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  • Bighorn Campground: 21856 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Go here first and drop off everyone who is not a shuttle driver.


  • Big Pines: 10647 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Shuttle drivers go here next to park your car and meet the shuttle bus.
  • You will need to pay $5 per car to park at Big Pines. Please bring cash with you for the parking fee.

Directions from I-90 (Heading either East or West):

  1. Take exit 109, Ellensburg/Canyon road off of I-90
  2. Turn left at the stop.
  3. Continue on this road (Canyon Rd) for 6 miles
  4. After mile marker 22 look for the BIG HORN campground on the right.
  5. At the BIG HORN campground park your car and head down toward the water.
  6. Once you check in with a Rill Adventures employee you will follow the shuttle bus to Big Pines and get shuttled back to Big Horn.

If you are camping at Big Pines or driving from Yakima

Please call the office (509-964-2530) to arrange a shuttle from Big Pines.

Before Your Rafting Trip

  1. Download waivers and have everyone in your group sign.
  2. Check the weather and dress appropriately.
  3. Bring food, water and snacks for the float (no glass and no styrofoam).
  4. Make sure to show up on time. If you are 30 or more minutes late and do not contact us you may be charged $20 an hour until you arrive. If you call us before your reservation time we are usually able to waive this fee.

Upon Arrival

Every reservation comes with paddles and personal floatation devices (PFDs). Each person will be fitted with a PFD by a Rill Adventures staff member. Once your raft is loaded up and everyone has PFDs your group will receive a safety talk and will be told how to recognize the take out.


We ask that all boats be in by 6 p.m. If you come in after 6, we ask that you return the equipment to the Rill Adventures headquarters in Thorp.