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River Comparison

Half and One Day Trips

River Season Trip Length River Miles Whitewater Rating Boat Options Meeting Place Dist. from Portland Nearest Airport Trip Highlights
Clackamas April 28 - Sept 4 Half & 1 Day 6-12 miles III to IV PR, O Estacada, OR 30 miles Portland, OR
North Santiam April 28 - Oct 8 Half & 1 Day 6-14 miles II+ to III PR, O Mehama, OR 65 miles Portland, OR
Deschutes April 28 - Sept 24 Half & 1 Day 5-10 miles III PR, O Maupin, OR 100 miles Portland, OR
McKenzie May 12 - Aug 27 Half & 1 Day 8-16 miles II+ PR, O Blue River, OR 150 miles Eugene, OR
North Umpqua May 12 - Aug 27 1 day 9-12 miles III+ PR, O Steamboat, OR 225 miles Medford, OR

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Two and Three Day Trips

River Season Trip Length River Miles Whitewater Rating Boat Options Meeting Place Dist. from Portland Nearest Airport Trip Highlights
Grande Ronde May 1 - July 22 3 Days 40 miles II+ PR, IK, O, RYO Minam, OR 280 miles Lewiston, ID
Rogue May 1 - Sept 25 3 Days 34-38 mi. III+ PR, IK, O, RYO, SUP Galice, OR 265 miles Medford, OR
McKenzie May 12 - Aug 27 2 Days 24 miles II+ PR, O Blue River, OR 150 miles Eugene, OR
North Umpqua June 12 - Aug 27 2 or 3 days 16-36 mi. III+ PR, IK, O Steamboat, OR 225 miles Medford, OR

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Four to Nine Day Trips

River Season Trip Length River Miles Whitewater Rating Boat Options Meeting Place Dist. from Portland Nearest Airport Trip Highlights
Rogue May 1 - Sept 25 3 Days 34-38 mi. III+ PR, IK, O, RYO, SUP Galice, OR 265 miles Medford, OR
Owyhee April 1 - May 26 4 or 5 Days 65 miles III+ PR, IK, O, RYO Jordan Valley, OR 425 miles Boise, ID
Grande Ronde May 1 - July 22 5 Days 90 miles II+ PR, IK, O, RYO Minam, OR 280 miles Lewiston, ID
John Day (Upper) May 1 - June 17 4 Days 47 miles II PR, IK, O, RYO, SUP Service Creek, OR 250 miles Portland, OR
John Day (Lower) May 1 - June 17 5 Days 68 miles II PR, IK, O, RYO, SUP Clarno, OR 165 miles Portland, OR
John Day (Combo) May 1 - June 27 9 Days 115 miles II PR, IK, O, RYO, SUP Service Creek, OR 250 miles Portland, OR
Lower Salmon July 2 - Sept 14 4 or 5 Days 62-72 miles III+ PR, IK, O, RYO, SUP Lewiston, OR 325 miles Lewiston, ID

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Additional Details

Boat Option Key

PR = Guided paddle raft.

IK = Inflatable kayak. (One or two people per kayak.)

O = Oar raft, rowed by a guide.

RYO = O.R.E.'s custom designed row-it-yourself cataraft. (We teach you how.)

SUP = Stand Up Paddle Board. (Flatwater and small rapids only.)

Scale of River Difficulty

Class I = Calm water, small waves.

Class II = Medium waves, clear channels.

Class III = Big waves. Considerable maneuvering may be required. Exciting!

Class IV = Steep, demanding rapids. Very exciting!!

Class V = Extreme whitewater. Thrilling but dangerous.

Class VI = Un-raftable for most sane people. (Think Niagara Falls.)

 

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