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Address: 204 E Wallowa Ave., Joseph, OR 97846
Phone Number: 541-432-0747
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Description: All inclusive whitewater rafting adventures on the Snake River through...
All inclusive whitewater rafting adventures on the Snake River through Hells Canyon, the Salmon River in Idaho, and the Grande Ronde River in Oregon. Fun, family-friendly vacations. Additionally, Grande Ronde and Wallowa River fly fishing. Based out of beautiful Joseph, Oregon.
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Family Rafting Trip through Hells Canyon

I cannot possible rave enough about our family's experience with WWRE. Paul, Penny and the entire crew were fabulous. We felt safe, well taken care of, comfortable and had a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I cannot possible rave enough about our family's experience with WWRE. Paul, Penny and the entire crew were fabulous. We felt safe, well taken care of, comfortable and had a lot of fun adventures. The breakfasts, lunches and dinners were so fantastic. Gourmet camping would be the best description. I would love to go back with a large group of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Paul and his crew were the best. All friendly and attentive. Ready to deal with any question or request. Short of Beer, have a Rainier, they brought extra. They even got the fish to bite!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We are experienced rafters, have our own raft, but decided to go with Winding Waters for our first ever guided trip, because of trepidation over navigating some major rapids on the Snake solo, and because of the unique opportunity to go with a music in wild places trip with Laura Veirs. And phew are we ever so glad we did!... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Everything was top-notch - the guides were knowledgable and friendly; they were wonderful with children and adults alike. They identified birds, told us about the rock formation, played games and, of course, knew the river so well! The food was delicious and the scenery, breathtaking. Having incredible singer-songwriter musicians along created a sense of place and a sense of family... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We just returned from a 4-day rafting trip on the Salmon River with Winding Waters, and it was fantastic. We brought our two 6 year olds who also had an amazing time. It was the perfect family adventure. Winding Waters is a top notch company - Paul and Penny are both very receptive to questions before even booking the trip;... More 

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New Orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This will be my 5th trip with Winding Waters! They are absolutely the best . They are super careful in the Rapids with all levels of paddlers, the food is fantastic and the staff is very professional while still a lot of fun. I kayak with a group of women and we all look forward to our visits with Paul,... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First time with Winding Waters, it was a great experience. The owners, Penny and Paul, were very responsive to any and all questions beforehand. The equipment is first-rate. If you have a digital SLR camera, you can bring it--use one of their Pelican waterproof boxes. There was a large group who went on our trip--18-- so there were 4 rafts... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have now taken two trips down Hell's Canyon with the Winding Waters crew, the first in August of 2014 and the second in May of 2015. Both were outstanding in all ways, but what really impressed me is the consistency with which the crew delivers a world class experience in guest relations with an emphasis on safety and utmost... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

First time with this company and already looking forward to another trip. Terrific, helpful staff. I appreciated their knowledge of the area and their respect for the ecology & history of the Hells Canyon. I was looking forward to the rapids but was more taken with the landscape & scenery. I'm not a birder but really enjoyed hearing the bird... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Freshly returned from a 5 day rafting trip with this awesome outfitter, my family and I have plenty stories and memories, as well as photos and new friends. Paul and Penny were warm, flexible, kind, and knowledeable, and worked with us to accomodate our family's schedule. Their experience, deep local knowlege, respect for safety and the comfort of their guests... More 

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