With rapids named Kitchen, Cutting Board, Witches Cauldron, and Jaws of Death the Thompson is a river whose sole purpose is to prep, cook, and eat you! This is THE big water rating trip of the year for experienced rafters and first timers looking to push the envelope.

  •   Season: August

  •   Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate

  •   Length: 15 miles

  •   Time: 3.5-4 hours

  •   Age: 12+

  •   Trip Fee: $40

Ask any BEWET guide and they'll tell you the biggest volume river with the largest waves is the Thompson. This river packs some of the pushiest hydraulics and has whirlpools frequently open up along the way down. It's situated in an arid canyon, flanked by railroad tracks and wildlife is frequently seen running along the mountainsides and steep canyon walls.

After the rafting is over we provide club members and trip passengers the opportunity to join us at a local campground for a pot luck and BBQ.

  • Passport!
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Non-cotton apparel
  • Sun screen
  • Day bagged lunch
  • Leash/croakies for glasses
  • Lifejacket
  • Paddle

Note: Helmets are not required for this river, though they can be provided upon special request. If one person in the boat wears a helmet, everyone must wear a helmet.

  • Glass containers
  • Anything that cannot get wet

Everyone who rafts with us and works for The Boeing Company MUST be a member of BEWET. Members are allowed to bring one guest, more must be coordinated with the trip leader. See the Contact Us link at the bottom of this page. If you are registering as a guest please note the BEWET member sponsoring you in the comments.