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!