Wild and Scenic Rogue River
Float among golden oak trees and splash through rapids in this unique coastal canyon.
Come experience Oregon Chinook salmon fishing, Oregon Coho salmon fishing and Steelhead fishing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Battle the fish all day and sleep snug and warm each night.
The Rogue River Fishing Adventure is located in one of the most beautiful and remote places on earth. We float 34 miles in three-five days through this coastal canyon river corridor teaming with wildlife. This trip features sections of smooth glassy water, and also significant whitewater rapids. Rainey Falls is a great place for photos. Then hold on tight and prepare to get wet as we raft through whitewater at Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar, both rated Class IV.
Most folks come to raft the Rogue River in the summer, but we offer the unique opportunity to see it in the fall, with milder temperatures and fewer crowds. The hillsides glow with autumn colors and foraging wildlife. Mornings and evenings are crisp while days are still usually sunny and warm, especially in September and October. Be sure to bring your camera for shots you won't find anywhere else and keep your eyes open for black bears with cubs.
This trip operates on the traditional territory of the ancestral lands of the Cow Creek Umpqua, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Tolowa Dee-ni’, Takelma, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
We will meet you near the river at the start of the trip and will drive you back to your vehicle at the end of the trip. For an additional fee you can arrange to have your personal vehicle shuttled to the takeout. We recommend the personal vehicle shuttle if you are planning to visit the coast, Crater Lake, the Redwoods, or any other local attractions before heading home.
We fish from our very comfortable dory style 'driftboats' or from our Arrowhead River Adventures rafts with fishing frames. All tackle provided.
This trip offers either comfortable camping or accommodation in cozy, historic lodges (based upon availability, please book early). When you're not fishing, our guides can offer nature hikes on the Rogue River Trail, which parallels the river through the length of the canyon.
During lodge stays, lodge staff prepare two delicious meals a day, and you'll enjoy riverside lunches prepared by Arrowhead staff. While camping, our river guides will prepare meals, and of course there will be no shortage of snacks.
ALL TRIPS INCLUDE
Fishing rods, tackle, and instruction.
Patient, experienced, entertaining guides.
All boating and safety equipment, including life jackets and helmets.
Three delicious meals a day plus snacks.
Water, hot drinks, powdered sports drinks.
Dry bags for transporting your personal items.
Satellite communication device in the event of an emergency (there is no cell service in the river corridor).
Personal clothes and toiletries.
Oregon fishing license.
Beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks.
Tips for guides.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Rogue River in the fall ranges from hot and sunny, to cool and rainy. In the same trip (or the same day) you may want your sunscreen and your rain gear. You will be sent a detailed packing list, and we recommend checking the weather and packing accordingly. Please note that this area is prone to fall wildfires which can impact visibility and air quality. If wildfires are present at the time of your trip, we will contact you with further information. In most cases we do not cancel trips due to smoke.
4 day trips
$2,250/person plus 3% permit fee and $10/person public lands use fee
Rogue River near Merlin, OR.
Nearest airport is Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
Camping and lodge accommodation
Sporty: Class I-IV rapids