whitewater rafting


White Salmon River

White Salmon River rafting has attracted whitewater enthusiasts for generations. Perfect for beginners and advanced rafters, the river's class III-IV whitewater rapids challenge even our most experienced rafting guests. Fed from the glaciers of the majestic Mt. Adams, the river's water runs crystal clear all year long. Once a lava tube, the White Salmon runs through narrow, volcanic basalt canyons before heading out into the warm sunshine of a forested valley. Whitewater rafting on the White Salmon epitomizes the lush and wild character of the Pacific Northwest in one exciting raft trip! This tour includes visiting a few of the famous Columbia Gorge Waterfalls on our way East. Lunch and refreshments will be served river-side after our aquatic adventure. On the way back to Portland we will stop at a local Hood River brewery to celebrate conquering the Wild White Salmon River!

Departs: 8:00am or 10:30am 7 Days a Week

Average Price Per Person: $165

Minimum # of Guests: 4

Duration of Tour: 7-8 hours

What’s Included in the Price Per Person: Transportation, Knowledgeable Naturalist Guide, Rafting Guides, Lunch, Snacks and refreshments, Columbia Gorge Waterfall Tour, All necessary safety equipment and professional instruction


Deschutes river

Group Rafting on the Deschutes River

Group Rafting on the Deschutes River

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a couch potato, whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River is one adventure that belongs on your bucket list for any summer vacation. There’s nothing better on a hot day than a wild ride down the river!

When you book a whitewater rafting trip with First Nature we take care of everything; all necessary gear, experienced guides, snacks and safety equipment.

For a full day of rafting excitement, we offer trips on the lower Deschutes River near the rafting town of Maupin. After a 2 hour drive through some incredible landscapes, you’ll be treated to big, splashy class III rapids like Boxcar and Oak Springs.  Photographers will capture your mile-wide smiles as you shoot the rapids. Delicious lunches, professional guides, and gorgeous scenery provide you and your family with a fun-filled day.

When one day just isn’t enough, enjoy an overnight rafting and camping experience on the Lower Deschutes River or the North Umpqua River (near Crater Lake National Park). Two days of shooting the rapids and a night along the river under the stars makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Book a fully-outfitted multi-day trip where we provide all of your camping gear plus gourmet meals served on full-sized banquet tables.

We’ll see you on the river!