We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hood River, OR
Activities: Kayaking, White-water rafting
Description: A popular river in Hood River, Oregon.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Adrenalin High

What a thrill. We have rafted this river several times and will go again. It keeps things moving and the scenery is great. At the end is a 12ft waterfall don't pass this up , yes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Anna P
,
Lyle, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lyle, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a thrill. We have rafted this river several times and will go again. It keeps things moving and the scenery is great. At the end is a 12ft waterfall don't pass this up , yes you get wet but it's a thrill

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The White Salmon River has carved out a gorgeous valley from its source on Mt. Adams its mouth at the Columbia. The best way to see it is probably a rafting trip--much of the bank is too steep for walking access and a lot of the area along the river is private property. You can drive through the valley, though... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Independence or
Level Contributor
70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Stopped by here to see the changes the dam removal has made and check out where my husband has white water rafted. It's beautiful here. Having the dam gone has really changed the river front properties. Not many people here today. Still very beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bay Area, CA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Level Contributor
416 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hood River
Level Contributor
88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
286 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakebay, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed White Salmon River also viewed

 

Been to White Salmon River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about White Salmon River

Address: Hood River, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from White Salmon River staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?