White Salmon River Rafting Day Trip

Raft the White Salmon with Eric

We often get asked to offer a day trip. If you can make the effort to get out with us, the difference between spending the night with us and coming out for a few hours is quite literally night and day. So we don’t offer any day trips ourselves. 

But you can book an incredible trip rafting the White Salmon River With Portland Rafting, and ask for Eric as your guide! 

Be sure to check Eric’s availability, or book a trip with one of the other highly qualified river guides

Call 971-380-1204
Be Sure to Request Eric!


the White Salmon River is a unique river that runs through the heart of a collapsed lava tube! Undammed from its source (a glacier on the side of Mt. Adams) to its confluence at the Columbia River, it is nestled in the fern, pine, and moss-lined beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest. It’s as special as it is unique.

The White Salmon River underwent historic changes with the demolishing of the nearly century-old Condit Dam in October 2011. This was, at the time, incredible progress in the history of the dam removal community, spearheaded by local fishermen, whitewater enthusiasts, scientists, and Native American tribes (often the driving force in dam removal actions). For those interested in this topic, the Movie “Damnation” (free on YouTube through Patagonia) is a critically acclaimed movie that details this wonderfully!

Featured in "Damnation" Due to The Condit Dam Removal!

White Salmon River Rafting By The Month:

Columbia River Gorge and Getting To The White Salmon

The White Salmon River is renowned for its nonstop whitewater action amid the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and surrounding communities. 

Portland river runners can drive an hour and 15 minutes to Northwest Park, where we meet and outfit the group with wet suits, PFDs (Aka life jackets), and helmets. The whitewater action begins right at the boat launch, near BZ Corner, where the Class 3+ “top drop” follows shortly after the entry.