In 1994, Kyle Brock decided to make a living at something he loved to do. WHITEWATER RAFTING! Having rafted the Snake River several times, he couldn’t seem to shake the thrill of Whitewater. At this point in his life, Kyle was teaching for the Central Valley School District but found it challenging to sit still during his summers off. And this is when he set out to start Wiley E. Waters’ Whitewater Rafting. Why the name, everyone asks? Kyle received the nickname “Wiley” from his minor league baseball team because of his deceptiveness on the base paths. This nickname stuck with him, so began the “Legend of Wiley.”
Wiley E. Waters’ has since expanded to a fleet of 16 rafts, 130 PFD’s and 130 paddles. His legacy lasted 20 years, creating lifelong friendships /partnerships along the way. But the legend had to retire at some point, right? So that’s where I (Josh Flanagan) come in. While attending EWU, I started interning for Wiley E. Waters. Kyle quickly trusted me to run the Spokane location river trips, allowing himself to focus solely on his rafting trips near Missoula. After graduating from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Outdoor Recreation Management, Kyle offered me the opportunity to purchase Wiley E. Waters. Overwhelmed with the honor, I very happily accepted.
My love for the outdoors and water have been engrained in me since I can remember. So when initially introduced to Whitewater, it became my addiction. Now I get to live much of my time on the river, while Kyle Brock, aka Wiley, is rarely not seen on the river during retirement himself. The river brought us both very close together even after all these years. I feel this is why Wiley and I created such a great bond. We both find it very important that this isn’t just a business but an experience. We have the pleasure of sharing many memories with a ton of great people. Every person that joins us is just that, a person! We want to ensure each individual’s needs are met because this is your adventure too! We hope to get you out on either the Clark Fork or Spokane River and share the experience we love so much with you!
with Mia Flanagan (left) Owner In Training.
Clark Fork River Operations Manager with a BA in Outdoor Recreation from EWU.
The man who lives in a van and plays on the River. Never a dull raft ride with this outdoorsman!
Born for adventure! In fact his adventure button is permanently stuck in the ON position.
Whitewater & Outdoor Enthusiast by day and professional music maker by night!
Stable, solid, and strong like a Redwood. This well versed outdoor guide will keep you at ease, but won’t let you get too comfortable!
They don’t make em’ like this anymore! Triple threat in Entertainment. Have your popcorn and drinks ready for a day with this one!
No profile needed, just check out that Mustache.
Bruises like a peach, but is as tough as nails! Guiding has been past down in her blood. Wiley E. Waters Superior Mt, Rodeo team MVP in 2019!
Our Whitewater and scenic tours are the perfect team-building experiences for large and small business/corporate groups. Whether you’re staying in Spokane, Couer d’Alene, or Missoula, we can make your next business or large gathering a success. Group sizes can range from 5 to 100+. Give us a call or send an email, and we’d be happy to organize the perfect outing for you.
Let Wiley E. Waters spoil you from start to finish. We offer whitewater and scenic rafting trips on the Spokane and Clark Fork Rivers. If you are visiting the Spokane or Coeur D’ Alene area and looking for outdoor things to do, our Spokane trip may be a good option for you. We are conveniently located only minutes from downtown Spokane (30 min from CDA Idaho). Or, if you are visiting Montana and searching for the best things to do near the area, our Clark Fork River trip begins only 45 minutes from Missoula. Both half and full-day options are available on these Alberton Gorge tours.