Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys

Whitewater Rafting

White Salmon and Klickitat Rivers

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Zoller's River Trip Selections

White Salmon River

Middle Gorge


Our Hallmark and most popular rafting adventure: this is the section of the White Salmon River that the Zoller's pioneered and includes the option of Husum Falls (Class V waterfall) water level permitting. This trip features Class III rapids during the summer months and Class IV in the higher spring-time water flows and is miles of whitewater rafting fun. Offered Spring through late October. Multiple trips daily during the late Spring/Summer months. Custom times available for large groups.

Prices:

  • 1-5 seats $70
  • 6-12 seats $65
  • 13+ seats $60
  • Children 12 & under $55

Group rates only valid with single payer bookings

Class III/IV Depending on water levels

Budget 3.5 to 4 hours out of your day. On river time equals 2.25 hours of whitewater rafting fun.

 

Select the areas on the map on the right for detailed river information.

Flowing south from Mt. Adams to the Columbia River Gorge, the White Salmon River is a two-hour adrenaline rush through a picturesque canyon. More than a leisurely float, it's an exhilarating progression of class two, three, and four rapids, interspersed with quiet pools and delicate waterfalls.
When most Pacific Northwest white water rivers are reduced to a late summer trickle, the spring-fed White Salmon River maintains a healthy base flow for year round rafting. Even in the summer, the trip comes complete with a cool soaking!

The White Salmon is more than a white water rafting river, it's an experience of natures beauty. Be prepared for a visual treat of lush vegetation, steep canyon walls, wildlife and clear rushing waters.

The White Salmon River is listed as a "Wild and Scenic River" by the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System The White Salmon River is one of only three rivers listed for the state of Washington.

See our frequently asked questions page for additional information.

View of the White Salmon River launch point

View of the White Salmon River launch point

Corkscrew Rapid A big drop and splash

Corkscrew Rapid, A big drop and splash

Boats line up for Highway hole on the White Salmon River

Boats line up for Highway hole on the White Salmon River

White Salmon River

Mini Rafts

Mini Raft Option – An Exclusive Adventure from Zoller's

  • Take your whitewater fun up several notches with our new four seat "mini rafts".
  • Designed to hold only four customers at a time, these miniaturized whitewater rafts are so small they make each rapid, even the smaller ones, more exciting. In high water, these rafts are the ultimate adventure ride.
  • Mini raft seats are purchased in blocks of 4 for our Middle Gorge trips.
  • Spring through June mini raft seats are purchased in blocks of 4 (fill the raft for $390) for our Middle Gorge trips and July - Sept the mini rafts are moved to our "Upper Gorge" high adventure run and seats can be purchased in random numbers.
  • If you are looking for the "sports car" ride of all whitewater rafting, this is the choice for you!

 

Upper Whiter Salmon River

White Salmon River

Middle/Lower Gorge Combo


middle white salmon rafting
Lower White Salmon River

The now accessible lower gorge of the White Salmon River

Lower White Salmon River

Paddling through the lower gorge of the White Salmon River


Our Hallmark and most popular rafting White Salmon River rafting adventure plus the lower gorge made available with the removal of Condit Dam and Northwestern Lake Reservoir. This trip is primarily Class III/IV depending on seasonal flows and is offered seasonally. Bookings generally available starting early July (water level permitting). On the Lower Gorge section of this trip, there is one 200 yard portage walk around Steelhead Falls that includes uneven surfaces and wading in water. While most people do just fine on this portage, some folks who are less than sure on their feet or have balancing issues from walking on uneven surfaces will struggle.

Prices:

  • 1-5 seats $95 each
  • 6-12 seats $90 each
  • 13+ seats $85 each
  • Children 12 and under $80 each

Group rates only valid with single payer bookings

Budget 4.5 to 5 hours out of your day. On river time equals 3 hours of whitewater rafting fun.

Class III/IV Depending on water levels

 

Get ready to see something very few people alive have seen. The all new Lower Gorge of the White Salmon River. Until the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, Condit Dam and Northwestern Lake Reservoir have hidden and blocked this unmatched beauty and fun of the White Salmon River. Narrow canyon rafting with great rapids like Baby Bear, The Land of OZ, Sweet Pea, Jaws and others will satisfy all. Be one of the first ever to raft this portion of the White Salmon River. This canyon will change month by month over the next couple of years giving everyone the chance to experience the restoration of this canyon to a free flowing river once again.

White Salmon River

Upper Gorge - to Husum Falls

 

Upper white salmon rafting

This is the furthest upstream commercial launch site in the history of the White Salmon River

High adventure whitewater rafting for strong teens and adventurous adults in a custom 4-person high adventure "mini raft" on the best rapids of the White Salmon River including the option of Husum Falls (Class V). This trip is primarily Class III/IVwith a couple rapids that just might be classified as V and is offered from July through September (water level permitting). This trip is better suited for those able to walk on uneven surfaces around a huge waterfall, paddle really hard and be willing to jump off a cliff into the river. O.K. the cliff jumping is optional... and something you don't want to miss out on.

  • 1-3 seats $110 each
  • 4+ seats $100 each

Want a private raft or rafts???? Purchase seats in increments of four.

Budget 3 to 3.5 hours out of your day. On river time equals 2 hours of whitewater rafting fun.

Launching further upstream than any rafting company on the White Salmon River, Zoller's offers a look at an exciting section of whitewater in one of our custom designed "Mini Rafts" bringing you the sportiest and most adventurous rafting opportunity on the White Salmon River. The combination of great whitewater, adventuresome individuals and our Mini Rafts puts you in position for maximum enjoyment of the best commercial whitewater rafting of the White Salmon River and possibly of the entire Northwest. Our custom designed Mini Rafts hold a maximum of 4 guests and one guide are able to surf waves and blast through rapids unlike any other rafts on the river and fit perfectly into the tight canyon walls of the White Salmon River's Upper Gorge.


 

Upper Whiter Salmon River

Klickitat River

A Wilderness Experience

 

Wilderness beauty over the course of 18.5 miles of scenic wonder with fun fast rapids: The Klickitat whitewater rafting trip is primarily Class III/IV (depending on water levels) and is offered from April through June.

Price: $105 per guest (includes lunch on a sandy beach and river clothing)

Budget 6 - 7 hours out of your day. On river time equals 4-4.5 hours of whitewater rafting fun.

 

In whitewater rafting terms, the Klickitat River is considered a "continuous" whitewater river for its nonstop speed and action. There are so many class III rapids on this 18.5 mile stretch or the Klickitat River that we don't even try to name them all. Fast moving water, lots of splashy fun and amazing basalt head walls coming straight out of the Klickitat river and towering over our heads up to 200 feet is something you will not forget. Since this is an all-day event everyone gets to enjoy a great meal on a sandy beach mid-way through your whitewater rafting adventure. With the Klickitat River being so close to our White Salmon headquarters, you will get to meet us on the White Salmon River where you can leave your vehicle secured at our headquarters while on your Klickitat River rafting adventure.

 

Flowing through a magnificent high desert canyon, you will be awe struck by basalt walls reaching two hundred feet, nearly straight up from the Klickitat river's edge. Deep canyon rim-to-rim views that seem stretch on for an eternity. Cascading creeks falling to their destiny to become part of the powerful whitewater river. Towering Pine trees reaching for the sky as they have for generations. These are just some of the many postcard setting views you will be treated to on your journey into the past on the Klickitat River rafting adventure. Don't forget a camera!

Wonder Waterfalls on the Klickitat River

Wonder Waterfalls on the Klickitat River

Rafters take a break by a creek on the Klickitat River

Rafters take a break by a creek on the Klickitat River

If all of that wasn't enough, there is the white water. While most rivers have a name for each class III and above rapid, there is no sense in trying to name all of the exciting action on the Klickitat. Filled with class III+ and a few class IV rapids, they just keep coming and coming. Rapids per mile, this may be the best deal in the state. Perfect for beginners because it never gets too wild, and loved by veteran rafters for the endless action. This is the river for you.

Rafts and clients taking a break on the banks or the Klickitat River

Rafts and clients taking a break on the banks or the Klickitat River

Floating the  Klickitat River through some small rapids

Floating the Klickitat River through some small rapids

Klickitat Canyon

Klickitat Canyon

This is a very special river for me, in that it was my first commercial run at age 15 as I rowed a drift boat carrying the river gear for a group of fisherman searching the upper reaches for Steelhead in 1979. Each time I raft this river, I remember 1979's softness of the summer evening colors, the roar of the churning white water, and the $15 a day for sun up to sun down work…. I loved it!

Day trips include a River side lunch from the "Class V Deli".

As with all of our trips state river fees, wet suites, transportation from out headquarters / retail center, and all equipment are included into the stated price.

Raft kicks up rafting on the Klickitat River

Raft kicks up rafting on the Klickitat River

Relaxing float on the river

Relaxing float on the river

syncronized paddle raise

synchronized paddle raise

Rafting with Ryan

Rafting with Ryan

See our frequently asked questions page for additional information.

Zoller's Whitewater Raft Guide School.


Sign up now for the Zoller's Whitewater Raft Guide School. This 4 day course is for river enthusiasts who wish to take their whitewater experience to the next level and/or guide private or commercial whitewater trips.

4-Day Class May 24th - 27th
Cost per person: $550

Want a private river school? Just book 10 students and we will customize your class for any springtime dates.





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White Salmon, WA 

98672 (509) 493-2641
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