Our Wenatchee / Methow Overnight Trips are the perfect way to get a double dose of whitewater action. They are offered on weekends throughout May, June & July. We meet at 9:00am on Saturday and raft the Wenatchee River the first day followed by our delicious Top Sirloin Steak BBQ.
You then have the remainder of the afternoon to tour the area or drive up to the Methow River and relax at Lightning Pine RV Park (camping fees included), which features shower facilities, volleyball, and an archery range, along with full RV hook-ups.
The next morning we'll cook you a great hot breakfast and you'll begin the second day of your adventure on the exciting and challenging Methow River Black Canyon. After the trip we return to camp and serve a Pork Chop BBQ to finish off your day. This is a great 2 day adventure, including four meals and tents (if needed). This overnighter is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the North Cascades and the Cascade Loop! Give us a call or email us for more details.
The meeting place for our Wenatchee River trips is Riverside Park in the city of Cashmere. Meet us in the large dirt parking lot at the east end of the park – you’ll see our vans and Guides in their Blue Sky Outfitters red shirts just before the meet time. We are about 2.5 hours east of Seattle. For complete directions, see below or visit our Wenatchee Driving Directions page. After the meal, you are welcome to explore any of the fun surrounding areas of Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Lake Chelan, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
Riverside Park Cashmere, WA 98815 Located off of Hwy 2 in Cashmere, WA, about 12 miles east of Leavenworth and 12 miles west of Wenatchee. From Highway 2, turn into Cashmere on Aplets Way and cross the bridge over the Wenatchee River. Turn left onto Pleasant Ave. Follow into Riverside Park.
Methow Directions Driving Directions From Seattle via Stevens Pass (4.0 hours) - Take Highway 522 to Monroe. Join Highway 2 over Stevens Pass to Wenatchee. Just as you enter Wenatchee, take Highway 97 North and go through Chelan, towards Pateros. Just before Pateros, turn left on Highway 153 (towards Twisp & North Cascades Highway), and drive through the town of Methow. 1 mile West of Methow, cross the first bridge and take a right onto Burma Road. Follow it along the river for 1½ miles and look for the sign for Lightening Pine Resort.
From Kent/Tacoma (4.0 hours) - Take Highway 18 toward North Bend, and join I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass. Take the 2nd Cle Elum/Wenatchee exit and go North on Highway 970/Highway 97 over Blewett Pass. Take a right onto Highway 2 to Wenatchee, and continue on the same instructions as above, from Wenatchee North. Meeting Place Lightning Pine Resort, on the Methow River. Follow the signs from Burma Road and continue through the upper orchard to the lower area next to the river, which is the campground/resort. You can also visit our Methow Driving Directions site for a Mapquest form you can fill out.
Wenatchee River Riverside Park in Cashmere, Washington.
Be On Time!
If you are an organizer of a trip, please make sure everyone in your party knows what time to be where.
For 2-Day Trips, We (Blue Sky Outfitters) Provide:
Farmer John Style Wetsuits (full body - without sleeves)
Water Resistant Drybags On Each Raft (for extra sweaters, hats, etc.)
Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets
All Meals (Day 1: Pre-trip snack, BBQ Dinner. Day 2: Full hot Breakfast, Pre-trip snack & BBQ Dinner)
Tents (if necessary), Just Call Us With How Many You Need
What You Need To Bring:
(Be sure everyone in your group brings these items, even if you think the weather is going to be warm! The Methow River is at the base of the North Cascades Mountains, and weather conditions change rapidly.)
Swim Suit or Shorts (to be worn under wetsuit)
Wool (or Polypropylene) Hat, Sweater, and Socks
Light Rain Jacket/Wind Breaker
Wool or Neoprene Gloves
Change Of Clothes (to be left in your car for after the trip)
Note 1: Please do not wear any cotton clothing (sweatshirts, jeans, etc.) on the river. Unlike wool and polypropylene, cotton will not keep you warm when it gets wet.
Suggested Personal Gear Checklist For 2-Day Trips:
Long Sleeve Shirt
Note 2: Please leave your personal gear locked inside your cars, except for what you want to bring on the river. Also, be sure to have a good breakfast before meeting us on the first morning.
River Details & Requirements
Class III up to Class IV
Beginner to Intermediate
Great Family Fun
Minimum Age: 8
May - Mid July
About 2.50 hours East of Seattle (1st day trip)
We're looking forward to seeing you on the river. Drive safely!
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Or, if you'd prefer, feel free to give us a call at (206)938-4030 or (800)228-RAFT or send us an . We'd be happy to help you plan the perfect trip.