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
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.
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