From the towering South Face of Mount Hood, The White River flows Southeast into the Deschutes River. This little known and rarely paddled river is a hidden gem in between the paddling towns of Hood River and Maupin.

The river is non-stop Class II and III with a few Class IVs thrown in. There is a fair amount of wood to look out for so you need to be able small eddies quickly. Heads up boating and proper boat spacing is critical. The Class IV rapids tend to collect wood so they are typically portaged.

Kayaking on Oregon's White River below Keeps Mill

Kayaking on Oregon's White River below Keeps Mill

Trip Highlights

Mile 0: Put-in at Keeps Mill Campground on the White River. Below here the river is one long rapid all the way to take-out.

Stand Up Paddleboarding on the White River

Stand Up Paddleboarding on the White River

Mile 12.1: Take-out at White River Crossing.

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