Whitewater Rafting - White Salmon River WA

by Cloud9 Living

Product Description

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.

White Salmon River, WA

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

  • Participants must be at least 10 years of age
  • Participants need to have basic swimming capabilities
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.
Rafts hold either 4 or 6 people plus a guide.
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.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
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.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.