Whitewater Rafting

Raft on the world’s largest manmade whitewater river. Experience class II-IV whitewater with a professional guide.

The Whitewater Center’s river is made up of four distinct sections of whitewater: the Instruction, Freestyle, Wilderness, and Competition Channels comprised of class II-IV whitewater.

 

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Qualifiers

Family Rafting

An introductory whitewater experience down class II-III rapids on the Wilderness Channel.
Difficulty:
Age: 8 years old

Adventure Rafting

Fast paced, continuous class III-IV rapids on the Wilderness and Competition Channels.
Difficulty:
Age: 11 years old

Big Water Sessions

Double the waterflow. A high intensity experience down the Wilderness and Competition Channels. Available Thursday and Friday evening May-September.
Difficulty:
Age: 16 years old

Rodeo Rafting

Participants will paddle in a smaller raft with up to 4 guests per guide. Reservation requires a $15 upgrade.
Difficulty:
Age: 16 years old + swim test

Pass Options

  • All Access Pass (Day Pass, Annual Pass)
  • Single Activity Pass
    $59

Reservations

Raft trips require a reservation. This time slot is issued on a first-come, first-serve basis, or guests have the option to secure an advanced time slot for a future period. Advance times are $5 per person in conjunction with a Day, Annual, or Single Activity Pass.

Reservations may only be made onsite.

What to Wear

Provided Gear

The Whitewater Center provides all rafting equipment. This includes paddles, personal flotation devices (PFD), and helmets.

Clothing

For warmer weather, a bathing suit, shorts and a T-shirt are recommended. Rash guards or quick drying clothing is ideal.

For cooler weather, waterproof rain jackets/pants, splash jackets, and wetsuits are recommended. Cotton and jeans are not recommended as they retain water and make you colder. Wet suits, booties, and splash jackets are available for rent. Bathing suits must be worn under wet suit rentals.

Footwear

Secured footwear is required. Sneakers, water shoes, or sandals with a back-strap are permitted.

Where To Check-In

The Wharf

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FAQ

What kind of shoes am I able to wear while rafting?

All guests must wear secure footwear during rafting activities. Footwear must have a minimum of a heel strap and the sole cannot be sharp in any way.

Where can I put personal belongings while on the rafting trip?

There are multiple options for temporary storage of personal belongings. Guests can rent a storage bin or single-use locker at several of our guest service outlets or return items to their personal vehicle.

When and where do I need to be for the specific rafting trip time I booked?

All guests pre-booked on a raft trip should arrive at the Wharf 10 minutes prior to their scheduled trip time. All required gear for the rafting activity will be available at that time and a raft guide will be there to help fit everything appropriately.

Do I need experience to participate in whitewater rafting?

No prior experience is required. Rafting is appropriate for all skill levels.

How long is a rafting trip at the Whitewater Center?

Each trip is approximately 90 minutes in duration, including a safety orientation prior to rafts entering the whitewater course.

How many people can be on a raft?

Each raft can hold up to eight people, not including a guide. Your party may be placed in a raft with other groups.

Do I need to know how to swim?

Swimming ability is not required to participate in whitewater rafting.

Will I get wet?

Yes.

Is it possible to fall out of the raft?

Yes, there is a possibility of exiting the raft and going into the whitewater channels on a rafting trip.