Wild and Scenic Adventure
Wild and Scenic Rogue River
Float among golden oak trees and splash through whitewater rapids in this unique coastal canyon.
The Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. This is the trip if you're looking to truly experience the magic of the Pacific Northwest, to be fully immersed in wild beauty. We float 34 miles in three-five days through this coastal canyon river corridor teaming with wildlife. Depending on the trip, we offer camping or accommodation in historic lodges along the river (based upon availability, please book early), or a mix of both. Our friendly staff will prepare delicious meals and snacks each day, as well as offer nature hikes on the Rogue River Trail, which parallels the river through the length of the canyon.
This adventure 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 family 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.
Starting at $975/person plus 3% permit fee and $10/person public lands use fee
Women's only trips open to age 13+ and those who identify as female
Rogue River near Merlin, OR.
Nearest airport is Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
Camping or lodge accommodation
Sporty: Class I-IV rapids
ALL TRIPS INCLUDE
Transportation to and from the Medford Airport (if needed).
Three delicious meals a day, prepared by our excellent camp chef or lodge kitchen staff. Great desserts and snacks too!
For camping trips, all camping gear, tents, sleeping pads, cots, dry bags, fishing equipment, safety gear, solar showers, etc.
All boating and safety equipment, including life jackets.
Personal clothes and toiletries.
Fishing license (if applicable)
Camera or phone for capturing the memories
Alcoholic beverages (we provide non-alcoholic beverages)
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.
Frequently asked questions
Is this a good trip for families with children?
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
What should I pack?
River clothing (quick dry items)
Camp clothes (warm cozy layers for cool evenings)
Sunglasses and hat
Book or journal
What are you doing to protect against COVID-19?
Is it ok if I’ve never been camping or before?
Are there bathroom and shower facilities?
What is the cancellation policy?
Will I have internet access and cell phone reception?
What are the risks I should be aware of?
Wear lifejackets and follow guide instruction while swimming
Don't touch or approach wildlife, take photos at a distance, follow guide instructions for black bear habitat.
Apply sunscreen early and often
Wash hands frequently