Join us for a fun and exhilarating day
surrounded by Oregon's natural beauty
Provided on all
Nestled in the steep tree-covered hillsides north of Grants Pass, this trip launches on the Rogue River as it winds through the stunning scenery of Hellgate Canyon in the Recreation Section of the river. Your guide will train you on basic paddling and river lingo before you splash through a variety of water along the river - calm pools, small riffles, and class I-III whitewater. There are ample opportunities to swim, enjoy the scenery, and have fun in splashy whitewater. This trip is just what you need on a hot summer day. No experience necessary, we'll teach you everything you need to know. In the event that you go swimming (either on purpose or not), all participants will be provided with life jackets and helmets.
Half day: $89 adult/ $79 youth
Full day: $145 adult/ $135 youth
Experienced and friendly guides
Life jackets and helmets
Quality rafts and whitewater safety equipment
Opportunities to see ospreys, deer, herons, kingfishers, geese, box turtles, and mink.
Full day trips include a riverside packed lunch
for all adventurers
No experience necessary
Participants should be comfortable in the water
Contact us with specific questions
We'll meet at Hog Creek boat ramp near the town of Merlin. You'll park at Hog Creek and we'll shuttle you back to your vehicle at the end of the float. Check the weather and bring clothing that can get wet and dry quickly: board shorts/swim trunks, rash guards/athletic t's, sun hat, fleece jacket (for cool weather), and sandals or tennis shoes. We will provide a dry bag for layers and cell phone/wallet/keys. If the weather is chilly we'll also provide splash tops. Don't forget sun protection and water bottles.
Some people don't have cell phone service at Hog Creek, so if you're running late just send us a text before you leave town.
This trip operates on the traditional territory of the ancestral lands of the Cow Creek Umpqua, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Tolowa Dee-ni’, and Takelma.