow Rafting transport vehicle and be driven back to your vehicle at Goodell Creek Campground, a ten minute drive.
Meeting time and location: 10:00 am at Goodell Creek Campground, one mile west of Newhalem, WA (not in Winthrop or the town of Methow)