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White Salmon River

Hood River, OR
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Hood River
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking, White-water rafting
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Owner description: A popular river in Hood River, Oregon.
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Bay Area, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great class 3-4 rapids in a beautiful setting. Wouldn't take kids younger than 10, as the current is strong and the water quite cold.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Zolander rafting. Exciting, fun and safety oriented. I was afraid to try rafting, but they made me feel secure. Our guide was so knowledgable about the river and the changing conditions over the last 20 years. I had a great time and will go rafting again.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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214 reviews 214 reviews
65 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The White Salmon River rafting is fantastic. Go early when flows are large and the water is cold. I mean COLD (38F). There are some slack courses, but overall it's a great run. The 9' drop over the fall is absolutely worth the trip. The meal the rafting company provided, was super (for the side of a river). Pictures were... More

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Hood River
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The White Salmon River is one of just a few nationally designated wild & scenic rivers, in Washington State . Most people come for the river rafting. There are several guide services available, book ahead for prime summer weekends !

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Vancouver, Washington
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205 reviews 205 reviews
108 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Beautiful and quiet. There weren't many people around and the grandkids loved it. It felt really safe. Bathrooms were outhouses....you have to have some pain with all that beauty. Roads are well maintained.

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Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Washington side of the Columbia River. Glorious day beautiful river and remarkable evidence of a huge ancient lava bed, stretching as far north as Goose Lake .

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Lakebay, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had never been white water rafting and it was AWESOME !! it was so exciting I can't wait until the next time and the guides are very friendly and informative we will make a return trip soon.

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central coast, california
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

White Water Rafting on the White Salmon River in Wash. is a must do! After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, I selected Wet Planet. So glad I did. We had a wonderful rafting trip, felt very safe(instructions before, we even got off & walked around a dangerous waterfall w/a sharp log sticking up in the middle) Professional from the time... More

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went rafting with River Drifters in Husum. I have been rafting a number of times before but this was the best location for the combination of good scenery, nice weather (in the summer warm weather and cold water), and quality rafting. It has a good number of different good rapids with many challenging 3 - 4 rapids but nothing too... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We rafted with Wet Planet and had a GREAT time! We took the 1/2 day trip over the Memorial Day weekend (Thanks to all of our Men and Women in the Armed Forces...). Wet Planet took care of everything: All we had to do was show up and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! I've lived in the... More

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