White Salmon middle section takeout
White Salmon River
The finish and take-out point of your adventure for the White Salmon Middle section is at the Old Northwestern Lake takeout.
This area has dramatically changed since Oct 2011 due to the removal of Condit Dam. For the last 100 years this section of the river slowed to form Northwestern lake. Now right-up to the takeout point, the river maintains a good pace and offers a rafters a look at the natures quick changing and landscape.
After disembarking, you will board our bus where we provide transportation back up river to your vehicle at our original launch site.
Now historic view of old Northwestern Lake up until 2011 looking south from bridge on the White Salmon River
Northwestern Lake on the day of the Condit dam removal as water is draining from the lake.
Old tree stumps previously under water of Northwestern Lake. River continues to re-landscape the banks of the White Salmon river. November 2011
Similar angle as the photo on the left but after the dam removal. November 2011