RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:

1-800-522-WILD (9453)

 1-509-470-8558

INFO@WILDWATER-RIVER.COM

White Salmon River Rafting near Portland, OR

(Class III-V)

Seattle and Portland White Water Rafting

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!

Raft the White Salmon River with Wildwater

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

Itinerary

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 in Cashmere at the Riverside 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).  *Summer days were the weather reaches 80 degrees or higher a neoprene wetsuit isn’t necessary. Please plan accordingly and bring clothes to wear on the river. (example: shorts, bathingsuit, tank top). Avoid cotton clothes.

For the river trip we suggest you bring:

  • Swimsuit or swim trunks to wear under the wetsuit provided
  • Sunglasses - must have croakie attachment (Sunny days)
  • Cold Spring days: 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 or email us with any questions:

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

Directions

 

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.