Tieton River Trips

The Tietion River is located outside of Yakima, WA.

At the end of August, Osprey Rafting Co. packs up all the gear and sets up shop on the Tieton River just outside of Yakima WA for the entire month of September.  Rimrock Lake, on Hwy12, stores water all summer for the autumn dam release and the fun begins!!! The water velocity creates 12 miles of fast technical whitewater, in Class III rapids, beneath beautiful basalt cliffs. The lake will be extra full this year and is expected to run at a high flow this season for a fast, fun ride!!!  

Osprey Rafting Co. will outfit you with everything you need for your whitewater river adventure: wetsuits, paddles, helmets, and PFDs. Our experienced guides will teach you how to paddle so you can enjoy this once-a-year adventure!

We run the river on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Custom trips may be scheduled for your group Tuesday - Thursday.

Osprey Rafting is offering free camping the night before the trip. Come spend the weekend with us and explore the beautiful Tieton River and Mountains. This Trip only happens in Sept.

The Tieton River Trip is 12 miles long, on Hwy12, 12 miles west of Hwy 410 junction. THIS RIVER IS OUTSIDE OF YAKIMA, WA - NOT LEAVENWORTH.

$78.56 with BBQ day of the trip and free camping
Meet Time: 
Fri & Mon 10:00am - Sat & Sun 9:30am & 1:30pm
12 miles of continuous white water
Class III
Age Limit: 
Ages 12 & Up


Osprey Rafting Co. is excited to have you as our river customers.  Whatever trip you decide there will be hundreds of cool things to look at including Tumwater Canyon, Mt. Cashmere, Various Fruit Orchards, The Apple Juice Pipeline, Osprey Nests, the Peshastin Pinnacles and numerous birds, fish and little lizards.  Make sure to ask your guides about all these things and learn more about our river valley.  What will your favorite part be?  

To Keep in Mind

“Trip Length", displayed above, is an estimated amount of time required for the adventure. This includes the time required from arrival at Osprey to when rafters are returned back to their vehicles. Actual time on the water can change with water levels, weather, and other factors.

Full payment is due 30 days in advance.

Please keep in mind that the price of each trip does not include gratuity for our guides.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund with a cancellation notice of 30 days or more
  • 2 weeks to 30 days notice
  • 50% refund or you may reschedule
  • 1 week notice
  • 25% refund or you may reschedule

We provide wet suits, life jackets, booties, and paddles.

We recommend that you bring:

  • Sun block
  • Water shoes that stay on
  • A sun hat
  • Sunglasses with retainers similar to Chum's
  • A water bottle
  • A towel

Do not bring:

  • Any expensive sunglasses
  • Watches
  • Hearing aids
  • Phones, or other electronic devices
  • Anything you do not want to get wet or lose

*Sunglasses, sunglass retainers, sunscreen, water shoes and other apparel available at the Osprey Office.

For family reunions, company outings, conference excursions, you name it ... Let us know how we can help you plan your event.

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