About the Skagit River
The Skagit River is designated the nation's largest National Wild and Scenic River system. An important nesting habitat for the nations biggest population of wintering bald eagles, the river also plays host to a wide variety of wildlife: Bear, Mountain Lion, songbirds, at least 25 different types of mammals, as well as all five types of salmon.
Located along the Cascade Scenic Loop Highway, the Skagit flows west toward the Puget Sound. The raft-able section of the river is largely Class I-II with a very swift Class III section known as the S-Bends rapids which has attracted whitewater boaters for decades.
What to Expect
Our trips leave daily from Goodell Creek Campground near Newhalem, WA. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a professional river guide who will provide you in the necessary safety gear and conduct a safety orientation before getting started. From there, you and your group will raft about nine miles along the Skagit to Copper Creek boat launch, there a shuttle will be waiting to take you back to your vehicles.