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Washington whitewater, White Salmon River

Klickitat county, BZ Corner to Buck Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(V)     7 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Hood River, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The BZ Corner to Buck Creek stretch of White Salmon River in Washington is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III+(V) section of whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.
This river system is full of great paddling sections, the BZ Corner to Buck Creek section is just one of them. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. There's camping available near White Salmon River. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The nature scenery of Klickitat County and the water flowing gracefully down White Salmon  
River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Koberg Beach State Park is a splendid location; why not take a refreshing hike along the Little White Salmon Trail. All the outdoors enjoyable things in the Northern Cascade Range will keep you coming back again and again. Hit the beach if you want, Koberg Beach is practically right here. Hiking is a popular thing to do around White Salmon River; Little Baldy Trail is a great local trail. Here at White Salmon River you'll in all probability meet some people from White Salmon.

White Salmon River, BZ Corner to Buck Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near White Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near White Salmon River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys, Klickitat County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Klickitat County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Wet Planet Rafting & Kayaking, Klickitat County, 2 miles away
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White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 7 miles long (BZ Corner to Buck Creek)
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Buck Creek to Columbia River)
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 4.9 miles long (Green Truss Bridge to BZ Corners)
Whitewater Outfitter - ECHO River Trips, Hood River County, 5 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Northwest Rafting Company, Hood River County, 5 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - AAAA River Rider, Hood River County, 5 miles away
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Rattlesnake Creek, Klickitat County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3 miles long (mile 3 to White Salmon)
 Ski Areas Near White Salmon River:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 20 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 26 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 27 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
White Pass, Washington , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 54 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 72 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 77 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 79 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 88 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Beaches Near White Salmon River:
Koberg Beach, Hood River , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near White Salmon River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, Hood River , 5 miles away
Villa Columbia BnB, Hood River , 5 miles away
Comfort Suites Hood River, Hood River , 5 miles away
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 6 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Salmon River:
Bridge RV Park, White Salmon, 5 miles away
Sunset RV Park, Hood River, 5 miles away
Adams Fork - Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, 8 miles away
 Trails Near White Salmon River:
Little Baldy Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 1003 feet elevation difference
Little White Salmon Trail, Klickitat , 6 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 1325 feet elevation difference
Nestor Peak Trail, Skamania , 8 miles away, 2.1 hiking miles, 1755 feet elevation difference
Oklahoma Trail, Skamania , 9 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 935 feet elevation difference
Lusk Creek Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away, 1.3 hiking miles, 780 feet elevation difference
Little Huckleberry Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away,  6.8 hiking miles, 3162 feet elevation difference
Cougar Way, Skamania , 12 miles away,  8.2 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near White Salmon River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 55 miles away
Koberg Beach State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
Wygant State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Salmon River:
Husum Hills Golf Course, White Salmon , 5 miles away
Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River , 6 miles away
Golf Course, Chandler , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near White Salmon River
Bench Lake, Yakima , 18 miles away

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