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Washington whitewater, White Salmon River

Klickitat county, Green Truss Bridge to BZ Corners section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     4.9 miles
  This section of White Salmon River is 4.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hood River, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The scenic beauty of Klickitat County and
    the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive
a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. The river winds through the Northern Cascade  
Range and you get great scenery.

Briefly about the general area:
Koberg Beach State Park is a fine spot to stretch your legs a bit; there's delightful hiking along the Little Baldy Trail. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Northern Cascade Range. Koberg Beach is in close proximity to White Salmon River if you're in a beach type of mood, and if you wish for a little side tour, try Bear Valley. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Don't leave White Salmon River without first going for a hike along the Little White Salmon Trail. The smiling people of Trout Lake like to hang out nearby.

White Salmon River, Green Truss Bridge to BZ Corners 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 V - 4.9 miles long (Green Truss Bridge to BZ Corners)
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 7 miles long (BZ Corner to Buck Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys, Klickitat County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.1 miles long (Warner Road Bridge to Green Truss Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wet Planet Rafting & Kayaking, Klickitat County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Klickitat County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Buck Creek to Columbia River)
Rattlesnake Creek, Klickitat County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3 miles long (mile 3 to White Salmon)
Trout Lake Creek, Skamania/Klickitat County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.8 miles long (Trout Lake to White Salmon River)
Whitewater Outfitter - ECHO River Trips, Hood River County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near White Salmon River:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 29 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 30 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
White Pass, Washington , 37 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 51 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 74 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 75 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Alpental, Washington , 75 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 89 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
 Beaches Near White Salmon River:
Koberg Beach, Hood River , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near White Salmon River:
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, Hood River , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Hood River, Hood River , 8 miles away
Hood River Suites ExtendedStay, Hood River , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Hood River, Hood River , 8 miles away
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Salmon River:
Adams Fork - Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, 5 miles away
Guler-Mt. Adams County Park, Trout Lake, 6 miles away
Elk Meadows RV Park, Trout Lake, 7 miles away
 Trails Near White Salmon River:
Little White Salmon Trail, Klickitat , 5 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 1325 feet elevation difference
Little Baldy Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 1003 feet elevation difference
Oklahoma Trail, Skamania , 9 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 935 feet elevation difference
Nestor Peak Trail, Skamania , 9 miles away, 2.1 hiking miles, 1755 feet elevation difference
Lusk Creek Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 1.3 hiking miles, 780 feet elevation difference
Cougar Way, Skamania , 12 miles away,  8.2 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Little Huckleberry Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away,  6.8 hiking miles, 3162 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near White Salmon River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 53 miles away
Koberg Beach State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Wygant State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Salmon River:
Husum Hills Golf Course, White Salmon , 8 miles away
Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River , 10 miles away
Golf Course, Chandler , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near White Salmon River
Bench Lake, Yakima , 15 miles away

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