White Salmon Wild & Scenic River

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Going down husum falls

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. 

Husum Falls is a class V waterfall requiring a lot of experience or a guide to pass, so plan your portages and take-outs accordingly. 

Permits are required for commercial outfitters. View a list of currently permitted guides

You can check current river flows using the nearby U.S. Geological Survey streamgage at Underwood, but please note that the river level (stage) there is different from the river's stage as measured by the Husum gauge.

At a Glance

Fees No Forest Service fees apply, but check our list of official commercial outfitter guides for learn more about their prices. 
Closest Towns: Underwood, WA Husum, WA

General Information


West of White Salmon, WA along WA State Route 14.



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