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“Rafted the WS with Wet Planet - AWESOME”
Review of White Salmon River

White Salmon River
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White Salmon River Rafting Half-Day Trip
Ranked #11 of 70 things to do in Hood River
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Owner description: A popular river in Hood River, Oregon.
Portland, Oregon
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“Rafted the WS with Wet Planet - AWESOME”
Reviewed May 21, 2010

We rafted the White Salmon for the first time and we chose Wet Planet over Zoller's. Wet Planet had a much better website and the friendly staff was amazing. Their base boasted a world-class espresso bar, lots of pictures of us rafting (going over the falls), t-shirts, Gorge Guides, etc. Our guide was amazing. I would HIGHLY recommend Wet Planet for a trip on the WS. We want to do their Costa Rica trip next year!

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“Absolute Blast”
Reviewed October 29, 2009

We whitewater rafted the White Salmon River north of Hood Oregon with Zoller's Outdoor Odyssey's. We ranged in age from 18 to 57 and everyone thought this was the highlight of our trip. The guide was knowledgable and explained everything to these novices very well. Everything was provided including wetsuits, and footwear. Just had to wear something that could get wet.
We did this as part of a driving tour of Oregon and Washington. Other areas we enjoyed were:
1. Crator Lake National Park - It's out of the way but one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen.
2. Oregon Dunes National Park near Florence, Oregon - The younger members of our group went sandbording. We had never heard of this before.
3. Seaside, Oregon - absolutely loved the beach here and experienced a georgous sunset.
4. Seattle, Washington - The space needle and Pike Place Market

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Cincinnati, OH
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“Awesome adventure!”
Reviewed August 28, 2009

We rafted the White Salmon with Zoller's. Zak St. Clair was our guide. He was funny and very knowledgeable on not only the rafting but also the geography, animals, and the area in general.
I went with my two teenage sons and we had a blast. We were in the area for a week including the Gorge, Mt. Hood, the coast, Portland, etc. and this was by far the highlight of the entire trip. We have memories of that rafting trip to last a lifetime and photos to prove it.
They offer a CD at the end for like $35 of your photos and people keep commenting that they can't believe the great photos from this trip. I have included a few but soooo worth it!
We did the waterfall at the end - it's not as bad as it sounds (or looks) and YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!
Thanks Zoller's and Thanks Zak!!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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“White Salmon River Rafting w/ Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys”
Reviewed August 2, 2009

Our rafting trip was on Aug 1, 2009 with Zoller's Outdoor Oddysseys. The weather and water levels were both great. We had 6 people in our group, it was a first time rafting trip for 4 members of our group. Their site has plenty of parking, a changing room / bathroom, a gift shop, and picnic tables if you want to bring lunch, or you can get sandwiches from their deli. The deli sandwich we had was god, it came with chips and a cookie. They supply you with everything you will need for the trip, wetsuit (you have a choice of a sleevless long leg or short - the water is cold!), booties, life jacket, and helment. Pretty much all you need to show up with is dry clothes, towel, sunscreen, and a swimsuit. We had a great time! There was a how to class before we left, and the guides all provided great instructions on the river. We had Mark Zoller as a guide, he was great, and pretty funny! Husum falls at the end is optional, 4 of the 6 in our group went over, and what a thrill it was!

Zoller's is family owned, and reasonably priced. You can request a guide when you book your trip if you want (they have a contest going to see who gets the most requests). They operate 12 months out of the year. Our group is already talking about booking for next year!

We had to be there by 1:30 for the afternoon trip. Our drive time was about 4 hours, going down wasn't bad, but coming home was rough. Depending on where you are coming from you may want to think about staying the night in the area. Book your hotel ahead of time though, because it look like most of the hotels we drove past in Hood River were full. There are a lot of wineries in the area, we also so lots of kite surfing, so you could easily make this a weekend trip.

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“White Water Paradise”
Reviewed May 29, 2003

We rafted two days in the White Salmon area. Day one was on the Klickitat river where we went through class 3 water and even saw mt. goats. Day two was on the White Salmon.... what a great class 4 ride. This was our first rafting experience and we could not have done it without the guides at zooraft.com. Joetta was our guide and although she is little, she knew her stuff BIG.This is a great area to visit.Louise Olson Bend, Oregon

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