HALF DAY AND 1 DAY OREGON RIVER TRIPS

RIVER:SEASON:TRIP LENGTH:RIVER MILES:DIFFUCULTY:MEETING PLACE:STARTING AT:TRIP NOTES:
CLACKAMASAPRIL 28-SEPT 3Half day, 1 day6-13 milesIntermediate (III-IV)Estacada, OR$51Closest river trip to Portland.
DESCHUTESAPRIL 28-SEPT 23Half day, 1 day10 milesIntermediate (III+)Maupin, OR$57An Oregon classic.
MCKENZIEMAY 12-SEPT 30Half day, 1 day8-14 milesBeginner/Intermediate (II+, III)Blue River, OR$60Beautiful and exciting.
NORTH SANTIAMAPRIL 28-OCT 8Half day, 1 day6-14 milesBeginner/Intermediate (II+, III)Mehama, OR$57Great beginner river.
NORTH UMPQUAAPRIL 28-AUG 271 day9-13 milesIntermediate (III-IV)Steamboat, OR$120Full of rapids in Southern Oregon.

MULTIDAY OREGON RIVER TRIPS

RIVER:SEASON:TRIP LENGTH:RIVER MILES:DIFFUCULTY:MEETING PLACE:STARTING AT:TRIP NOTES:
GRANDE
RONDE
MAY 1-JUNE 243, 5 days40-90 milesBeginner-Intermediate (II+)Minam, OR$425Hidden gem in NE Oregon, great downriver trip for beginners.
JOHN DAYMAY 1-JUNE 294, 5, 9 days47, 68, 155 milesBeginner (II+)Service Creek, OR; Clarno OR$565Soaring desert canyons with mild whitewater.
MCKENZIEMAY 12-SEPT 302 days26 milesBeginner-Intermediate (II+, III)Blue River, OR$295Riverside camping, nestled amongst the trees, great for the whole family.
NORTH UMPQUAMAY 12-AUG 272, 3 days24-36 milesIntermediate(III-IV)Steamboat, OR$315Exciting whitewater nestled in a river canyon, with lots more to do in the area.
OWYHEEAPRIL 7-MAY 264, 5 days65 milesIntermediate (III+)Jordan Valley, OR$940A true wilderness desert river with hot springs.
ROGUEMAY 1-SEPT 243, 4, 5 days36-49 milesIntermediate (III+)Galice, OR$785An American classic, THE multiday river trip in Oregon.
LOWER SALMONJULY 2-SEPT 244, 5 days62-72 milesIntermediate (III+)Lewiston, ID$870Big splashy water and big white sand beaches in Idaho.

  • River miles may vary with length of trip (in days) as well as time of year.
  • Whitewater rating my vary with water level. Higher rating typically applies to springtime trips.  We generally operate on intermediate whitewater that is class III.
  • Whitewater 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.
  • At ORE we have a variety of boat options for our trips. Typically we use 13 ft. 6-person paddle rafts for our day trips.  Our multiday trips usually consist of a few oar-rafts that guides row and a 14 ft. 6-person paddle raft, along with a few inflatable kayaks (IK) and a stand up paddle board (SUP) for in camp fun and learning.  We also have the unique opportunity to offer our custom designed catarafts for row-your-own trips (RYO), where you truly get to be able to experience an Oregon River for yourself.