The Wild & Scenic Rogue River

Winding through a spectacular canyon full of wildlife, lush forest, and stunning scenery, a Rogue River rafting trip is an incredible journey. Designated by Congress in 1968 as one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Rogue is a classic river expedition suitable for both first-timers and families.

Rogue River rafting

Rafting the Rogue River is the perfect family trip

Located in Southwestern Oregon, the Rogue River is within driving distance of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. It can also be reached from airports in Portland and Medford, Oregon as well as Redding and San Francisco, California. Many traveling to the area combine their trip with visits to nearby Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, California’s Redwood National and State Parks, or the scenic Oregon coastline.

The Rogue River’s reliable flow throughout the summer brings back many veteran boaters year after year. Families often make it a routine vacation spot, returning to share their special places and favorite river traditions with younger generations. No matter how many times you have seen it though, everyone enjoys the Rogue’s perfect pace of fun rapids and calm pools that make it perfect for afternoon swims or inflatable kayaking.

Rogue River Rafting Trip Highlights

Against the backdrop of the dramatic Siskiyou Mountain Range, the Rogue River winds away from civilization on this lower portion of its 215 mile course from the flanks of Mount Mazama to its mouth at Gold Beach on the Pacific Ocean. From the rafts, sharp eyes are often rewarded with sightings of Osprey, Bald Eagles, and Great Blue Herons soaring overhead or the occasional river otter poking its head above the water’s surface. Along the shoreline, the rugged landscape itself is mesmerizing as the terrain alternates between lush hillsides and rocky gorges, including the iconic Mule Creek Canyon midway through the trip.

Camping along the beautiful Rogue River

Camping along the beautiful Rogue River

A Rogue River rafting trip includes a lot more than just time on the water. In camp, the guides prepare healthy meals and lead adventurous hikes to historic sites and scenic viewpoints. Under the afternoon sun, there are plenty of great swimming holes to cool off in and relax after a day on the move if you’re not too busy learning a new river game. Anyone still awake once the sun goes down can spend the rest of their evening finding constellations and looking out for shooting stars. By the end of the trip, you will have immersed yourself in one of the West’s most legendary rivers and shared a one of a kind experience with your loved ones that won’t be soon forgotten.

We operate under Special Use Permits granted by the U.S. Forest Service, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management, Medford District. We are an equal opportunity recreation service provider. All trips operate on a non-discriminatory basis.