In the "Evergreen State" you can find an abundance of gentle flowing rivers and some fun rapids.
A leisurely 2 hour float. Be careful with your exit as there is a waterfall after Tumwater Falls Park. Hence the name.
East Fork Lewis River
The water is a little colder and quicker than the popular floats close by in Northern Oregon, so expect more of an adventure. The low water levels make this a better ride in June/July than August, when you might need to walk some sections Float time from Lewisville Park to Daybreak Park is around 2 hours. Pullouts between Daybreak and La Center are rare, so if you want to do the whole thing expect to make a day out of it. Estimated float time is 7 hours.
A safe, wide, and winding river float in the heat of the Washington interior. A great way to cool off in the Summer heat. Approx float time 3-4 hours the highway follows the river for long stretches, so there are many options for entry/exits.
Float time ranges from 2-4 hours depending on water levels, Water:
Shuttle services are also available for $8 per person.
Local residents have complained to media etc about incidents with floaters and litter in the past. Be on your best behaviour so everyone can float the beautiful Snoqualmie for years to come.
Nooksack River South Fork
The float to Cliffs Road takes about 3-4 hours The river does have some shallow spots that get more problematic as the Summer progresses. Floating in August would involve some portaging. The water is nice and warm, so plan on stopping to swim in the deeper spots.
A beautiful, warm river that's great for frequent swimming. The trip to Waterfront Park is about 2-3 hours. The route all the way to Peshastin is 5-6 hours. The section of the river after Waterfront Park is much more dangerous, specifically the big horseshoe bend after the highway bridge. It should not be floated without walking it first to make sure it is safe. It is not doable at all times in the Summer.
A slower-moving float, so you may want to bring paddles for this one, depending on conditions. Approximate float time 3-4 hours Watch out for hazards such as bridges etc. Stay well away from any bridge pillars etc, as the current is dangerous and unpredictable in these spots
Approximate float time is 2-3 hours Watch out for fallen trees across the river. You may need to get out and walk around certain log jams. Better to walk them than pop your boat!
Approx float time of 2-3 hours Beautiful winding river through forested areas, just outside of Tacoma
There are two floatable sections of the Spokane with a very dangerous section in between them. The upper section take between 3-5 hours. The lower route is around 2-3 hours. Other entrances and exits are available on the river if you want to float for more of less time. Shuttle services are offered by http://www.flow-adventures.com
This river has some serious rapids on it in closer towards the merger with the Columbia River which aren't suitable for tubing. Life jackets would be a good idea regardless. The scenery on this float is beautiful as you float through a series of canyon sections.
The Washougal is pretty shallow in spots, so expect to dodge rocks on the way down. Not great for kids, but great for the more adventurous. The water can be a little chilly, so best to go on a hot day. Float time is approximately 90 minutes
Approx float time is 3 hours. Info is tough to come by on this one, so ask around with the locals before heading out
This is the route serviced by the local rafting company's shuttle. This float takes about one hour, but you could easily extend the float a little longer as there is road access to the river quite frequently. CLICK HERE
This float takes about 3 hours The Skykomish is a dangerous river, by all accounts online. Definitely discuss your plan with some locals before you go to see if the route is passable. Fallen trees and log jams are very common and will change the river from safe to dangerous very quickly.