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Klickitat River Rafting Guide
The Parrot Crossing section of the Klickitat River is a beautiful spring run that can be done in a day or easily stretched into an overnight trip. The 18-mile stretch features dense forests, towering basalt columnar cliffs, and fast-moving Class III whitewater. Ample boulder gardens and waves make it ideal for boaters looking to improve their skills while exploring a new area.
The Klickitat River is a solid Class III run. Wood on the river is the most serious concern. Boaters need to be very aware of trees pilling up in corners and potentially blocking entire channels. The ability to boat scout, catch eddies, ferry, and communicate within a group is essential to everyone staying safe on the Klickitat. Wet suits or dry suits are recommended. Wrap kits are also recommended on this river as there are numerous places to wrap a boat.