The Klickitat River adventure is perfect for those who have rafted many of the other popular rivers in the Pacific Northwest and are looking for something new, fun and very scenic. This river meanders through beautiful forests with an abundance of wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see a bear while rafting this river! The river is runnable when the water is high enough, which isn’t all the time. Spring and early summer are the best floats!
The Klickitat River is a tributary of the Columbia River and is approximately 75 miles in length originating from the glaciers of Mt. Adams. The Klickitat River is located in South Central Washington. This river originates in the High Cascades near Tieton Peak on a remote corner of the Yakima Indian Reservation. It flows across the Lincoln Plateau until it reaches northern Klickitat County. From here, it descends off the plateau and enters steep basalt canyon terrain on its way to the Columbia River. With 10 miles of river from the confluence with Wheeler Creek, near the town of Pitt to the confluence of the Columbia River designated as Wild and Scenic in 1986, the Klickitat River is a beautiful recreation playground. The Klickitat River offer visitors great salmon and steelhead fishing depending on the time of year.
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