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“Great Rafting”
Review of White Salmon River

White Salmon River
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White Salmon River Rafting Half-Day Trip
Ranked #12 of 72 things to do in Hood River
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Owner description: A popular river in Hood River, Oregon.
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Rafting”
Reviewed May 27, 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 Pacific Northwest too long to not have done this. This is NOT a passive ride. You MUST be willing to get wet, listen to your guide's instructions, and give it your all.

Visited May 2013
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Lake Oswego, OR
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58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“White Salmon White water rafting”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Great fun with white water on the White Salmon river. Class 3-4.. up to 6 (depending if they're running the water fall). Just need swim suits and personal items. The companies provide the wet suits. Beautiful basalt carved route. 1 hr 15 min from Portland which is not common to have such great rafting so near a great city. I've used Wet Planet and River Drifters, (although the former the most). Hint: take the splash guards they offer over the wet suit when the water is 40 degrees.

Visited August 2012
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El Cajon, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“raft this river”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

a very quick side trip from Hood River will take you here for about 3 hrs of class 4 white water rafting. we used allstar raft co. and had a safe fun time but wouldnt recommend for any younger than 13 years

Visited July 2012
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Hood River, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Most Beautiful”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Now that Condit dam has been removed the river is free flowing and is simply amazing how its changed for the better. White water rafting is excellent and the fly fishing will be amazing once the fish return.

Visited June 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome time with Wet Planet”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Met up with some friends for a great rafting trip down the White Salmon. We went with Wet Planet and they were awesome. They gave us everything we needed and drove us up to the river. All you really need to bring is a bathing suit. I particularity enjoyed passing the public launch site that was bustling with other companies and continuing up the road 2 miles to a private launch site. Our main guide talked to us under the shade of the forest along the river (which was well appreciated on a 90 degree day) about safety and what to do in case you fell in. After the group split up into our individual rafts the excitement began. We were well trained in a calm pool before we went into the first rapid: "Triple Drop" our first class IV rapid. That was followed by more fun rapids that I sadly don't remember the names to, but do remember how awesome they were. We got out and walked around a big waterfall and then jumped off a cliff back into the river, it was super fun! After about an hour of fun, we passed the launch site that we passed on the road where other companies were putting in (I wonder if they knew what they missed)! The rest of the trip was super fun, and I highly recommend the last falls (some folks walked around) where you drop over the edge of the falls to end up totally submerged! It's crazy and totally a blast!

We got done with our trip around lunch time and headed to town for good food and beer. What a great visit! I highly recommend rafting the White Salmon (particularly Wet Planet) and visiting the Columbia Gorge what a great time!

Visited August 2011
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