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Wasco county, Barlow Crossing to Keeps Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  This section of White River in Wasco County is 6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The put-in location is a short drive from Hood River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling
    places. The natural beauty of Wasco County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The
Barlow Crossing to Keeps Mill stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The Central Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that  
rivers here are less forgiving. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Charity Spring, and good hiking is available along the Rimrock Trail. You'll truly wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the cool stuff in the Central Cascade Range. Don't leave White River without first paying a visit to Faith Spring. Hiking is a popular thing to do around White River; Swamp Creek Hidden Meadows Trail is a good local trail. Hit the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows in close proximity. Summer brings highs in the 60's to White River, and the night is somewhat chillier of course, generally in the 40's.

White River, Barlow Crossing to Keeps Mill 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 River.
 Whitewater Near White River:
White River, Wasco County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Barlow Crossing to Keeps Mill)
White River, Wasco County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Keeps Mill to Victor Road Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Share-A-Raft, Wasco County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hood River - East Fork, Hood River County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Dee to bridge Below Tucker Park)
White River, Wasco County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.3 miles long (Victor Road Bridge to Tygh Valley)
Hood River - West Fork, Hood River County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (White Bridge Park to East Fork Hood River)
Hood River - Lake Branch, Hood River County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (3 miles above West Fork to Confluence with West Fork)
Hood River, Hood River County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina)
Sandy River, Clackamas County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (McNeil Campground to Lolo Pass Road)
Zigzag River, Clackamas County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (Tollgate to Sandy River)
 Ski Areas Near White River:
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 10 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 11 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 12 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 14 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 58 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
White Pass, Washington , 72 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 84 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 85 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near White River:
Best Western Mt. Hood Inn, Government Camp , 15 miles away
Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River , 26 miles away
Westcliff Lodge, Hood River , 26 miles away
Comfort Suites Hood River, Hood River , 26 miles away
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River:
Clear Creek Crossing, Government Camp, 2 miles away
White River Station, Government Camp, 3 miles away
Forest Creek, Maupin, 3 miles away
 Trails Near White River:
Rimrock Trail, Wasco , 2 miles away,  3.4 hiking miles, 274 feet elevation difference
Swamp Creek Hidden Meadows Trail, Wasco , 3 miles away, 3.8 hiking miles, 1705 feet elevation difference
Little Boulder Way Trail, Wasco , 3 miles away,  1.6 hiking miles, 397 feet elevation difference
Boulder Lake Trail, Hood River , 4 miles away,  .8 hiking miles, 196 feet elevation difference
Boulder Lake Way Trail, Hood River , 4 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 887 feet elevation difference
Bonney Meadows Trail, Wasco , 4 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 2416 feet elevation difference
Rocky Butte Way Trail, Wasco , 5 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 1134 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near White River:
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon , 21 miles away
Wygant State Park, Oregon , 25 miles away
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, Oregon , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White River:
Pine Hollow Golf Course, Tygh Valley , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near White River
Badger Lake, Hood River , 6 miles away
Frying Pan Lake, Clackamas , 16 miles away
Pine Hollow Reservoir, Wasco , 19 miles away

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