Class III (V) White Salmon, WA

BZ Corner to Buck Creek

This section of the White Salmon River is a classic intermediate run that flows throughout the year, and has become one of the most popular commerical raft runs in Washington due to dependable flows through the summer. From Gilmer Creek, near the town of B Z Corner, to Buck Creek, the Lower White Salmon is designated as Wild & Scenic. Along this stretch of the river, glacial headwaters are supplemented by seeps and springs along the canyon walls, sustaining a cold but consistent flow of water year round. The Lower White Salmon's rapids, waterfalls, and abrupt drops can challenge even the most advanced boaters. (American Whitewater & U.S. Forest Service)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 7.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager U.S. Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: Jack Henderson