Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Expedition on the Rogue River

by Zachary Collier

SUP enthusiasts should join us this July for a multi-day SUP adventure down the Rogue River. The Class II/III rapids and warm water of the Rogue River are perfect for stand up paddleboarding.

Bring your own inflatable board or we'll outfit you with everything you'll need. Starting with instruction and a short warm up on flat water, you'll paddle through some easy Class II rapids before reaching the first big rapid of the day: Grave Creek Falls. You can give the more challenging rapids a try on your knees or hop aboard one of the support rafts that will also transport our food and camping equipment for the trip. As you travel downriver you'll gain the maneuvers and balance you'll need to take on the many Class II rapids and, depending on your skill level, attempt the more difficult Class III rapids.

SUP on the Rogue River

SUP on the Rogue River

Over the course of four days we'll make our way down the wild Rogue River and camp along the river each night. In camp the NWRC guides will put together fabulous meals while you enjoy the splendor of the Rogue.

Jen Kjellesvik of Adventure Fitness Bend will join us for additional SUP instruction and guiding. Jen is a long time river guide and now focuses on whitewater SUP and SUP fitness.

Paddleboard surfing at Clay Hill on the Rogue River

Paddleboard surfing at Clay Hill on the Rogue River

The Rogue River is one of America’s treasured wilderness rivers. It was one of eight founding members of America’s Wild and Scenic River system and is best known for its warm water, fun Class II/III rapids, outstanding scenery, and plentiful wildlife.

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Zachary Collier

As owner of Northwest Rafting Company, Zach Collier combines international guiding experience in places like Siberia, Bhutan, and Chile with a natural business acumen for systems and logistics. Whether he’s on big water or in the back office, Zach strives to ensure NWRC offers exceptional whitewater and wilderness experiences for guests and guides alike.

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