Whitewater rafting on southern Oregon's Wild and Scenic Rogue River
Rogue River Rafting
When Congress first passed legislation to preserve America's wild rivers, Oregon's Rogue river was
among the first to receive protection. Join us for a Rogue River whitewater rafting trip and you will discover why.
A Rogue river rafting trip is one of America's premier river journeys
- The Rogue is a strikingly beautiful stream that cascades through a exquisite canyon mantled in Douglas fir,
western hemlock, oak and madrone.
- Fern grottoes, beautiful sandy beaches, sparkling waterfalls, lovely side streams,
translucent swimming holes, historic homesteads, and exquisitely carved rocks combine to
create a place that's pure magic.
- The Rogue River canyon is home to black bear and raccoons, to river otter, deer and mink, to salmon and trout,
and to osprey, blue heron and bald eagles. It's wild country and wildlife is everywhere: perhaps more wildlife than
you're likely to see from the water anywhere in the USA outside of Alaska.
- The rapids are equally wild: from boulder gardens and narrow chutes to long wave trains and turbulent currents beneath spectacular canyon walls. We encounter numerous challenging but forgiving class III
rapids on our journey, including Tyee, Wildcat, Black Bar Falls, Horseshoe Bend, and Devil's Staircase. Two spectacular class IV rapids — Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar — are trip highlights.
- The rapids are great fun, but there's more here as well. Time and conditions permitting we stop to explore the swimming holes at Howard Creek, Mule Creek or Big Windy Creek, pay a visit
to an historic ranch or a gold-rush era cabin, or stop for a picnic lunch at the waterfalls and jumping rocks at
beautiful Flora Dell creek.
This is a trip for all seasons. Summer promises warm, sunny weather and warm pools for swimming. Spring trips are sensational, with multitudes of wildflowers. Fall trips reveal gorgeous colors, mild days
and cool crisp evenings. And the rapids are exciting, any time of year.
Rogue River rafting trips are one of America's best family outdoor adventures. Families are welcome on all our trips, but we also
offer a series of families-only trips. For more about these special trips please visit
our Family Adventure page.
Rogue River Trip Options
Most of our trips are three to five day camping trips, but we also offer Lodge trips, Camp/Lodge trips,
and raft-supported hiking trips.
The Rogue one of the finest river journeys on the west coast, and it is also one of the very
few rivers where you can stay in a comfortable wilderness lodge at night, and where you can hike the length
of the river on a wilderness trail.
- Raft-supported hiking trips are a wonderful way to enjoy the freedom of walking a wilderness trail without
the need to carry a backpack. Our raft-supported hikings stay either at riverside camps or in wilderness lodges at night.
- We love to camp on the Rogue's many fine beaches. But a stay in a historic lodge has its charms, not the least
of which are enjoying a hot shower at the end of the day and a comfortable bed at night.
Our lodge trips include two or three nights in wilderness lodges, while or camp/lodge trips include a night or two
of camping followed by a final evening at a lodge.