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McKenzie River Rafting

McKenzie River

McKENZIE RIVER

The McKenzie River is an Oregon classic for rafters and for good reason.  With crystal clear water swiftly moving by a tree lined river bank full of fun rapids the excitement never stops on this scenic rafting trip.  You can choose between two different sections, the upper and lower which both offer mild but consistent rapids, great for family trips.  The cool water makes for some great swimming even in the heat of the summer.

With lots of other activities to do in the area the McKenzie River is great trip to try an overnight on.  With a base-camp style of staying in a forest service campground and getting the opportunity to run both sections of the river, you will get the chance to fully experience this Oregon classic river rafting trip.

  • Crystal clear water with consistent class II rapids
  • Multiple sections for a variety of trip options
  • Close to Eugene and with lots of other activities near by

2020 SEASON

Thank you for your interest in Oregon River Experiences. We hope you are doing well and have been safe through this ordeal.  It is with a heavy heart we have made the difficult decision to suspend our 2020 season operations due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 virus. We did not do this lightly, but for the safety and concern of you, our clients, family, and friends.

We think of a river trip as a way to escape into something different from your everyday life, and with the precautions required and changes to ensure your safety, we felt that the special river experience was not going to be the same. 

We will be operating in 2021 stronger than ever and will have the multiday schedule available by July 1st, 2020.  We appreciate your support during these times and wish you a safe and fun-filled summer this year.

In the meantime, if you have questions regarding a trip with us for the 2021 season or need a recommendation for this season, please contact us at info@oregonriver.com (on the website, will be link directly into contact form).  If you want to call us at 503-563-1500 feel free, but we might be outside enjoying our summer.  Say hello if you see us out and about by your favorite river.

See you on the water in 2021,

The Oregon River Experiences Team

Trip LengthAvailabilityPrice per Person 
Half DayFor groups of 18 or more.Adult: $70
Youth: $60
One DayAvailable most days (party size restrictions may apply).Adult: $98
Youth: $88
Two DaysAvailable most days (party size restrictions may apply).Adult: $355
Youth: $295


Half Day McKenzie River Trip

    • Morning Trip: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM*
    • Afternoon Trip: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM*
    • $70 for adults and $58 for youth (age 12 and under).
    • River water levels and trip capacity may limit availability.
    • Before you book you may want to review our deposit, cancellation, and refund policies.
    • Half day trips are available to parties of 18 or more.

Full Day McKenzie River Trip

    • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM*
    • $98 for adults and $88 for youth (age 12 and under).
    • A group discount applies to parties of 15 or more.
    • River water levels and trip capacity may limit availability.
    • Before you book you may want to review our deposit, cancellation, and refund policies.
    • Minimum total trip size is 12 people. If your group (combined with other groups who have requested the same trip) together total less than 12 then your reservation will be on hold until minimum trip size is met. Your credit card will not be charged until trip is confirmed.

Two Day McKenzie River Trip

    • Trip meets at 10:00 AM on day one and concludes at 4:00 PM on day two*
    • $350 for adults and $295 for youth (age 12 and under).
    • A group discount applies to parties of 12 or more.
    • River water levels and trip capacity may limit availability.
    • Before you book you may want to review our deposit, cancellation, and refund policies.
    • Minimum total trip size is 8 people. If your group (combined with other groups who have requested the same trip) together total less than 8 then your reservation will be on hold until minimum trip size is met. Your credit card will not be charged until trip is confirmed.

 

  • Minimum age is 6.

Trip Highlights

  • Mild (but lively) whitewater.
  • Flows thru exceptionally lush forest.
  • Extremely clear water (but very cool).
  • Great camping and hiking nearby.
  • Very good fishing
  • Nearby hot springs and trails.

Trip Summary

  • Near: Eugene
  • Trip Length: Half, 1 and 2 days
  • Meeting Times: 9:30 & 10 AM, 1 PM
  • 2020 Season: April - September
  • Trip type: paddle rafting (oar raft by request)
  • Whitewater Rating: II+ (novice)
  • Suggested minimum age: 6

1/2 and 1 Day Trip Guide (pdf)
2 Day Trip Guide (pdf)