By definition, whitewater rafting takes place on turbulent rivers. The rafting season usually begins in late May and lasts until early fall. The roughest water typically occurs during the first few weeks of the season, or whenever there is heavy rainfall.
Because the key component for rafting is a river, some people’s geographic location will prevent them from partaking in the activity. If you live near the coast and are willing to travel a bit, chances are you will be able to find a location to raft. Rafting is less frequently available in the middle of the country.
An alternative to rafting on the river is finding an indoor whitewater rafting facilities. These parks usually house a very large indoor tank that can create artificial waves and rapids. Unfortunately, such facilities are few and far between and may also end up costing you a pretty penny to enjoy!