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Whitewater Rafting

White Salmon River, WA

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Feel the rush as you spend a memorable day running the rapids of the White Salmon River!

  • The White Salmon River flows from glacial waters of Mt. Adams, cutting through scenic canyons and a warm forested valley
  • Experienced and highly trained guides
  • Enjoy the exhilaration of running class III-IV rapids
  • All skill levels welcome, a great experience for family adventure!

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Feel the rush as you spend a memorable day running the rapids of the White Salmon River!

  • The White Salmon River flows from glacial waters of Mt. Adams, cutting through scenic canyons and a warm forested valley
  • Experienced and highly trained guides
  • Enjoy the exhilaration of running class III-IV rapids
  • All skill levels welcome, a great experience for family adventure!
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White Salmon River, WA
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Half Day Trips
April through September:
Daily - 9:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Full Day Trips
Mid-July through September:
Sunday through Friday - 9:00 AM

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

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    The White Salmon River has been designated as a protected area and provides a breathtaking combination of whitewater and scenery.

    Fed by natural springs flowing from the glaciers of Mt. Adams, the White Salmon River cascades through narrow, cliff lined basalt canyons before heading out into the warm sunshine of a forested valley.

    Throughout the trip, rafters are treated to continuous class III - IV rapids that challenge even the most adventurous guests. In between the rapids, you will have a chance to view lava formed rock walls, float through crystal clear pools, and watch for wildlife in forests that are only accessible from the river.

    This incredible trip is highlighted by a vertical plunge over the legendary 12' high Husum Falls.

    Half Day Trip
    During the half day trip you'll raft the Upper section of the White Salmon River from a private upstream put-in location that adds 2 miles of class III-IV whitewater rapids to the trip. Experience a cliff jump at BZ Falls and the opportunity to run 12' tall Husum Falls on the Middle White Salmon.

    Full Day Trip
    The full day trip includes all the exciting adventures of the half day trip but continues with a hot riverside lunch at the experience provider's headquarters and a journey through the canyons formed by the previous lake and the historical site of Condit Dam. You'll have a chance to see the newly formed Lower Lower section of the White Salmon River and the spectacular Narrows Canyon before arriving at the Columbia River.

    Essential Information
    • Participants must be at least 10 years of age
    • Participants need to have basic swimming capabilities
    Duration
    Half day trip is approximately 3 hours including 8 miles of rafting. Full day trip is approximately 6-7 hours with 15 miles of rafting.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    Rafts hold either 4 or 6 people plus a guide.
    Spectators
    Spectators are allowed to hangout at the headquarters while you are on the river, but they will not be able to join you on the water.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    You don't have to worry about the weather; the experience provider will provide the gear you need to stay warm. All that you need to provide is a bathing suit or shorts to wear underneath the wetsuit. In the spring or fall, the weather can be cool or rainy. If you are worried about staying warm, feel free to bring a layer of synthetic underwear to wear underneath your wetsuit. Don't plan on wearing cotton shirts under a wetsuit. When cotton gets wet, it does not dry fast.
    Booking Information
    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
    Cancellation Policy
    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
    Is there lodging nearby?

    Yes, there is. There are several bed and breakfasts and camping available within a very short distance, and the nearby town of Hood River, Oregon offers a wide variety of possibilities for lodging.

    How many people are in a raft?
    Each raft will have one guide and anywhere from two to six guests.  
    Are there changing rooms?
    Yes, they have changing rooms for the trips based out of the headquarters in White Salmon.At the headquarters they have all the amenities necessary to make sure that your time off the water is enjoyable.
    Is there a place to picnic?
    Yes there is. You are welcome to picnic at the headquarters, alongside the White Salmon River or under the shade by Rattlesnake Creek, pending space availability.
    Can I bring a camera?
    They do take photos that are available for sale after the trip! They have the ability to print the photos or burn a CD while you wait.You are also welcome to bring your own camera, as long as it's waterproof or has a waterproof casing. The guides like to remind the guests that the more expensive the camera, the faster it will probably sink.
    What do I need to bring?
    You will need a bathing suit or shorts to wear under the wetsuit and a towel for when you're finished. They provide all of the equipment you will need for your trip (at no charge), including wet suits, paddle jackets and fleece, booties, personal flotation devices, helmets and paddles.All you need to do is show up for the trip, and they will take care of the rest.
    Do I need previous experience?
    No, you don't need to have any previous whitewater experience.  They do offer rafting trips for all levels of paddlers, from first time to advanced. 
    This experience has a customer rating of 5
    based on 10 reviews.
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    White water rafting trip was excellent
    This was a great experience and super fun!
    Overall the experience was so much fun. One suggestion I have is it would be helpful to let people know the degree of difficulty of the hike. Some age groups may not be able to handle it or the walking on slippery rocks. Our guide "Shamus" was awesome. He made the experience so much fun, and was very informative and was very skilled in steering the raft.
    Our white water rafting trip down the White Salmon River was amazing! Beautiful scenery; Class II, III & IV rapids; cliff jumping; and our guide John was the best. Will be taking another trip very soon. In fact, it will probably become at least a once a summer event.
    Lots of fun, excitement and thrills in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend Wet Planet!
    We have decided this is definatly something we want to do again and next time include more of the family. This was my first rafting trip since the birth of my daughter (6 yrs old)...we spoke with Wet Planet and we got a much better deal with Cloud 9 than going directly with the company price wise. Over all we couldn't be happier and will be working with your company again!
    Wet Planet Whitewater was an amazing crew, who provided an memorable experience front to back. Our guides Jonathan and Josh were knowledgeable about every aspect of the rafting experience, including the geology, history and hydrology of the river. There was never a point where we felt unsafe, or misinformed about the more technical aspects of our adventure. We felt as if we were truly part of a team on the river. The scenery was incredible, and loved that there were some occasional breaks to stretch, chat and ask questions. We plan on going again, this time on a full-day trip! Highly recommended. Big thanks to Wet Planet!
    This was an awesome experience!
    This was taken "riding the bull" on the rafting trip at the White Salmon River. It was alot of fun, and a very memorable experience.
    We had a fabulous time! A beautiful river, knowledgable & fun guides. (thanks Stephen and Todd) Why haven't we done this before?! We'll be back!

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