Owyhee River Rafting


Owyhee Canyonlands: Pure Wilderness

★★★★★
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This is a wild trip. Not only does the river's swift water challenge the most experienced paddler, the canyonlands overwhelm one's senses with their color, sheer size, and deep geologic history. As you float the cold water, you are transported into Oregon's purest wilderness. Each night is spent under the darkest night skies in the Lower 48 States which afford the tired paddler the rare opportunity to unplug from society and tune into the sacred Owyhee channel.

Owyhee River rafting

★★★★★
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Whether this is your first ever rafting trip or you are a seasoned boater, the Owyhee River and NWRC will NOT disappoint! Weather conditions may be all over the map but the beauty and isolation of the canyon in remote southeastern Oregon is the perfect escape from a topsy turvy over-connected world. The crew kept us well fed, prepared for weather, lodged at ideal campsites, ready with lunch, cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, games and laughter. The hikes and hot springs were stellar! We met as strangers but at the end of 5 days all of us could have gone on for another 5! Thank you NWRC - definitely a two thumbs up!!

Could not have picked better company

★★★★★
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Despite knowing one of the guides prior to the trip, and having my high expectations exceeded in every respect while on the trip, I want to credit the guides (ALL of them) for making a really challenging weather system relatively inconsequential. Despite heavy rain and wind, snow, and extremely high and fast water, the guides all handled the challenge with grace and good humor. They went above and beyond to ensure the less hardy guests were comfortable as possible, and could experience the incredible trip fully. On the fly adaptations/decisions about camp spots and trip timing were thoughtfully made, and the group dynamic blossomed as if it were all t-shirt days on the river. Every guide shared what they love about the experience of rafting/paddling whether on the river or in camp--and I felt as if I could not have picked better company.

best kept secret

★★★★★
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Owyhee Canyonlands is the best kept secret in Oregon. I was amazed at astonishing beauty of high desert canyons and stunning landscapes. The NWRC crew knows how to make the experience extra special with their knowledge, skill and attention to detail. Great campsites and a fun group of folks, let’s do it again!