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Winding Waters River Expeditions & Day Tours

204 E Wallowa Ave., Joseph, OR 97846
541-432-0747
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Joseph
Type: Tours
Owner description: All inclusive whitewater rafting adventures on the Snake River through Hells Canyon, the Salmon River in Idaho, and the Grande Ronde River in Oregon.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

From the time we considered a raft trip with Winding Rivers, our plans fell together seamlessly with the kindness and assistance of Paul and Penny. We arrived in Joseph a few days early, and stayed after, so we could tour the foundry and hike in the Wallowas, and take a dip in the lake. It is a beautiful part of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had an amazing 6 day trip with WWRE in Hells Canyon in late July. Our family has used commercial outfitters for over 20 years on western US rivers and are huge fans of ARTA and AzRA. Since neither of those run Hells Canyon we had to look outside our comfort zone and we are extremely glad to have found... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went on a 5-days Snake River/Hells Canyon adventure with WWRE (Robin, Todd and Morgan as our guides) and it was one of the most amazing vacations I’ve ever had. I’ve never camped outside longer than one night before and I was a bit worried about spending 4 nights in the wilderness – but it turned out to be absolutely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went on the 4-day Snake River trip which included musicians and was led by Morgan. Todd and Jared manned the gear boat and did a wonderful job of setting up and breaking down camp each day. We benefited from Jared's knowledge of fishing when he caught a sturgeon during our first night out! Kai, Robin and Morgan did a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In the middle of July I went on a 4-day trip on de Lower Salmon with Winding Waters. I'm Dutch and I've seen many places, but this was one of the most impressive experiences I have had in a long time. In the daytime we had plenty of options to choose what we wanted to do: SUPping and training your... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

These folks are great! The Grand Ronde is a gorgeous river -- and the drive to get there is wonderfully pretty, too. The guides were very friendly and fun to talk with. I learned a lot from my guide who is a science teacher during the school year. He knew a ton about the geology and birds. Excellent food for... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is what I posted to Yelp after our first trip, and it remained completely accurate after our second. We love these guys and can't wait to leave on Sunday with 16 students for trip #3 - many students have chosen to return with us every year! We got home late last night from a five day trip down the... More

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Enterprise, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

WWRE did a great job setting up and carrying out our one day trip from Troy to Boggans. It was a great time with excellent food and a pleasant and knowledgeable guide.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our group of ten had a blast floating The Snake for three days, two nights., June 2-4. Everything from start to finish was seamless. The river itself is indescribable - beyond stunning. The guides and crew, Morgan, Robin, Todd and Emma were fun-loving, responsible, knowledgeable, hard working and great foodies. They provided a chill atmosphere while maintaining the highest standards... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Just returned from a four night /five day trip down the Salmon and Snake Rivers with Paul and John from Winding Waters. While the fishing was slow, the service and food was some of the best I have experienced on a guided trip. From selecting sites, to setting up camp and preparing great meals as well as camp set ups,... More

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