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Yakima River Float – Explore the Greenway Trip

Date & Time
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 10:00am - Mid Afternoon
What You'll Be Doing
Explore the eastern part of the Greenway—from the river! Join us for a special float trip along the Yakima River, floating the Upper Canyon between Cle Elum and Thorp. Raft past basalt canyons, rolling forests, and green farmlands of the Yakima Basin with expert guides, and learn about this basin’s unique ecology and efforts to conserve it from special guest speakers during our locally sourced lunch.
Project Difficulty
Moderate (manageable by novices, but will require paddling!). Distance: 18 river miles.
What to Bring

Come prepared to spend the day outside on the water and have fun! Check the weather before you come and plan accordingly. If it is supposed to be cold or windy, we recommend a wind breaker and warm clothing. If you can, avoid wearing cotton clothing on the water during cold days. It will stay wet and make you chilly.

Bring the following: 

  • Swimsuit (and/or clothes you don’t mind getting wet)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shoes that strap to your feet such as old tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals.
  • At least two liters of water per person

Personal Flotation Devices will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. You must be able to swim, regardless of Personal Flotation Devices.

Once you are registered and paid, we will send you more detailed information about the trip. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Where to Meet and Parking Information
The float will launch from the Teanaway River Bridge. Driving directions and vehicle shuttle instructions will be provided to registered attendees.

Cost: $85/person*
Once registered, you can submit trip payment here 

*The registration fee covers the cost of the rafts, shuttle, safety gear, snacks, and lunch. We do have financial scholarships available, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn how to apply.