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August 2nd-August 5th, 2024

Rogue River Rafting 12

The Rogue River offers the perfect setting for teaching white water kayaking: Deep river gorges, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and classic Class 2+--3+, whitewater! The wild and scenic Rogue River Canyon is one of the best wilderness kayak trips in the country! The most popular multi-day trip, the Rogue is a world class river journey.

Oregon River Experiences is proud to offer this unique, 45 mile expedition in partnership with Gradient River Essentials Kayak School.

About River Gradient Essentials & Lee Baker

FROM LEE BAKER: I am a proud instructor with the American Canoe Association. I'm passionate about where I live in the northwest and enjoy all disciplines of whitewater river travel and recreation. Teaching people to enjoy rivers safely and confidently is a life passion of mine. Our river community in Oregon is one of the best anywhere. If you are new to whitewater, I invite you to experience it!

At Gradient River Essentials LLC I keep up with the latest training techniques and methodologies and will always bring my very best to my clients.

4 Days of kayak clinic

This 4 day trip down the Wild & Scenic Rogue River will give you the opportunity to work on skills with professional instruction there to support you in your goals.  With O.R.E. providing raft support throughout the trip your afforded the chance to focus in on those surfing abilities without having to worry about getting a camp.

For this unique kayaking opportunity Gradient River Essentials will be partnering with Oregon River Experiences. An outfitted overnight kayaking trip down one of Oregon's prettiest canyons with 45 miles of excellent whitewater to hoan your skills and development. Rapids are safe enough for intermediate and thrilling enough for the experienced! Focus your energy on the kayaking skill development as the raft guides carry your gear and cook delicious meals for our trip.

Eddy hop down the river, catch a wave the choices are endless for the enjoyable days on the river.  With a smaller group size participants get time with instructors and get to enjoy the end of the day sitting by the river watching the sunset over the forested canyon walls.



Prerequisites: Class II+/III experience and a developing kayak roll.  The course is designed for kayakers with some experience and intermediate skills. This is the perfect opportunity to receive individual instruction and paddle Class III rapids on a multiday trip with instructors and raft support by your side.

Cost:  $1425-Hardshell Kayakers (all meals, camping gear, shuttle, kayak instruction, kayak rental, raft support).  $1255 for rafters.

Contact O.R.E. if you have people in your party who wish to join, but want to just ride along on a raft.

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Trip Highlights

  • Our most popular multi-day trip. A world class river journey!
  • Fun whitewater.
  • Excellent forest and canyon scenery.
  • A great river for viewing wildlife.
  • Very good for swimming: warmer water than most Oregon rivers.
  • Beautiful beaches.
  • Lots of hiking opportunities.
  • Interesting historic sites.
  • Near Crater Lake & Redwood National Parks as well as Ashland's Shakespeare Festival.

Trip Summary

  • Near: Grants Pass
  • Trip Length: 3, 4 & 5 days
  • Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
  • Season: May 1- October 1
  • Boat Options: paddle raft, oar raft, row-yourself cataraft, inflatable kayak, stand up paddle board
  • Whitewater Rating: III+ (Intermediate)
  • Recommended minimum age: 7 or older

Trip Guides:

Rogue Camping (pdf)

Rogue Lodge (pdf)

Rogue Camp-Lodge (pdf)



"The experience was the highlight trip of my summer. I had been "making" it down the river, but that's it. I felt like I was kayaking a bunch, but reached a point that I wasn't getting any better. The instruction I received from your great group of instructors has been so helpful. They gave me so many techniques/paddle strokes to work on and they helped me with the bad habits I had developed. There wasn't a single instructor that I didn't think was great and enjoyable to be around, both on and off the water." - Angela Warder, Olympia, WA