Rogue River rafting is unlike any other white water raft trip in the United States. Where else can you raft a wilderness river and stay in a comfortable lodge each evening? We are one of few river outfitters able to provide these lodge-to-lodge rafting trips due to our special relationships with the exclusive riverside lodges. Our long white water rafting history and relationships allow us to offer the pinnacle experience on the Rogue!

The Rogue River is one of the most famous whitewater river adventures in the American West, and for good reason. Flowing from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, ROW’s Oregon rafting trip takes place on the most scenic section of the river flowing through the heart of the Rogue River Wilderness. Fun, intermediate rapids, warm water, and a green-forested canyon makes the Rogue the perfect natural playground for the best whitewater rafting experience. To top it off, each night you stay at a remote riverside lodge where you enjoy your own room with private bathroom.

During the day you raft through the Rogue's splashy rapids and, in the quiet pools between, watch for deer, black bear, river otters and a variety of birds that make this canyon their home. Like all the best whitewater rafting trips in the world, there's plenty of variety both on and off water. On shore we walk along superb hiking trails and ROW guides share their favorite places with you, including historic homesteads, secret pools that you can jump into, and the rich stories of the river canyon. Few rivers offer such a magical blend of fun suitable for all ages. 

We offer both three and four-day trips, both of which cover the same number of river miles. The three-day is great for people with limited time and each day is very full. Our four-day trip spends one more night in the canyon and allows for a more relaxed pace. You also experience one of the most incredible riverside lodges, Half Moon Bar Lodge, on the third night. If you like the idea of more time for off-river exploring and hiking, and the idea of having more time for our guides to share their favorite places with you, the four-day Rogue River rafting tour is a perfect choice.

Each lodge along the river is unique and has its own flavor and spectacular setting. Black Bar Lodge is set back about 200 yards from the river’s edge at the base of a mountain, with a large lawn that is perfect for playing frisbee and watching stars. There are individual cabins for guests. By contrast, Marial Lodge is closer to the river and perched among the trees, with mountain and forests behind. Guests stay in one of our couple lodge buildings with multiple rooms in the same building. Half Moon Bar Lodge is set on a bench above the river among a mix of hardwood and evergreen forest. It also has a large grassy meadow, perfect for playing catch and moon-gazing. Guests stay in lodge rooms in a central building, or in one of the small cabins. All the lodges have a common area for guests to gather. At each, the staff are warm and welcoming, meals are lovingly prepared and the views of the river canyon, always inspiring. Accommodations are simple and comfortable; the showers are hot and the toilets flush. The combination of raw nature during the day coupled with creature comforts at night is one that guests love.

Whichever length you choose, we welcome you to come raft this wild and scenic river with ROW Adventures! If you're looking for additional information you may also enjoy our Blogs discussing the Best Time of Year to Raft the Rogue River as well as What Class of Rapids are on the Rogue River

Honoring Native People and Lands

Recognizing the significance of our travels through Indigenous territory, we would like to recognize the communities whose lands we visit. It is our hope, in doing so, to honor their legacies, their lives, and their descendants. To learn more about territory acknowledgement and specific information about the Native communities of this region, please visit our Territory Acknowledgement page.

Inquire now (we book up fast!) or you can call 800-451-6034 for any questions.

Images & Videos

people in red whitewater raft paddling through rapid
red rafts floating on the rogue river
girl sitting in a red inflatable kayak
a group of rafters along the shore of the rogue river
a couple in red pfds in front of red raft
red whitewater raft in rapids on river
mom adjusting daughters hat while sitting on red whitewater raft
a sandy beach along the wild rogue river
boulder rapids know as blossom bar on rogue river
group of girls raising their arms in whitewater raft
two girls looking back from bow of whitewater raft
lunch meat and sandwich toppings on table
wilderness lodge room with beds
deer with velvet antlers on green grass
wilderness riverside lodge on the rogue river
large wooden deck of wilderness lodge along river
people standing in front of old wooden cabin
two people jumping off rock cliff into river below
people in whitewater raft in rapids on river
people in red whitewater raft paddling through rapid
red rafts floating on the rogue river
girl sitting in a red inflatable kayak
a group of rafters along the shore of the rogue river
a couple in red pfds in front of red raft
red whitewater raft in rapids on river
mom adjusting daughters hat while sitting on red whitewater raft
a sandy beach along the wild rogue river
boulder rapids know as blossom bar on rogue river
group of girls raising their arms in whitewater raft
two girls looking back from bow of whitewater raft
lunch meat and sandwich toppings on table
wilderness lodge room with beds
deer with velvet antlers on green grass
wilderness riverside lodge on the rogue river
large wooden deck of wilderness lodge along river
people standing in front of old wooden cabin
two people jumping off rock cliff into river below
people in whitewater raft in rapids on river

Itinerary

rogue river map

3-Day Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Rainie Falls, Black Bar Lodge 

The evening before your trip launches, we offer an informative orientation meeting at Morrison’s Lodge where most of our guests stay the night before their Rogue River rafting trip. The next morning we depart from Morrison’s Lodge for a short drive to the Rand Boat Launch put-in or launch point. We fit you with a PFD (personal flotation device) and then give a safety talk to prepare you for the trip. After the safety talk, we divide into oar rafts, paddle rafts, and inflatable kayaks.

The rafting starts off gently, but it isn’t long before we come to our first fun rapids. Sometime before noon, we enter the Congressionally-designated Wild section of the Wild and Scenic Rogue River at a rapid called Grave Creek. Generally, we will eat lunch the first day just below the Class V rafting rapid called Rainey Falls (guests walk around this rapid). The afternoon is filled with several Class II and Class III rapids including Tyee, Wildcat, Russian, Washboard and Black Bar Falls. We arrive at our evening accommodation at Black Bar Lodge around 4:30 or 5:00pm. While you are being assigned to your cabin and cleaning up, a special touch and ROW extra, is our presentation of evening hors d’oeuvres as well as complimentary regional wine, beer and sodas for you to enjoy before the lodge dinner. You might want to take a short hike around the property, visit with your fellow travelers, or play a few games that are offered at the lodge. Around 7:00pm dinner is served in the cozy lodge dining room. Lodge dinners are served family-style with long tables. After dinner, guests can play cards, visit, play the lodge guitar or go outside and gaze at a star-filled sky. Around 10:00pm. Black Bar Lodge's generator is shut down, so we encourage you to bring flashlights since the property can get very dark.

 

  • Accommodations: Black Bar Lodge
  • Meals Included : L, D

Day 2 - Rogue River Ranch, Marial Lodge

Coffee and tea are served in the lodge dining room around 7:00 am with breakfast served about 7:30. It’s a hearty breakfast to fill you with the energy needed for an amazing day of Rogue River rafting. After breakfast, it’s time to pack up and then we carry our gear back to the rafts in the river and launch around 9:00 for another day of exploring and fun. Today you go through a series of bouncing, exciting Class II and III rapids including Horseshoe Bend, Telephone Hole, Dulog, China Bar and more! We stop for lunch somewhere along the way, perhaps at a historic site or spot with a good walk. Later in the afternoon, we arrive at the Rogue River Ranch. The historic Rogue River Ranch is a fascinating place to visit and a vivid example of life in the American West in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The house has been made into a simple museum along with the blacksmith shop and tack room. We also take you to one of our favorite jump rocks and swimming holes in Mule Creek that flows through the ranch property.

It's a short float downstream to Marial Lodge, our home for the second night. Once again, guests are assigned rooms and then we serve our delicious hors oeuvres for the ROW “happy hour.” These are served on a spacious deck with fantastic views of the river canyon. Dinner is served around 6:30 here and again is a family-style affair, this time with round tables. After dinner, one of our guides will generally lead guests on a lovely hike that passes through a fragrant forest and then along a bench set high above the river. We end the hike where we can look down to a spectacular waterfall before turning back to Marial. Back at the lodge there may be some guitar music or card games before you head to bed dreaming about what is next on this Oregon rafting trip!

  • Accommodations: Marial Lodge
  • Meals Included: B, L, D

 

Day 3 - Mule Creek Canyon, Blossom Bar, Devils Staircase

This is a big day with plenty of river miles, so we wake up early to the sound of birdsong and quiet. Breakfast is served around 8:00 and afterwards, everyone packs up and before long we are back on the water and rafting the Rogue River. This is a day of awesome rapids and whitewater that starts off with the legendary Mule Creek Canyon and percolating Coffee Pot. Soon after we pull over to scout Blossom Bar, the most technically difficult rapid on the Rogue, choked full of boulders.  Guests have the option of walking around if they prefer. Then next up is Devils Staircase, where the river funnels from wide to narrow, creating bouncy, fun waves.

After those three rapids, the river widens and slows down and for the rest of our day we have relatively easy Class II and III rapids. When the sun is high overhead, we stop for another bountiful riverside lunch and reflect on our wonderful Rogue River rafting adventure.  A couple more hours of floating and we arrive at the take-out at Foster Bar, usually around 3:00 pm.  If you had your car shuttled, it’s waiting in the parking lot. Otherwise, we load up into vans for the two-hour drive over the mountains back to Morrison's Lodge. We usually have you back at your vehicle around 5:00 or 5:30 pm.

  • Meals Included: B, L

 

*Learn more about what class of rapids are found on the Rogue River from veteran ROW Guide and Manager, Tom Scarborough.

ROW Oregon, LLC, doing business as ROW Adventures is proud to be an Equal Opportunity recreation service provider.  ROW Oregon, LLC operates under special use permit from the Bureau of Land Management, Medford District along with the U.S. Forest Service in Siskiyou National Forest.   All our operations and facilities are operated on a non-discriminatory basis.

4-Day Trip Itinerary

For people that want a more relaxed pace with more time to explore the canyon, our four-day Rogue River rafting trip is the preferred choice. It has an added benefit of staying the third night at Half Moon Bar Lodge, a place we love due to their shared values of superlative guest service and sharing stories of natural and cultural history with you. 

Day 1 - Rainey Falls, Black Bar Lodge 

We meet you at Morrison’s Lodge on your first morning, having already been prepared by your orientation meeting the evening before. It’s a brief, 20-minute drive to our launch point where we have our safety talk, get everyone fitted with a PFD (personal flotation device) and then load up into our river craft. We typically have a mix of oar-powered rafts, paddle rafts and a couple of inflatable kayaks.
The first few miles of river rafting on the Rogue are fairly mild, but there are some splashy rapids to kickstart the day with fun.  As the sun warms up the canyon, we reach a side creek called Grave Creek, and our first class III rapid of the day.  

It’s not long after that that we arrive at Rainey Falls, which is a steep class V rapid that we have guests walk around while we run our rafts through a side channel called the Fish Ladder.  Once we’re all on the other side of the falls, we float a short distance and stop for lunch, often at a place called Whisky Creek. Here we learn the colorful story of early miners in the area.

After lunch we have a nice long stretch of river with numerous Class II and Class III rapids including Big Slide Riffle, Tyee, Wildcat, Montgomery, Slim Pickens and Upper and Lower Black Bar. By late afternoon we’re ready to land on the banks by Black Bar Lodge. We walk from the rafts to the lodge where the lodge staff welcomes us and we check in. There’s time to walk around the property, enjoy the resident deer and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Soon it’s time for ROW’s special-touch appetizers along with complimentary beer, sodas and southern Oregon wines. Dinner is set on a long table in the lodge and served family style. There’s always plenty and the day’s activities will give you a good appetite.  After dessert you might want to star-gaze, play some cards or relax with your favorite book. At 10:00pm the lodge generator is turned off and the night sky shines! 

  • Accommodations: Black Bar Lodge
  • Meals Included: L, D

 

Day 2 - Rogue River Ranch, Marial Lodge

Morning starts with the sound of birds and soon coffee and tea are served in the lodge dining room followed by a bountiful breakfast and talk about the fun day of rafting that lies ahead. After breakfast, guides shuttle your river bags to the rafts and as the sun starts to warm the canyon, we launch for a fantastic day of exploration and laughter.  Our first rapid is Horseshoe Bend and is an exciting one.  Other Class II and III rapids include Telephone Hole, Meadow Creek, Kelsey Shoots, Dulog, Battle Bar riffle, Island Rapids and China Bar. We stop for lunch somewhere along the way, perhaps at a historic site or spot with a good walk. Later in the afternoon, we arrive at the Rogue River Ranch. The Rogue River Ranch is a fascinating place to visit and as we wander through the old ranch buildings, we get a great sense of early pioneer history.  Nearby is a delightful swimming hole and jump rock at Mule Creek.

By late afternoon we arrive at Marial Lodge, home for our second night. We unload the rafts and carry our bags to our assigned rooms.  Soon it’s time for ROW’s yummy happy hour hors d’oeuvres. A family-style dinner is served and is always a guest favorite.  Then there’s time for a spectacular hike through forest and on a trail perched aove the river canyon.  Returning close to dark, there’s time for conversation and sharing stories before heading for bed.

  • Accommodations: Marial Lodge
  • Meals Included: B, L, D

 

Day 3 - Mule Creek Canyon, Blossom Bar, Devils Staircase

Since we don’t have too many river miles today, we enjoy breakfast a bit later. This is a day of exciting whitewater that starts off as we float through turbulent Mule Creek Canyon and the bubbly constriction in the river known as the Coffee Pot.  At the very end of the canyon, we duck into a small cove with a enchanting waterfall falling into the river.  Soon we stop at the top of Blossom Bar Rapid to take a quick look at the best route through.  After navigating the boulder-choked rapid we celebrate!  Then on to Devils Staircase! 

The excitement of the morning fills everyone with energy and soon it’s time to stop for lunch on one of the Rogue’s sandy beaches.  We enjoy some more hiking and soon arrive at our evening’s accommodation, Half Moon Bar Lodge a historic, family-run lodge filled with warmth and good vibes. Set above the river on a spacious bench of grass and forest, Half Moon Bar is an idyllic place. We enjoy the afternoon playing on the expansive lawn, taking a hike or relaxing with a book. It’s nice to just slow down and soak in the magic of the river.

A delicious lodge dinner is followed by lively stories of the day, perhaps a game of cribbage or some soothing guitar music. As darkness descends it’s time for head to meet pillow for a wonderful reunion.

  • Accommodations: Half Moon Bar Lodge (4-day trips)
  • Meals Included: B, L, D

 

Day 4 - Rafting, Hiking, Take Out Foster Bar

We rise up and greet the day, each in our own way. For some this might be a quiet walk while for others it’s a fresh cup of steaming coffee or tea.  We gather around the tables for another delicious breakfast.  Then we saunter down the hill to our rafts for a fun day of more Rogue River scenery and bouncy class II and III rapids such as Quarter Inch, Solitude, Payton, Tacoma, Crooked and Mermaid riffles.  The scenery delights and side creeks dance into the river.

We pull over for our final lunch set among volcanic rocks and hardwood forest. After a celebratory toast to reflect on the events of the past few days, we float a few more miles to the take-out at Foster Bar.  Our goal is to arrive by 3:00 pm. Those who had their cars shuttled will find them here while the rest load up into a van or two for the two-hour drive through the mountains to return to Morrison’s Lodge.  Expect to be back there about 5:00 pm.

  • Meals Included: B, L

 

*Learn more about what class of rapids are found on the Rogue River from veteran ROW Guide and Manager, Tom Scarborough.

ROW Oregon, LLC, doing business as ROW Adventures is proud to be an Equal Opportunity recreation service provider.  ROW Oregon, LLC operates under special use permit from the Bureau of Land Management, Medford District along with the U.S. Forest Service in Siskiyou National Forest.   All our operations and facilities are operated on a non-discriminatory basis.

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Supplementary Information

Prices are based on double occupancy in the lodges.  There are limited rooms available for groups of 3 or 4 if all are willing to share the same room.  These will be available for first-come, first-served.  If an odd number of guests, there is a single supplement fee of $500 for 3-day adventures and $600 for 4-day adventures.

Hike/Float trips - Join ROW on a few select departures where guests can choose their adventure.  Guests can hike or float or mix and match.

Camp trip - ROW's camp trips provide a similar itinerary to our lodge trips. ROW provides all camping equipment and ROW's guides cook delicious meals along the way! We are happy to provide a tent for solo travelers at no charge. 

Private trips available for 1-23 guests: 

3-day Lodge trip - Pay for 19 spaces, get the 20th free = $25,555; Pay for 20 spaces get the 21st and 22nd free $26,9600

4-day Lodge trip - Pay for 19 spaces, get the 20th free = $30,305; Pay for 20 spaces get the 21st and 22nd free $31,900

4-day Camping trip - Pay for 19 spaces, get the 20th free = $23,655; Pay for 20 spaces get the 21st and 22nd free $24,900

Reviews

4.9875
Average: 5 (80 votes)

Reviews

5

Rogue River July 10-13, 2021 - what a blast!!

4 days of my life that I wish I could repeat! The minute we were finished, I just wanted to go back & do it all over again. Big shout out to our trip leader Tom & our trip guides Steve, Anna, Devin & Mike. Knowledgeable, kind, and so so fun! Also kudos to each of the lodges we stayed at - great meals & good accommodations. They all had something unique to offer. Learned a lot about rafting & the history of the river all the while enjoying so much beautiful nature and wildlife. Made a list - saw minx, deer, ducks, osprey, hawks, bald eagles, geese and a black bear! Rock jumping - yay! Anyway, I could go on & on...one more thing, though - also enjoyed the other families we were with - had some great water fights on the river. :) Will someday return and this time bring my two daughters - really want them to have this life experience! Thank you!!

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5

Must Give ROW Adventures a Try.

Our trip down the Rogue River was a blast, and I plan to book another trip with ROW Adventures in the future. The river scenery was beautiful, but also enhanced by the guides that lead the way. Half of the enjoyment of the trip was just getting to know everyone in the group, guides included. They’re friendly, and they’re working hard to ensure that the guests have a safe, fun experience. ROW Adventures did an excellent job of organizing and coordinating the trip. They take care of the planning and execution so the guests could concentrate on relaxing. I appreciated our opportunity to remove myself from the stresses of city life: no email, no cell service, no loud cars, no traffic. Mindfully engaging with the scenic environment on the river was recharging, and I would encourage anyone with even a slight interest in rafting to give ROW Adventures a try.

5

Excellent 3-Day Trip on the Rogue River

Our trip down the Rogue River was a blast, and I plan to book another trip with ROW Adventures in the future. The river scenery was beautiful, but also enhanced by the guides that lead the way. Half of the enjoyment of the trip was just getting to know everyone in the group, guides included. They’re friendly, and they’re working hard to ensure that the guests have a safe, fun experience. ROW Adventures did an excellent job of organizing and coordinating the trip. They take care of the planning and execution so the guests could concentrate on relaxing. I appreciated our opportunity to remove myself from the stresses of city life: no email, no cell service, no loud cars, no traffic. Mindfully engaging with the scenic environment on the river was recharging, and I would encourage anyone with even a slight interest in rafting to give ROW Adventures a try.

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