Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys
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Whitewater rafting fun for just about anyone. Three great trips to choose from on the White Salmon River. Upper Gorge, Middle Gorge or Middle/Lower Gorge Combo. Klickitat River open May - Mid June. 5 Day full vacation rafting on the Snake River in Hell's Canyon. While our name is Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys many folks know our family business as ZooRaft as in ZooRaft.com.
White Salmon, Washington

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2022

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Columbus, OH428 contributions
Aug 2022
We had such a great experience with Zoller's. We did the Middle Gorge as a family of 5 with kids ages 7, 8 and 11, plus two additional adults. None of us were experienced rafters and all were a bit nervous to start. Our guide was Ben and he took great care of us. He was very clear in his directions, and we felt very safe the entire time. Our 7-year-old is on the petite side, so our biggest concern was her not falling out. He encouraged our son to try things he was hesitant to try. During the slower part of the trip, he told some great stories and gave great information. Husum Falls is an option for the trip we took (for the adults). Ben gave us honest information about how the falls had been running this time of year which allowed us to make an informed decision about whether or not to go over the falls. We opted not to, though those of our party who live locally plan to go back when water levels are lower. Awesome trip and would recommend Zoller's to anyone!
Written August 3, 2022
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w00kies
Houston, TX31 contributions
Jul 2022
Family members recommended Zollers to us for rafting the White Salmon River during our visit to Hood River, Oregon. Zollers is just a short 25 minute drive from Hood River. Our guide, Kendall, was amazing! He spent a fair amount of time explaining what to expect and how to deal with popping out of the raft or the raft flipping. His efforts increased my comfort level- I started our outing feeling a bit uncomfortable, but ended up having a blast! Kendall gave us clear instructions, but also made sure we had a ball! Highly recommend Zollers- they are happy to have you, make your outing fun, provide all your gear, and take great photos of your group. Highly recommend!
Written July 31, 2022
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Jolynn W
Show Low, United States2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We rafted down the White Salmon with Casey as our guide. We had our kids ages 7-15 and he was wonderful to them and made everyone feel comfortable and confident. The entire experience was awesome. We were all worried it was going to be cold but the wet suites they provide kept everyone comfortable. It was one of our favorite things we did on our trip. Thanks Casey for making it so fun!
Written June 25, 2022
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WanderingCPA
7 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a whitewater rafting experience that will exceed your expectations in every way. Zoller's is far and away your only choice for rafting on the White Salmon, they were the first and are still the best. Their riverside facilities are first class and Mark Zoller and his staff are even better. Our guide yesterday for a 7 mile trip through the Middle & Lower river was Malorie; she was calm, competent and a true professional and kept us all safe while we had an absolute blast enjoying the icy river in 100 degree heat. Go and have the time of your life!
Written July 29, 2022
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Kyrie A
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Everything about our Middle Gorge trip was perfect from start to finish! To say Zoller's runs a "well oiled machine" would be an understatement. Everything from gearing up to the end up the trip was so organized, which is an amazing feat with a group of at least 70 rafters! We had a group of 8 (ages 12 to 50something), so we were split up, but our two guides made it feel like we were having the experience together. I felt confident in the guide's knowledge and ability...and they were FUN! Thank you Sean and Shane and the whole Zoller's crew for the BEST DAY EVER! We haven't laughed that hard in a long time and it is a memory of a lifetime!
Written July 27, 2022
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OregonResident
Beaverton, OR142 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We took our daughter and two grandsons (10 & 12) rafting on the Middle White Salmon River. So… much… fun…. Sean, our guide, did a great job. My husband went overboard not too long into the trip and Sean got him back into the board while keeping the rest of us safe. I did my stretch goal of jumping from a rock into the very, very cold water. Zoller’s took some fun photos which will be treasured for years to come. Would definitely recommend them.
Written August 16, 2022
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Kane Sheldon
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Zoller's is the white water rafting company that the long-term locals use and recommend. (We rented a gorgeous house through Vrbo, and the owner goes on the Salmon River with Zoller's at least once a summer.) We went on the Middle and Lower Salmon run and had so much fun with Zach at the beginning of the week that we immediately signed up for the Upper Salmon class 4 run at the end of the week. Our kids are actually in their early 20s but even they agreed they had plenty of fun and excitement. On both runs we choose to do the Class 5 waterfall, which is optional, and we were thrilled we did. The photos they took of us are great and cement the memories of our two trips down the waterfall (yes, we loved both trips so much that we actually bought both sets of pictures, LOL)!

Zoller's is extremely careful and responsible, but they love what they do and they make sure to give you a great time. They have one additional advantage--if you go on the upper river run, their entry point is above any of the other companies, so you get more time in the river.
Absolutely worth every penny!
Written July 13, 2020
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Susanna S
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We had an awesome trip! Conor our guide was awesome and assured we got wet, had a fun ride and kept us safe throughout. My husband and I were a little concerned as we are in out 60’s and have been pretty sedentary for the last couple years but we were able to partake without a problem. The facility is very well set up, plenty of wet suits, splash jackets, river shoes, helmets and life jackets for all sizes were provided to keep us warm and relatively dry. Instructions for paddling and staying in the raft were professionally given. The “what if you fell out”portion of the instruction was done without scaring us out of enjoying the trip.

The stairs down to the rafts is a bit scary but easily done! The rapids were great, river and scenery gorgeous and middle gorge trip a good length and variety. My youngest daughter (22) took them up on the cliff jump which was safely done. We were unable to go over the falls due to water levels. The walk around the falls is a little rocky but can be traversed easy enough. We ordered lunches after which were great! Before the trip we stopped at the little coffee truck across the street. The coffees and breakfast burritos were good! Highly recommend this river rafting adventure. It was by far the best part of our week long visit to Oregon!
Written July 24, 2022
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PJG
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
The staff were full of fun and made the whole experience worth coming back . Also, you definately want AJ as your guide when you go. She was not only knowledgeable (which you want when navigating through the rapids) but "boat loads" of fun along the way. This experience comes highly recommended.
Written June 19, 2021
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David R
2 contributions
Aug 2022
We had an excellent time on the White Salmon. It was our first time rafting the White Salmon and we had an Excellent Captain. Amanda (AJ) was awesome she was funny and very knowledgeable about the trip. She explained everything as we went and told us facts about the area and geological structures of the river as well as many other things. I have rafted many times before and feel she is our favorite and great job Amanda you did awesome and thanks for making it so enjoyable!

Also I am a stickler on safety and Zoller's provided everything you need for a carefree day. Thanks so much to all of the Team!
Written August 14, 2022
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