Whitewater rafting near Crater Lake National Park
North Umpqua River Rafting
The North Umpqua River, which flows through a gorgeous, thickly forested, southwest Oregon canyon, features sparkling
clear water and numerous enjoyable rapids.
Why choose the North Umpqua River trip?
- The North Umpqua sports more rapids per mile than most runs, and the rapids are great fun at any time of year.
May and early June is the ideal time to raft the North Umpqua if you're looking for
white-knuckle thrills, while summer offers warmer weather and a more relaxed pace.
Our one day North Umpqua trips feature the exciting 12 miles from Boulder Flat put-in to Gravel Bin take-out, encountering such drops as Boulder Hole, Cardiac Arrest, Weird Weir, African Queen, and Pinball. (Low water trips may put in at Marsters Bridge for a 10 mile run.)
- Two and three day trips are available. We camp in beautiful, riverside Forest Service campgrounds.
These campgrounds are car accessible, which means that you can bring as much gear as you would like. Use of vehicle-accessible sites allows us to keep our rafts light and maneuverable, and also enables us to charge a lower trip fee than would
otherwise be expected for a premium multi-day trip.
Day one of our two and three day trips run the same stretch of river as our one day trips. Day two of our two and three day trips feature a downstream run highlighted by fewer - but larger - rapids such as Wright Creek, Steamboat and Bathtub. (Alternately, groups chartering a two or three day trip may opt to repeat the exciting run of day one. For some late-season two and three day bookings a repeat run may be advisable: Please contact our office for details.) Three day trips involve a day three repeat of the run of either day one or day
two. After July 15 - due to government restrictions - all 2 and 3 day trips
involve one put in and one take out per day rather than a continuous raft run.
- The Umpqua is renowned for its outstanding steelhead fishing. The combination of large summer-run steelhead, fly-fishing only restrictions, and outstanding scenery draws anglers from all over the
- Nearby attractions include Crater Lake National Park, Diamond Lake, and numerous waterfalls including
Toketee Falls, as well as Watson Falls (the state's third highest).
- Pre and post trip lodging is available at the Steamboat Inn, known for its scenic streamside setting
and fine cuisine.
- The services of our professional guides and staff.
- Transportation to and from our meeting place.
- A hearty lunch on our one day trips, and all meals from lunch on day one through lunch on day two or three on our two and three day trips. Meals are freshly prepared by our guides from the highest quality ingredients. Special dietary needs may be accommodated with advance notice.
- Durable, professional quality rafts and river running equipment, including U.S. Coast Guard Approved lifejackets.
- Waterproof river bags for your personal gear.
- Camp chairs (on two and three day trips).