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Rogue River Lodge to Lodge

Rafting The Rogue River

Rogue River rafting in Oregon is one of the most unique rafting vacations in the world. With legendary American West appeal, stemming from deep roots in river rafting lore, the lodge to lodge Rogue River rafting trip delivers a perfect blend of wildlife and wilderness with the cozy charm of cabin comforts like your own room and private bathroom. Family style meals are enjoyed in each lodge's ample dining space. Enjoy the evening scene and sounds from the deck or lawn area of each remotely situated lodge while rafting the Rogue River in Oregon.

Cascading down the lush Pacific face of snow-capped volcanic peaks, a Rogue River rafting trip in Oregon tumbles toward the coast with the playfulness of the friendly river otters that make their home on the Rogue. Wildlife, such as deer and black bear thrive in this congressionally designated Wild & Scenic river ecosystem. Water temperatures invite you to swim and play, splashing through Class II - IV rapids for your choice of 3 or 4 days. Rafting the Rogue River is a great experience!

Wildlife on the Rogue River, Southern Oregon

Rogue River Rafting & Lodge

  • Begins and Ends: Merlin, Oregon
  • Season: May-September
  • River Distance: 45 miles
  • Rapids: Class II-IV
  • Boat Type: Oar, Paddle, Inflatable Kayaks
  • Minimum Age: 7
Starting at $1385
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Whats Included

RAFTING Class II - IV whitewater rafting (rapids depend on water levels).
HIKING Short walks to longer, more difficult hikes (some are optional).
MEALS Guides prepare all lunches on the river with breakfast and dinner prepared at each different lodge.
LODGING Lodge to Lodge rafting in Southern Oregon on the Rogue River.

Not Included

Pre-Trip & Post Trip Lodging
Forest Service fee

Double occupancy in the lodges along the river is highly encouraged. All rates are based on 2 passengers in one room. If you are traveling solo and would like your own room, there is an additional fee of:

  • $500 per single on a 3-day trip
  • $600 per single on a 4-day trip

Rogue River Rafting and Lodge Vacation Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 8 customer reviews

We had a wonderful time!

My daughter and I were so impressed with the guides and their knowledge of the river/topography of southern Oregon. They were fun, funny and friendly!!! We had a wonderful time as a family and met some amazing new friends!! Thank you! We will be back soon.

Stellar Example of Rafting

From the time I registered for the trip until well after, I have been greeted with the highest level of professionalism and warmth. My trip was on the Rogue River and it was a stellar example of rafting. We had the advantage of staying in lodges for this trip. The time on the water was very safe and the guides are quite knowledgable about the sights along the way.


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Rogue River Rafts

Rogue River Rafts

The Rogue River offers the opportunity to paddle your own inflatable kayak, enjoy the excitement of a paddle raft, or ride aboard a comfortable oar rig piloted by your skilled guides. Take turns throughout the trip to experience each one!

Oar-Rigs are 16', self-bailing rafts piloted by your guide, and, therefore, less "participatory" than other boats. All you have to do is hang on!

Paddle Rafts get you in the action of the rapids as a participant. A skilled guide steers from the back of the raft, but propulsion depends on you. Your guide will give clear orders on how to paddle, so it's easy to learn quickly. Paddle rafts are 14' in length and will hold 4 to 6 guests.

Inflatable Kayaks are exciting, every time! Follow the other boats through each rapid. Steering and propulsion all depend on you with an inflatable kayak! These rafts are 11 - 13' long and carry one or two people.

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Rogue River Lodges

Rafting on the Rogue River in Oregon is unique among multi-day rafting vacations because you have the option to go "lodge-to-lodge" each night of your trip as you travel down the river gorge. Each historic lodge has its own rich human history making it part of the charm of a Rogue River rafting vacation in Oregon.

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  • Beyond Expectations

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip for our 30th wedding anniversary. This trip delivered beyond our expectations. We cannot wait for our next adventure with Western!

    John - Florida, USA

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