White Salmon & Klickitat Wild and Scenic Rivers

White Salmon Wild and Scenic River

Fisherman in motor boat holding large salmon and smilingThe clear, blue waters and unique beauty draw visitors to the White Salmon River as well as the opportunity for an exciting ride! Continuous Class I, II, and III rapids with an occasional Class IV keep boaters on their toes.  Husum Falls is rated Class V and should always be portaged. 

Designated Reach: November 17, 1986. From its confluence with Gilmer Creek, near the town of B Z Corner, to its confluence with Buck Creek.

Designated Reach: August 2, 2005. White Salmon River from its headwaters to the boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Cascade Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the White Salmon River. This designation is not contiguous with the 1986 designation farther downstream.

Classification/Mileage: Wild — 6.7; Scenic — 21.0 miles; Total — 27.7 miles.

River Level - U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System

Salmon have returned to the river after dam removal!  Watch salmon attempting to jump the falls at BZ Corner after the Condit Dam removal.  

NY Times Names Forest Service-Managed River in Washington a Top Destination, US Forest Service Blog 2013

Klickitat Wild and Scenic River

The flowing Klickitat River in the foreground and steep sided, brown hills in the background.Views of rolling hills and basalt landscape, as well as salmon and steelhead fishing, are enjoyed by visitors to the Klickitat Wild & Scenic River.

Designated Reach: November 17, 1986. From the confluence with Wheeler Creek, near the town of Pitt, to the confluence with the Columbia River.

Classification/Mileage: Recreational — 10.8 miles; Total — 10.8 miles.

River Level - U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System

Accessible Adventures: Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Pacific Northwest