White Water Wilderness Rafting
guarantee you will enjoy our three day, two night white
water wilderness rafting trips. They have proven to be a hit
for the entire family, groups of friends and corporate
Rafting the Rogue is both as adventurous
As it is rewardingly beautiful. The rivers class II, II, IV
white water is well reputed as being among the nation’s
best. Yet the rafting is only part of the enjoyment. The
Rogue River offer a special wilderness experience that is
truly first rate.
Rogue River trip begins at Graves Creek and ends 3 days, 2
nights and 38 miles later after numerous memorable
adventures at Foster Bar. Our trips take you through 32
miles of federally protected Wild & Scenic Rogue River
In 1976 the Rogue River was the first river entered into an
act of congress called “The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of
1968” This act was aimed at protecting and preserving the
present state of the Rouge River and since then there has
been no building or development. To protect against crowding
the Rogue River
can only be accessed by obtaining a permit. These laws have
allowed the Rogue River to remain unchanged with its scenic
We raft the Rogue during the months of July and August. At
this time of year you can count on warm weather with
temperatures ranging from 85 to 95. Also, the Rogue River
water levels are favorable for rafting
the class II, III, IV white water exciting and safe. Don’t
worry if the weather is too warm the Rogue River water
temperatures average 65 to 74 degrees, making the Rogue a
perfect temperature for swimming. The Rogue River is a drop
pool river, so after every rapid there is a pool before the
next surge of excitement.
Between rapids as well as the beautiful scenery you will see
all kinds of birds from Osprey, wild turkey, numerous hawks
to Bald Eagles perched above watching over all. There are
also abundant animal life turtles, playful otters, mink, and
deer and if you’re lucky you may even see black bear fishing
along the Rogue River.
are numerous side hikes, swimming in a creek where gold
miners once panned for gold or try panning for yourself.
Walk up to Zane Grey’s cabin (the author of the Rogue River
Feud and other western novels), visit the historical Rogue
River Ranch Museum, swim lower Mule Creek canyon and enjoy
hot rock therapy at the pick-up beach or slide down a
natural water slide into a placid pool.
Rogue River is an amazingly rewarding trip for all ages. A
guest once said “This is the best multi- generational
vacation we have ever been on” Whether your 8 or 80 you will
fully enjoy this beautiful Rogue River trip, there is
sensational beauty around every corner, exciting white
water, side hikes, and our guides know how to cater the
Rogue River to each and every guest.
Rogue River Outfitters is a second generation family owned
and operated outfitting business. We take great pride in all
our Rogue trips. All of our guides are full time and have
many years of experience boating the Rogue River and other
Oregon, Washington and California rivers. Our equipment is
the best on the market and it is professionally maintained.
We offer Double Lodge
trips, Camp Combo Trips and Double Camp Trips. Availability
changes daily, so please call to confirm any of the dates
above. For longer trip availability please call.
White Water Wilderness Rafting
When Trips Run
July and August
Cost Per Person
Lodge to Lodge
Camp to Lodge Combo
Camp to Camp
4 Day Trip
Please note that we
gladly accept Visa and MasterCard’s, we do however charge a
4% transaction fee on all cards. Before taking your card
number you will be advised of this fee up front.
On every Rogue River Outfitters trip you will have three
options for getting down the river. Sit back, relax and be
guided down the Rogue River.
||“Queen Mary” This is
an 18’ long self-bailing Sotar raft. The Queen has
two bench seats and can safely and comfortably
accommodate 1 to 6 guests and the guide. If you’re a
bit on the nervous side or just want to relax or
soak up some sun, the Queen Mary might be what you
are looking for.
||Are you more of a
team player, then the paddle boat or paddle assist
would be more your style? Our paddle boats are
14’ self-bailing Sotar rafts. Since the paddle boat
is smaller it is also a bit sportier. It can
accommodate up to 7 guests and one guide. The guest
all sit on the side of the raft each guest has a
paddle. The guide give instructions and everyone
works as a team, this raft is my personal favorite.
||If you are a one on
one person, then you’ll want a one person
self-bailing kayak. These kayaks are 12’ long and
are self bailing. They comfortably accommodate 1
adult or an adult and a small person. In these
kayaks it’s you and the rapids we give you the line
then it’s all you. These kayaks are a favorite on
We recommend a combination of each
raft, the Queen Mary, paddle boat and inflatable kayaks.
RRO offers many
options for your Rogue River trip. You can choose from a 2
to 5 day length of trip. You can choose lodges, camping or
a combination of each.
RRO offers you
three options for your overnight accommodations.
Lodge trips- there are
a couple of beautiful rustic lodges that are tastefully
located in the wild and scenic Rogue canyon. These
lodges offer first class accommodations, with beautiful
grounds, comfortable cabin, hot shower, good beds and
hearty meals. The lodges we stay at are Black Bar Lodge
and Paradise Lodge.
If you don’t
mind a sleeping bag and love to be on the river bank then
you want a camp trip. It’s not really roughing it. We set
up a first rate camp. You can sleep under the starts or
choose a tent that will be set up for you. Sleeping pads
are provided; cots and sleeping bags are available upon
request and a fee. We provide comfortable chairs, bond
fire (if in season) and serve a family style dinner and
In the morning
and evenings the guides turn into gourmet chief’s preparing
all the meals and cleaning up after. On all our camping
trips we have atleast one raft that carries all camp
equipment and prepares our camp
Yes that is
right the best of both worlds. You can camp one or two
nights. Enjoy the sound of the river, stars, good food,
then go to a lodge and enjoy all the comforts that the lodge
has to offer.
This will be
approximately 11 mile day lodging and 13 mile day if we
camp. Three day trip itinerary on longer trips the pace is
simple slow a bit.
We meet at Argo at
9:30am. You will at this time meet your guides, finish
packing your water bags, get fitted for a life jacket
and have a short safety speech. We are in our rafts by
10:00 and having fun.
At 12:30pm after a fun
morning we pull into Little Doe Creek for our first
shore lunch. On all trips your guide will prepare a
gourmet deli style lunch, which includes a variety of
sandwich fixings; meats, cheese, homemade salads,
jell-o, cakes and cookies.
By 2:00pm we are back
in the rafts for a very exciting afternoon on the river.
Our next stop is Howard Creek or maybe Big Windy Creek
two beautiful swimming pools.
If you chose a lodge
trip our first night will be at Black bar Lodge. Black
Bar is a quaint lodge nestled in the trees out of view
of the river. Just the setting you would imagine for a
wilderness lodge. We will arrive about 5pm.
If your on a camp trip,
Horse Shoe Bend or Telegraph Bar will our first nights
camp. We arrive to a completely prepared camp about 5pm
- After a hearty breakfast
at Black Bar we prepare for the best day on the river.
15 miles in the heart of the Wild and Scenic section.
We leave the lodge about 9:30am
- After a great dinner and
a wonderful night under the stars we’ll have a hearty
breakfast. Once the guides break camp we will hit the
river about 10:00am for the best day on the Rogue River.
- After many rapids, Zane
Grey’s cabin, swimming through lower Kelsey Canyon and
other possible side hikes we arrive once again around
12:30pm for day two’s lunch at Missouri Creek.
- Now that your lunch has
settled we can stop at the jumping rock. It’s a rock
for all comers; 5’, 10’, and 15’ feet landing in a deep
pool. Next is the surf wave a play hole the rafts and
kayaks can enjoy.
- We’ve just gone through
China Bar and passed Mule Creek Museum, now it’s time
for my favorite part of our trip. Mule Creek Canyon,
our swim and Blossom Bar.
- After the famous Mule
Creek swim we will enjoy hot rock therapy, just above
Blossom Bar rapids.
- After Blossom Bar one
more rapid to swim, the Lower Stair, then it is off to
Paradise Lodge, where we will arrive about 5:00pm
- Paradise Lodge sits just
above the river. From the deck you can watch the river
peacefully flow by. From your beautiful rooms you will
have a great view of the Devils Backbone. There is a
lot to see and do at Paradise Lodge.
- If we are camping, just
below Paradise Lodge is Half Moon Bar camp. It’s a
beautiful place to spend our second night under the
After a great night and
a wonderful breakfast whether at camp or at the lodge we
are back in the boats at 9:30am. We have 12 miles today
and the funs not over yet. Our first rapid is the
Devils Back Bone then comes the peace and quite of
Tate Creek slide is a
great side hike but it is a class 3 hike and not for
Clay Hill still waters,
this is where the trip starts to whine down and about 2
hours and one more lunch left before we hit our take out
location Foster Bar at 2:30pm.
In my option a
3 day 2 night trip is perfect. A 3 day trips has a nice
easy pace, keeping the trip active but leaving plenty of
time for activities. If you want more time on the river we
do offer 4 and 5 day trips, this gives more time for side
hikes and exploring. Rogue River Outfitters does it’s best
to cater each and every trip to our guest. Example: A group
of 20 year olds may not enjoy the Rogue River Ranch Museum
but they will like Tate Creek slide.