By far the best early summer rafting trip near Portland, Oregon, the Wild and Scenic White Salmon River is the perfect trip for novice and veteran rafters alike. The White Salmon is just a short drive from Portland, making this trip a great way to round out your stay, and an amazing way to explore the area without having to go very far.

Typical Rapid on the White Salmon River

Typical Rapid on the White Salmon River

Your Time on the River

Our White Salmon trips begin near the town of BZ Corner in Southern Washington. We introduce you to the basics of paddling and rafting and conduct a safety orientation before we begin our short hike into the river canyon. As the sound of the river grows louder, we break through the trees and are greeted with the White Salmon in all its glory.

Stairstep Rapid on the White Salmon River

Stairstep Rapid on the White Salmon River

As soon as everyone is in the boats and ready, we tackle the very first rapid, Top Drop, immediately followed by 3 more Class IV and a few more Class III rapids. In between rapids, take a breath and enjoy the scenery as we float past lush vegetation and abundant wildlife.

Whitewater of the White Salmon River

Whitewater of the White Salmon River

About Our Trips

We specialize in small, custom trips. Call us at (541) 450-9855 to put together an individual itinerary for your group. We love working with fun, interesting people who like to have a great time!

We operate under a Special Use Permit granted by the U.S. Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. We are an equal opportunity recreation service provider. All trips operate on a non-discriminatory basis.