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I just wanted to thank you all for the great time you gave us yesterday. Everyone in our group had an amazing time. None of us had ever done it before and I think you got us all hooked. We were all especially impressed with the guides ... The river was really nice, but Sarah, Liz and Hootie really made the trip extraordinary.

Steven Walker, Olympia, WA


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White Salmon River Half-Day

Difficulty: III - IV

Ages: 10+

Season: April – October

Price: $60 Sun-Fri, $65 Saturdays

Length: 8 Miles

reservations on the White Salmon


White Salmon River Full-Day | White Salmon River Half-Day

Our Private Put-in on the "Upper"

HOT NEWS: We are now launching all of our White Salmon trips from our private upstream put-in, adding nearly 2 miles of more challenging rapids through a narrow gorge.  An optional cliff jump at the base of BZ falls adds to the adventure before you even pass the public access point.  The private Wet Planet launch site and our private take-out at our headquarters create a truly unique and private experience for our guests, allowing you to avoid other crowds on busy river days. This exclusive White Salmon Rafting trip is the longest stretch of class III/IV whitewater run by any company on a standard White Salmon River trip.

White Salmon River Rafting - A Top Pacific Northwest Destination

White Salmon River rafting has attracted whitewater enthusiasts for generations. Perfect for beginners and advanced rafters, the river's class III-IV whitewater rapids challenge even our most experienced veteran raft guests.

Fed from the glaciers of the majestic Mt. Adams and aquifers beneath surrounding orchards, the river's water runs crystal clear all year long. Once a lava tube, the White Salmon runs through narrow, volcanic basalt canyons before heading out into the warm sunshine of a forested valley.

Protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the White Salmon River transports raft guests to a remote wilderness conveniently located just outside of Portland, Oregon. The undeveloped shoreline and inaccessible deep forests invite wildlife to visit the refreshing river, a sight only experienced by rafters and kayakers.  Whitewater river rafting on the White Salmon River epitomizes the lush and wild character of the Pacific Northwest in one exciting raft trip!

 

White Salmon Rafting photos

 

Running Husum Falls - The Nation's Tallest Commercially Raftable Waterfall

Along with exciting class III-IV rapids, the 10-ft Husum Falls (water level permitting) makes a whitewater White Salmon Rafting trip absolutely unforgettable.

A river-wide ledge, Husum Falls has gained a reputation as one of the top whitewater rapids in the country. Depending upon water levels, your White Salmon raft trip will culminate with a heart-pumping vertical plunge. The photos speak for themselves.

If you are interested in more challenging class V whitewater, be sure to check out another breathtaking trip that only Wet Planet runs: the Upper Gorge (known as the Farmlands) section of the White Salmon River.

Looking for a multi-day adventure? Spring time is perfect for combining multiple rivers to create a supreme river rafting vacation in the Columbia River Gorge. Check out our spring multi-river combo trips.

 

Day Trips

 
 River TripsClassAgesSeason
 White Salmon River Full-DayIII-IV10+July - October
 White Salmon River Half-DayIII - IV10+April - October
 Klickitat RiverIII+10+April - June
 Hood RiverIV (V at high water - previous experience required)16+April - May
 Wind RiverIV - V (previous experience required)18+April - June
 Tieton RiverIII+10+September
 The FarmlandsIV - V (previous experience required)18+May - July
 

Groups & Packages

 
 River TripsClassAgesSeason
 White Water and Wine Rafting TripIII - IV21+May - September
 Boats + Beds ~ Lodging PackagesIII/IV10+April - September
 Group ReservationsVaries by River10 +April - September
 Raft and BBQ!Varies by River10 +April - September
 Wedding PartiesVaries by River10 +December - September
 

Multi-Day Trips

 
 River TripsClassAgesSeason
 Rogue River RaftingII-III10 +June - August
 Owyhee RiverIII (Moderate) 10+April - May
 Multi-Day Rafting CombosVaries (see below)Varies (see below)April - May
 Lower Salmon RiverIII5+June - September
 Hell’s CanyonIII - IV7+June - September