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White Salmon River Rafting Half-Day Trip

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    Rafting the White Salmon River is one of the best-kept recreation secrets of the northwest! The White Salmon River is located only 90 minutes from the Portland/Vancouver area. This river offers some of the best class III-IV rapids around and the glaciers of Mt. Adams combined with the immense aquifers in the area, keep the White Salmon bubbling all summer long! The river cuts its way through one of the most beautiful, constricted and heavily forested gorges around. The water is gin-clear, the weather is fabulous and rapids are big and numerous; making the White Salmon River one of the most exciting 1/2-day river rafting trips in the west!

    As the Spring days run long and the snow begins to recede, the water levels become lower and the trip becomes more playful. Its at this point (mid-Summer and Fall, when many Northwest rivers are reduced to a trickle) that we shift our trip dynamics a bit. We launch 2 miles upstream (beyond) the normal commercial launch to begin our trip deep in the canyon (thanks to some wonderful private property owners). By launching upstream, we add 2 more miles of class IV water (including rapids like S-turn, Top-Drop, The Flume, Bombers’ Drop and more)! We also portage around BZ Falls, which is one of the most beautiful and picturesque sections of the river. We are extremely privileged and fortunate to offer this, not only for the extra rapids (and to give you more rapids per trip than anyone else) but we truly get to enjoy a canyon untouched by man.

    When water levels are low enough to safely offer Husum Falls, an exciting grand finale will conclude the run. Husum Falls is completely optional and you must meet certain age guidelines to paddle this drop, many people walk around and sometimes the entire boat will portage this rapid. In short, this trip is all fun and offers the most rapids! Trips run daily, starting in March and lasting into November, meeting at 9:30am or 2:30pm!
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Annual rafting trip for our family and friends Water was perfect, Wes was great. Overall an excellent family time

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Winona P
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a blast rafting with River Drifters- the river has plenty of rapids to keep your excitement going and there is an opportunity to jump off a cliff into the river which was a lot of fun. Definitely recommend the optional raft down Husum...More

    1  Thank NPan87
    Reviewed 11 July 2019

    One of my friend was scared to go to rafting but the guys at river drifters made sure that we are safe and it is fun to do rafting. Our guide Brody, was exceptional. He prepped us well before the trip and made sure that...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    3  Thank 6frndz
    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    Fantastic! Got dumped in the water 2x but the guide prepped us so well I knew exactly what to do. Beautiful and fun trip. We have great memories!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank cderrer456
    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    Wes, our guide at River Drifters, did a wonderful job and we highly recommend this outfitter. We did the upper White Salmon above BZ corner and ran Husum Falls. Lots of laughs.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank wangdufang
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    12 July 2019|
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    Response from 6frndz | Reviewed this property |
    I am guessing that they can provide the wet suit for your friend. They do have the wet suits for various sizes. Also, they do provide the boots needed for rafting, So, we don't need to get any shoes. Hope this answers your... More
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    11 July 2019|
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    Response from wangdufang | Reviewed this property |
    It would be cold, but I think the river is running and you can find a guide
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