1-800-522-WILD (9453)



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




Meet at Northwestern Lake Park.

• From Highway 14 (2 miles West of Bingen, WA) turn North on Alternate Highway 141. Drive 2 miles to stop sign.

• Turn left and continue North 1 mile to "Northwestern Lake" sign, turn West onto Northwestern Lake Road.

• Go 1/8 mile, cross Lake bridge and turn left into Northwestern Lake Park.

• Look for Wildwater River Guides vehicle. If lost, call 509-470-8558.

In addition to the directions provided, Wildwater strongly suggests using a Washington State highway map.

Driving times:

From Seattle, WA. approx. 4.5 hours.

From Tacoma, WA. approx. 3.5 hours.

From Kennewick, WA. approx. 3 hours.

From Portland, OR. approx. 1.5 hours.

Meet at rendezvous.

1. Park cars. 2. Check in. Read through and sign participation waiver. 3. Receive the gear you will need for your river trip, change, and use your vehicle as a personal locker. 4. Ride the shuttle vehicle to the put-in/launch site. 5. Participate in a Guide Trip Talk. 6. Break into raft groups; meet your individual guide. 7. Go through basic river rafting instruction. 8. Raft river. 9. Take-out, change into dry clothing and return river gear you used to Wildwater Staff.

What You'll Need

We supply all of  the river  equipment  that you will need, including a sleeveless wetsuit, neoprene booties for your feet, a helmet, and a PFD (personal floatation device). *Cold Spring days a splash jacket can also be provided upon request.

For this river trip we suggest you bring:

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

• Sunglasses with croakie attachment.

• If you are worried about getting cold on the trip you can bring extra layers. Fleece, wool, and polypropylene materials work best. Avoid anything made of cotton.

Feel free to call us with any questions:

1-800-522-WILD (9453)  •  1-509-470-8558.

When you make a reservation with Wildwater River Guides, we hold those raft seats, kayaks,or SUPs for you on that trip date and time. We may have to turn away others from that particular trip date. If you decide to cancel, it is difficult for us to book someone else on that trip, especially if cancellations are made on short notice.




7+ days prior to the trip date you will receive 100% refund.

Minus $10 per person to cover fees and processing.


Within the 7 days no refunds will be given.


No exceptions for sickness, personal emergencies or No Shows!


NOTE: You may substitute another person at any time without a penalty.


Trips go out rain or shine.