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Columbia Gorge Kayak School has been offering guided trips in The Gorge since 1998. This is a locally owned and operated company offering whitewater guided trips on the Klickitat River. In 2018 the Columbia Gorge Kayak School formed a partnership with the Gorge Paddling Center to allow both companies to work side by side and expand more in all types of river recreation. By doing so we hope to get all aspiring river enthusiast out to enjoy The Gorge and the rivers it has to offer. 


Our mission is to offer trips that cater to many different whitewater abilities and show a unique experience around The Gorge. By guiding a wide range of paddling ability we help develop skills to make paddlers feel safe and comfortable on the river. The Columbia Gorge Kayak School offers a 2-day Intro to Whitewater and a Single Day Ducky Trip. We are located in beautiful Hood River, Oregon, steps away from some of the most famous whitewater in The Gorge.