Oregon Whitewater Rafting

Rogue River Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Upper Rogue River Whitewater Rafting

Oregon Whitewater Rafting Season: May – October

Likely the most revered river for Oregon Whitewater Rafting is the Rogue River.
The area that is noted for Upper Rogue River rafting is the runs from Shady Cove to Gold Hill.

The Rogue River runs over gravel bars and bedrock for about 30 miles here with numerous access points to launch. Most all Upper Rogue River rafting runs can be made in 2 to 4 hours. Good family Oregon whitewater rafting fun with time left in the day for evening plans.

Shuttle service and Rafting Rentals are available in Shady Cove and Gold Hill. Rapids are rated rafting class 1 to class 3, good amount of wildlife and nice scenery.

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Middle Rogue River Whitewater Rafting

Oregon Whitewater Rafting Season: May – October

Middle Rogue River Rafting trips are conduced in the river area running from Gold Hill to Galice, this area is one of the best areas for a family day rafting trips.

Day rafting trips will run 6 to 15 miles per day with several deep and scenic Canyons like Hellgate Canyon and Taylor Canyon. A rafting trip to remember can be done in a day here. Summer rafting water temperatures will be in the mid to low 70’s with air temperatures of near 90 degrees.

A great location to camp for Middle Rogue River Rafting is Indian Mary Camp Ground run by Josephine County located between Merlin and Galice. Rafting Outfitters and Rentals center around the small community of Merlin and Galice near Grants Pass and to a lesser extent Gold Hill both are just off Interstate 5.

Oregon Whitewater Rafting - Rogue River Canyon Rafting

Rogue River Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Rogue River Rafting Family Rafting Trips with O.A.R.S.

Oregon Whitewater Rafting Season: May through October

 

The Rogue River Canyon ranks in the top 10 of Whitewater Rafting vacations in the United States. People come from the world over to vacation in Oregon and go on a Rogue River Canyon rafting trip.

The United States Congress set the Rogue River Canyon section aside in 1968 as a special national treasure. Named as one of the original Wild and Scenic Rivers the Rogue River Canyon is the best of Oregon Rafting.  Most Rogue River Canyon Rafting trips are 2 to 4 days to make the 45-mile journey from Galice Oregon to Foster Bar.

Oregon Whitewater Rafting - Rogue River Canyon Rafting Trips

Rafting Outfitters center around the small community of Merlin and Galice near Grants Pass, Oregon.
These trip must be book in advance as they fill up readily.  oars-logo

Great information is found at American Rivers Website

The Rogue River was designated one of the first national Wild and Scenic Rivers by Congress in 1968.

Headwaters are in Crater Lake National Park starting from the crystal clear cold Boundary Springs at the 6000 foot elevation on the west slope of Mount Mazama an ancient volcano.

Illinois River - Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers

Illinois River Whitewater Rafting

The Illinois River is the Rogue Rivers largest tributary. The Illinois River Canyon is a experts only Whitewater Rafting Trip.

Oregon Whitewater Rafting Season: April & May

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Umpqua River Whitewater Rafting

Oregon Whitewater Rafting Season: May – October

Umpqua River near Glide Oregon is the area that is most enjoyed for Oregon Whitewater Rafting.

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Over Millions of years, lifting of the western part of Oregon formed the mountains of the Pacific Coast. As the land slowly rose, and the rivers channel eroded deeper and deeper into rock and soil creating an average Canyon depth, from rivers level to mountain top, of over 3,000 feet.

Klamath River Whitewater Rafting

Klamath River Whitewater Rafting

Oregon Whitewater Rafting Season: May – October

Whitewater Rafting in the Upper Klamath River is a favorite summer activity.
Rogue Countries Whitewater Guides and Outfitters can give you a safe fun Whitewater Rafting experience.

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