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Washington whitewater, White Salmon River

Klickitat county, Buck Creek to Columbia River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  If you're coming from Hood River it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The wonderful Washington scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting some good exercise and a
    chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.
If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Buck Creek to Columbia River section is just one of many. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. There are campgrounds quite near the river  
where you can camp. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
Koberg Beach State Park is a nice site to go if you're at White Salmon River; nothing beats kicking back at Koberg Beach. Yeah, come up here to the Central Cascade Range for a good time. Don't leave White Salmon River without stopping by Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park; White Salmon River is right by the Little Baldy Trail. This river is so good. If you're here, you might as well visit Hood River Valley, and lots of folks from Underwood come here.

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


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near White Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near White Salmon River:
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Buck Creek to Columbia River)
Whitewater Outfitter - ECHO River Trips, Hood River County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Northwest Rafting Company, Hood River County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - AAAA River Rider, Hood River County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Klickitat County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Wet Planet Rafting & Kayaking, Klickitat County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys, Klickitat County, 5 miles away
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White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 7 miles long (BZ Corner to Buck Creek)
Hood River, Hood River County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina)
Rattlesnake Creek, Klickitat County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3 miles long (mile 3 to White Salmon)
 Ski Areas Near White Salmon River:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 18 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 23 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 24 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 27 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
White Pass, Washington , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 57 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 69 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 80 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 82 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 85 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Beaches Near White Salmon River:
Koberg Beach, Hood River , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near White Salmon River:
Villa Columbia BnB, Hood River , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, Hood River , 2 miles away
Comfort Suites Hood River, Hood River , 2 miles away
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 3 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Salmon River:
Sunset RV Park, Hood River, 2 miles away
Bridge RV Park, White Salmon, 2 miles away
Tucker County Park, Hood River, 6 miles away
 Trails Near White Salmon River:
Little Baldy Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 1003 feet elevation difference
Little White Salmon Trail, Klickitat , 8 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 , 11 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 935 feet elevation difference
Little Huckleberry Trail, Skamania , 13 miles away,  6.8 hiking miles, 3162 feet elevation difference
Lusk Creek Trail, Skamania , 13 miles away, 1.3 hiking miles, 780 feet elevation difference
Cougar Way, Skamania , 13 miles away,  8.2 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near White Salmon River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 57 miles away
Koberg Beach State Park, Oregon , 5 miles away
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Wygant State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Salmon River:
Husum Hills Golf Course, White Salmon , 3 miles away
Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River , 3 miles away
Hood River Golf Course, Hood River , 6 miles away

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