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Snoqualmie River Float

Plum Boat Launch to Fall City Park

Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington

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  • Sandy beach at Plum Boat Launch.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Snoqualmie River at Plum Boat Launch.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Snoqualmie River at Plum Boat Launch.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Floaters putting in at Plum Boat Launch.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Plum Boat Launch.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Floaters on the Snoqualmie River.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Floaters on the Snoqualmie River.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Floaters on the Snoqualmie River.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Floaters on the Snoqualmie River.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • View of the Snoqualmie River from Fall City.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • View of Snoqualmie River from Fall City.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • View of Snoqualmie River from Fall City.- Snoqualmie River Float
  • Take-out at Fall City Park.- Snoqualmie River Float
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Tube rental/shuttle service available.
Cons: 
Very heavily used.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Put-in location (lat, long coordinates): 
Plum Boat Launch
Shuttle required: 
No
Take-out location (lat, long coordinates): 
Fall City Park
Total Distance: 
3.30 mi (5.31 km)
Water temperature: 
32.00 °F (0.00 °C)
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

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There is likely no more significant summer ritual for Seattle area residents than going down into the basement, dusting off and inflating an old black inner tube, calling up a few best friends, packing a cooler, and floating down the Snoqualmie River.

From the Plum Boat Launch just below Snoqualmie Falls to Fall City Park, the Snoqualmie River meanders roughly 3.3 lazy miles in the glorious and welcome Washington summer sun. For those feeling a quarter-mile more adventurous, the giant eddy at Plum #1 River Access Point just up SE Fish Hatchery Road also makes for an excellent put-in location.

Whether you have your own tube or not, Fall City Floating provides a shuttle service departing from Fall City Park on the northeast bank of the river. They also rent tubes or will happily help inflate your own. They operate Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you don't mind a little company, or if you really embrace the masses, then you'll definitely want to make it out on the Annual Snoqualmie Falls River Tubing Adventure, where thousands of rivergoers join together for an all-day summer bash on the river. Specific dates change annually and can be found online, but they are typically held in late July or early August.

Note: Expect float durations to range from between 2.5 to 4 hours based on water levels. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all Washington rivers. For those seeking an all-day float, consider putting in at Fall City Park and floating the 10-mile stretch to the confluence with the Tolt River at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation.

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