Rogue River Rafting
A Rogue River rafting trip can last from 3-5 days, but most trips are 4-day and 3-night camping trips. It is possible to do a 3-day trip early in the season, where you'll spend 2 nights at the rustic lodges along the way. A 5-day trip usually includes a lay-over day at one of the campsites, which allows you and your family more time to hike around the area, view the scenic waterfalls and spend the day leisurely fishing, reading or relaxing.
Whichever trip you choose, you'll cover the same 38-mile stretch of the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue, which has been protected from development since 1968.
The Wild & Scenic Rogue
The Rogue offers a near perfect combination of exciting rapids, warm water, a comfortable pace and plenty of wildlife sightings. It is a wonderful river for families and beginners, yet offers enough whitewater excitement for teens and river veterans.
On your trip you could see deer nibbling near the shore, black bears feasting on trout, osprey and bald eagles soaring above and river otters frolicking with their young. You can spot salmon journeying to their breeding grounds upstream and possibly a beaver that has moved in across from a regular camping spot. If you're really lucky, you could spot an osprey dive into the river, surface with a fish and carry it to its nest. Your kids will be amazed.
Southern Oregon has much to offer if you want to combine your Rogue River rafting trip with other outdoor adventures. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes place in Ashland each summer and is only an hour away. Oregon's gem, Crater Lake National Park, is an incredible freshwater lake found in the crater of a volcano. The Oregon coast has tidal pools to explore and sand dunes to plow through, both of which have delighted kids for ages. You can customize a vacation to suit your family and keep everyone entertained.