In the words of Modest Mouse: we’ll all float on; and in the words of Kourtney Kardashian: literally. But actually, come on out to Fall City Floating on the Snoqualmie River at King County’s Fall City Community Park and get your float on. Floaters can either rent a tube or bring their own. The leisurely float begins a half mile from Snoqualmie Falls, continues down the scenic Snoqualmie River and ends at Fall City Bridge. A shuttle transports floaters up the river. The 4 mile float is currently taking 4-5 hours so make sure you allocate sufficient time to meander down the river. Fall City Floating is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 8pm and accepts both reservations and walk-ins. Check out the Facebook page for more information or the float Snoqualmie blog for history and general info. Oh! One more thing: THERE IS A GROUPON.
This is a great summertime adventure, but as with all water fun, you have to be extra careful. Rivers can be especially dangerous because they pose threats such as logs, rocks and inconsistent water flow. Seattle-King County Public Health’s water safety page recommends that river users:
- “Wear a PFD (personal flotation device)”. Safety is stylish!
- “Do not use alcohol or drugs when recreating on the river”. This means no more canoozing (drunk canoeing) or floatoozing- okay I made that one up, but you get the idea.
- “Watch children closely when they are on or near any type of water; stay close enough to reach them immediately”. Those little buggers can disappear – quick!
- “Choose safer swimming options with lifeguards present, such as a beach, lake or pool”. Lifeguards provide safety and a great view ;).
We’ll all float on…safely.