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Hood River Things to Do


We have some of the greatest rivers in the US to raft! Get out and play!

Wet Planet Whitewater  – Our fave guides for the White Salmon and Klickitat!  Give us a call to style in a fab day on the water…

Zoller Outdoor Odyssey – Multiple whitewater rafting experiences all summer long.

River Drifters – the go-to crew for a day on The Deschutes



Yes! You know Hood River is the windsurfing/kiteboarding capitol of the world!

Gorge Kite

Hood River Water Play



Windance – Sells new and used great and is a great resource for repairs. Great swap meets during the season.

Second Wind Sports – Kiteboarding, snowboarding and skiing, windsurfing and clothes. There’s used gear as well.

Big Winds – Right downtown with parking and picnic bench to peruse the conditions. Great selection of new kite gear plus accessories and clothes.


Cascade Kiteboarding School CKB caters to individuals looking for a private and more personalized learning experience.

New Wind – Great instructors, really good progression and fast track program to get you up and riding quickly.

Gorge Kiteboard School – Mark Worth (Red Beard) will get you up and  riding safely and confidently.


The best thing about SUP is you can do it anywhere! River, lakes, ponds… and Hood River County has some of the most pristine spots to set your paddles!

Columbia River, Lost Lake and Laurance Lake

Gorge Paddling Center

WhatSUP Kayaking

Dry Off in Your Hood River Vacation Rental

What better way to dry off after a day of hitting the waters than by the fire place of your very own Hood River vacation rental? We offer many properties in the Hood River area with stunning amenities and amazing views. Browse our full selection today by clicking here!