4 Day Wilderness Raft Trip

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Prices Starting At

$1,399 Adults (14+)
$1,239 Kids

Pricing Note: Group discounts cannot be applied to Rogue River Rafting Trips
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TRIP OVERVIEW

River Rafting on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River

Our four-day Rogue River wilderness trips begin in southern Oregon, just outside of Grants Pass (50 miles Northwest of Ashland) and end to the west near Foster Bar Campground. During your four-day, three-night adventure we will run a variety of both rapids and flat water, all of which are suitable for ages 7 or older, non-swimmers and for families. Our guides will lead you down the river, telling stories, cooking meals and setting up camp along the way. You will experience world-renowned fishing, time with family and friends, and an on-water experience to last a lifetime!

Embarking from the Cascades of Oregon, the Rogue River covers 215 miles, starting near Crater Lake and concluding at Gold Beach, Oregon. Surrounded by the breathtaking Rogue-Klamath-Siskiyou National Forest and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, this journey winds through diverse landscapes. Passing Grants Pass, it enters the captivating Hellgate Canyon, leading to the wild and scenic section at Grave Creek. There’s nothing quite like pulling over to one of the many sandy beaches and making it our home away from home.  

During the unforgettable four-day, three-night escapade, we’ll be immersed in nature, far from human habitation. The Siskiyou Mountain gorge treats us to exhilarating Class II and III rapids, while the renowned Blossom Bar, a sole Class IV rapid on the route, provides an optional walk-around. These rapids cater to various challenge levels, making it the perfect opportunity to push yourself as much as you’d like!

Running on the Rogue (Or Hike)

Make it a running and rafting vacation! Running the Rogue River Trail is a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of the area. The Rogue River Trail runs along the Rogue River and offers scenic views, diverse terrain, and opportunities to connect with nature. In addition there are several other off-shoot singletrack options along the way. Plus you can run the Rogue River Trail and we will carry your gear down the river and meet you each night to camp. Jump in the raft if you need to take a breather. Reach out and we can curate a specific running trip for your group.

Upgraded Lodging

Visitors have the option to upgrade their stay from camping in tents to lodging at private lodges. While this enhancement is available upon request, it’s important to note that availability is not guaranteed. Interested guests can inquire about this option, and the Trib team can assist in making lodge reservations. These lodges offer a more private and comfortable experience. To enhance your experience further, we recommend considering this option. 

Black Bar Lodge
Marial Lodge
Paradise Lodge
Half Moon Bar
Clay Hill

HIGHLIGHTS

  • River raft the Wild & Scenic section (not all guided trips raft this section)
  • Massive relief (3,000ft-4,000ft) from the mountain tops to the river below, creating stunning views.
  • Trail running (hiking) options on the Rogue River Running Trail – we carry your gear in the boats as you run the trail along the river.
  • Option to upgrade your stay from camping in tents to private lodges – inquire with us!
  • Fantastic fishing -steelhead, chinook salmon, rainbow trout and cutthroat trout.
  • Mountainous costal river area, very lush area – a “green belt” for river rafting.
  • The area is among the four most diverse temperate coniferous forests in the world, containing 3,500 different plant species.
  • The Rogue-Klamath-Siskiyou National Forest is home to numerous plant species that are not found anywhere else in the world.

River Map

Trip Itinerary

We will begin our trip near Alameda, OR. Get ready to experience the stunning canyons and thrilling whitewater ahead. Rapids like Horseshoe Bend and Black Bar Falls amplify the excitement, while the river’s journey through history-rich terrain unfolds. Flowing over Kelsey Falls, Mule Creek Gorge, and Huggins Canyon in the Klamath Mountains, the Rogue River navigates a landscape as intricate as the stories of those who dwelled along its banks.

  • Rainie Falls – Class III-V
  • Tyee Rapid – Class IV
  • Wildcat Rapid – Class III
  • Howard Creek Chutes – Class II+
  • Horseshoe Bend – Class III
  • Dulog – Class II
  • Kelsey Falls – Class III
  • Blossom Bar – Class IV
  • Devil’s Staircase – Class III
  • Half Moon Bar – Class III
  • Tacoma Rapids – Class III

Day 1

Meet 9:00 AM @ Put-In: Our adventure commences! A professional shuttle company ensures the security of your vehicles, ready to be reunited with you on our final day.

Full Day of River Excitement: Immerse yourself in the Rogue River’s thrilling rapids and breathtaking surroundings. Pause for a delightful riverside lunch amidst the natural beauty, a moment to relish.

Arrival at Camp: As the sun begins its descent, we reach our campsite. Imagine arriving to find your tents already set up, offering a welcoming retreat.

Appetizers, Dinner, & Bonding: The evening brings not just a meal, but appetizers, dinner, and the camaraderie of riverside companionship. Share stories, savor delicious bites, and forge connections amidst this natural wonder.

Day 2

Morning By the River: Awaken to the serene symphony of the river. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee, tea, or other hot beverages as you absorb the tranquility of the morning.

Breakfast at Camp: Fuel up with a hearty breakfast in the midst of the captivating Rogue River ambiance.

Continued River Adventure: Back on the river, anticipate another day of rafting thrills. We’ll pause for a satisfying riverside lunch, a chance to unwind and appreciate the scenic beauty around you.

Dinner & Night Under the Stars: As daylight fades, indulge in a delicious dinner, followed by a night of camping beneath the vast, starry sky—a breathtaking evening in nature’s grand theater.

 

Day 3

Morning at Camp: Begin your day with a camp breakfast, setting the tone for the adventures that lie ahead.

Discover New River Horizons: Embrace another day of exhilarating rafting, exploring fresh stretches of the river and uncovering the allure of the Rogue.

Riverside Lunch: Recharge with a delightful riverside lunch, surrounded by the scenic wonders that the Rogue River offers.

Arrival at Camp: As we arrive at our campsite, soak in the serene ambiance of the Rogue River surroundings.

Day 4

Sunrise Over the Canyon: Embrace the final morning of our journey, as the sun’s golden rays paint the canyon walls in a breathtaking display. Savor your coffee, tea, or cocoa, cherishing this magical moment.

Pack & Paddle: Time to pack up camp, carrying cherished memories as we embark on the last leg of our adventure, venturing back onto the river.

Lunch on the Water: Our journey is punctuated by a delicious on-water lunch, a flavorful finale for our Rogue River odyssey.

Arrival at Foster Bar (Take-Out): With a sense of accomplishment and the river’s stories etched in our hearts, we reach our destination at Foster Bar (Take-Out), concluding this chapter of our incredible Rogue River experience.

An unforgettable journey awaits, filled with natural marvels, the bonds of camaraderie, and the thrill of the Rogue River.

 

We work with a local vehicle shuttle service and coordinate having your car transported from our put in location to our take out point. Your car is stored at the shuttle service’s secure lot during the trip and moved to our take out spot the day our trip ends. When your trip is completed, your car will be waiting for you! Fees are calculated per vehicle. Reservations are coordinated through Tributary.

Traveling to the

Where to Meet

Almeda Campground Boat Launch

14800 Merlin-Galice Rd, Merlin, OR 97532

Flying In

Fly into the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR), and get ready for an exhilarating 1hr, 21 minute drive to Argo Riffle, where the fun begins!

What is the drive time?

From Rogue River Trip meeting point:

Where To Stay

Accommodations

No matter your travel mode, we highly recommend arriving the night before your adventure. Choose from a range of options in Grants Pass, from cozy hotels to charming bed and breakfasts and campground.

There’s an array to choose from but reservations are strongly recommended. Here are our top picks:

What Should I Bring

For Rafting

  • Required Items
    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle
    • Shoes (no flip flops)
  • Suggested Items
    • Sunglasses (with a strap)
    • Baseball hat
  • Do Not Bring
    • Cell Phones
    • Wallets
    • Expensive jewelry

For Camping

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camp chair

 

Click here for a full detailed list of what to wear and what to bring.

What Does Tributary Provide

Included with Rafting

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttles to/from camp

Included with this Overnight River Rafting Trip

  • 2 nights camping
  • Dry Bag for your gear
  • 11 meals
    • Meet & greet dinner the evening before your trip begins
    • Day 1 – lunch & dinner
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Day 4 – breakfast & lunch