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 in historic riverside lodges 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, a class VI rapid you won't float through, 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’, and Takelma.
We will meet you near the river at the start of the trip. If you require a pick up in Grants Pass, Medford, or Ashland, please notify us in advance. We 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' manufactured locally in Medford, OR by Willie Boats Inc., or from our Arrowhead River Adventures rafts with fishing frames. All tackle provided. We use only top of the line rods, reels and fishing line. Brands like Lamiglass, Rogue Rods, Shimano reels, Abu Garcia reels.
This trip offers accommodation in cozy, historic lodges (based upon availability, please book early). Your lodge stay includes a private room and bathroom with a hot shower. 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.
The friendly lodge staff prepare two delicious meals a day, and you'll enjoy full, hearty, riverside lunches prepared by Arrowhead staff. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided as well.
Rogue River near Merlin, OR.
Nearest airport is Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
Sporty: Class I-IV rapids
ALL TRIPS INCLUDE
All fishing rods, fly fishing rods and terminal tackle.
Patient, experienced, entertaining guides that are fun to fish with.
Complete instruction in all types of fishing methods, including flyfishing instruction.
Breakfast and dinner at the lodge and gourmet riverside lunches by our crew (includes freshly caught fish).
Non-alcoholic beverages i.e. water, diet drinks, juice, sodas and gatorade.
Dry bags provided for transporting you personal items and keeping them dry.
Satellite cell telephones for any emergency calls.
Personal clothes and toiletries.
Oregon fishing license.
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.