RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:

1-800-522-WILD (9453)

 1-509-470-8558

INFO@WILDWATER-RIVER.COM

The White Salmon River made history with the removal of the nearly century old Condit Dam in October 2011, but you will remember it for the non-stop whitewater action through a Wild and Scenic designated section of the Columbia River Gorge. Portland river rafters only need to drive an hour and a half to meet the group at Northwestern Park near White Salmon, WA. The White Salmon whitewater action starts in BZ Corner with the Class III+ "Top Drop" coming almost immediately after the put in. From there you will alternate heart pounding white water and beautiful views of the boulder strewn river and basalt walled gorge. For most rafters the highlight of the trip is optional Class V Husum Falls. The combination of epic whitewater and continuous stunning scenery will keep you coming back to the White Salmon River over and over again. Book a trip today or contact Wildwater River Guides with questions.

The White Salmon River hosts some of the best commercially run rapids in Washington State and has earned a reputation as a must do for Seattle and Portland area rafting enthusiasts. While the scenery is incredible, the real reason to raft this river is the whitewater. After Class III+ "Top Drop" you have many more III to III+ rapids to go through before you reach Class V Husum Falls. This notorious 10 ft waterfall running under Highway 141 may look intimidating, but with our experienced guides at the helm we think you'll be left smiling. Even if you decide to skip Husum Falls you still have Class III "rattlesnake" and 2 more miles of whitewater action to look forward to. Seattle and Portland rafting enthusiasts won't want to miss the White Salmon River!

White Salmon River Rafting near Portland, OR

Seattle and Portland White Water Rafting

(Class III-IV)

Raft the White Salmon River with Wildwater

With the latest equipment and the highest certified guides in the Washington river guiding business so you can be confident you are taken care of and concentrate on having fun. Only the most experienced guides at Wildwater are chosen for this run to ensure you have the peace of mind for 10ft Husum Falls. Your comfort is important to us and we'd like to remind you that the river is fed by snowmelt from nearby Mt. Adams. Wildwater offers both wetsuits and splash jackets to keep you warm so you can focus on the most important thing, having a good time! We also offer White Salmon River kayak trips. For more information on private kayak tours on the White Salmon contact Wildwater River Guides.

Season: End of July-August 3-4 hour adventure   Price: $69/p   Age Requirement: 10 years old

Directions

Itinerary

Meet at Northwestern Park - White Salmon, Washington

Address: Northwestern Lake Road  White Salmon, Washington 98672

Route - Hood River / Interstate 84:

• Go across the Hood River Bridge into Washington.

• Turn left at the stop light and head west on HWY 14 for 1.5 miles.

• Take right at the mouth of the White Salmon River onto ALT HWY 141.

• Go to the end of ALT HWY 141 and take a left at the stop sign.

• Drive on HWY 141 until you see the sign for Northwestern Park, take a left on Northwestern Road and follow the road down until you cross the bridge over the White Salmon River.

• Turn left after the bridge into Northwestern Park - Parking lot.

Route - Washington / Highway 14:

• Heading east on Highway 14 take left at the mouth of the White Salmon River onto ALT HWY 141.

• Go to the end of ALT HWY 141 and take a left at the stop sign.

• Drive on HWY 141 until you see the sign for Northwestern Park, take a left on Northwestern Road and follow the road down until you cross the bridge over the White Salmon River.

• Turn left after the bridge into Northwestern Park - Parking lot.

• Look for a Wildwater vehicle, or sign. If  you are lost please call 1.509.470.8558

Helpful tips:

* If you enter the town of Husum, Washington on Hwy 141 you have gone a few miles too far and will need to backtrack to the parks turn off point.

*In addition to the directions provided, Wildwater strongly suggests using a Washington State highway map or searching the address provided above in Google Maps for extra directions.

Driving times:

From Seattle, WA. approximately 4 hours.

From Tacoma, WA.approximately  3 hours.

From Kennewick, WA. approximately 3 hours.

From Portland, OR. approximately 1.5 hours.

What to expect:

1. Pull into parking lot and park vehicles. 2. Check in with us and receive participation waiver which you will then read through, fill out and sign. 3. All minors will have to have a parent or legal guardian signature to participate in rafting trip. If a minor will not be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian then you will need to have the waiver filled out and signed before the trip. 4. A Wildwater staff member will then get you the gear you will need for the river trip. This is a great time to change into the equipment for the river and use your vehicle as a personal locker. 5. We will store your keys in a secure location while you are on the river. 6. Everyone will load up into a Wildwater vehicle and ride the shuttle to the put-in/launch site. 7. You will then participate in a Trip Talk given by a Wildwater staff member that goes over helpful information about the river trip, how to sit in the raft, proper paddling techniques, and additional useful information to help prepare you for what is to come. 8. After the trip talk you will split into raft groups and meet your guide for the trip. 9. Your guide will go through basic river rafting instruction before putting on the river. 10. Now it’s time to go rafting! 11. At the end of the trip you will take-out back at Northwestern Park. You will then have the chance to change into dry clothing and return all river gear you used to Wildwater staff members.

 

What you'll need:

Wildwater provides all of  the river equipment  that you will need. The equipment includes a top of the line neoprene sleeveless wetsuit, neoprene booties for your feet, a helmet, and a PFD (personal floatation device).

 

For the river trip we suggest you bring:

• Swimsuit or swim trunks to wear under the wetsuit provided.

• Sunglasses with croakie attachment.

• Avoid anything made of cotton.

 

Feel free to call or email us with any questions:

1-800-522-WILD (9453)  •  1-509-470-8558  •  info@wildwater-river.com