3. The fishing season is shaping up for a good season due to the average snowpack. Last year we had low/warm water and lots of smoke in the Missoula area, it can only get better. Ask us about our Missoula white water rafting fishing trip. The COMBO TRIP!!
Sara Forsythe, owner of Wester Waters is shown in the above video rowing down the Clark Fork River on the Alberton Gorge. Our white water rafting headquarters is located 30 mins. outside of Missoula, Montana. Our shop is located right at the launch for the rafting trip! This saves you time by driving directly to our shop, meeting your rafting guide, sizing up your PFD (life jacket) and river safety talk. The Missoula White Water Rafting trip is 10.5 miles long, 15 rapids, 5 that splash your from head to toes and gorgeous scenery. This Trip has Missoula White Water Rafting written all over it! Let go rafting!!
Missoula White Water Rafting at it’s best with Western Waters!
This year, CDA Adventures dropped our trips on the Spokane River because we felt it was too urban and our customers wanted more wilderness in their life. So, Spokane River will always be our personal and local ‘urban stretch’ but rafting cda just got better!
We are now offering a scenic trip on the COEUR D’ALENE RIVER working with outfitter Joe Roope of Castaway Fly Shop of CDA. We are the only ones who will be booking this trip so you can be assured that your wilderness experience and serenity you seek can be yours.
Coeur d’Alene Half Day River Float (We meet in town, 20 min drive, April-Nov.)
*CDA Adventures FEATURE TRIP We are the only ones who offer this trip
This is a great way to spend half the day in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane area. This is a nice river float down the Lower Coeur d’Alene River! Great for all ages and abilities! Nervous about younger children on the boats? This is your float trip! You get out on the water without any stress. Picture a lazy river, warm breezes and a total release of all your cares! This is a great day on Coeur d’Alene River. Guests view birds, moose, and has North Idaho written all over it. This is a peaceful section of river with gentle flows that run all summer long. Jump in to swim! This is a crystal clear spring fed water that houses Cutthroat year round and Chinook Salmon in the fall.
Price: Adults-$59 Youth(4-17)-$54
Scenic Montana Float (1 1/2 hour drive, April-Nov.) (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change)
Price: Adults-$46 Youth(1-17)-$36
Full Day Raft Trips include the best lunch on the river. We are known for our lunches and offerings.
Check out this year’s lunch here: CDA Adventures River Lunch (Full Day Raft Trips Only)
Adventures with Western Waters is the original outfitter of whitewater rafting through the famed Alberton Gorge. Our experienced staff will provide a fun and safe experience for people of all ages! Rafting the Clark Fork is considered to be the best whitewater rafting in the state.
Alberton Gorge Full Day Raft Trip (25 min. Missoula. 2 hour drive CDA, April-Oct.) (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change)
This 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. The trip starts at 10AM and wraps up around 4PM. Locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided. A great one day river adventure! See more details
Alberton Gorge Half Day Raft Trip (25 min. Missoula, 2 hour drive CDA, April-Oct.) (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change)
This 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. The trips start at 9AM, 1pm and 4PM. A great three hour river adventure! See more details
Price: Adults-$57 Ages 6 to 17 – $50
Lochsa Full Day Raft Trip (2 hour Missoula. 3 hour drive CDA, April-July 1st.) (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change)
The Lochsa is truly one of the best rivers in the world for adrenaline soaked adventure in the midst of amazing natural beauty. The Lochsa is a free-flowing, wild and scenic river that bounces down a steep granite canyon. The river is surrounded by a lush forest and beds of dense moss. With close to 40 rapids in our 20-mile “day run”, many of them class IV, every trip down the river is an exciting challenge. All rafters must be at least 16 years old. Price: Adults-$105
If you are en route to Glacier National Park, take a break with Western Waters and join us for a raft trip!
You pull up, sunglasses on, curls in tow. Wearing pink. You can feel the energy of the people at the boat ramp and their body language sag as you pull up. Well, you will prove them wrong. Many first time boaters (or borrowers) struggle backing the boat into the water, and it can be tricky if you have never done it before. My husband and I love to watch people crashing out of their boat with drunken sea legs or launching their boats at busy times. Hilarious at times, unplanned swims, submerged vehicles, and drunken fights ensue. It’s sometimes the best human outdoor entertainment you’ll see during your day out. We’ve seen submerged trucks, gotten stuck ourselves in sand, and even blown tires. Here’s the deal; the majority of people that actually put thought into what they were doing-had smooth launch and haul-out. They got all their gear ready to go, arrived, launched, and parked. So, prove them wrong and backing up and parking a trailer has never been easier since someone told me the hint to hold the steering wheel at the bottom. Line yourself up straight with where you are headed, and while looking back at the trailer, you simply move the steering wheel the direction you want to go in small movements. That’s it. Ideally, you can do it in all one motion, but usually people reorient themselves at least once or twice when backing up. So, don’t start sweating next time you have to re-align yourself to back up. Besides, it’s pretty cool you’re trying, and if you have trouble, a million men will be there to tell you how to do it best. Have someone watch and tell you when to stop so you don’t submerge your hubcaps. Before you park, check out the spot for glass, debris, and other obstructions. Same deal when backing into the spot. Hold the wheel at the bottom! Choose a spot that is out of the limelight for easy loading and unloading of gear without having to wait for traffic blocking you. Next time you are at the launch site and it’s deserted, volunteer for practice. People will be appreciative, and you’ll get the practice! Happy Boating.
Back Up a Boat Trailer!!!
Sara Forsythe, Coeur d’Alene Adventures
Timberline Adventures is set to open their course this upcoming June 2015. The company is constructing a zip line/canopy tour on 117 acres over looking Coeur d’Alene Lake. Check out the following site for more information: www.ziptimberline.com. The official date the zipline opens is June 1, 2015.
This course will be a Jason Lindsey signature course. Jason has designed zip lines in Hawaii, Tennessee, Ohio, Montana and Pennsylvania. We feel fortunate in CDA to have him design the course. The project is being managed by our very own Jared Forsythe, owner of CDA Adventures.
If you are traveling from Spokane, Washington you will need to travel east on I-90, traveling thru Spokane Valley-Only a 30 minute drive from Spokane! The headquarters/check in is located at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in the Plaza shops. This is where you sign your waiver, gear up and meet your guide. We then shuttle you and your zip line guides to our 117 acres located in Beauty Bay. Start the 2.5 hour tour via UTV ride (mile long, 800′ elevation gain). The views alone will leave you smiling.