Rafting the Rogue River in Oregon
The Rogue River is located in southwestern Oregon and flows between Crater Lake and the Pacific Ocean. It was designated as one of the 8 rivers included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. The main attraction for boaters is a 34 mile stretch between the Grave Creek put-in and the take-out at Foster bar. This section is class III to IV, with one of the biggest rapids occurring shortly after the put-in. Rainie Falls is a large drop that is class V if you run the main waterfall, or a class III if you take the channel on river right. Blossom Bar is another big rapid (class IV) that can wrap a boat if the rower isn’t careful. The Rogue is known for its salmon and steelhead fishing and wildlife viewing. Most people float the Rogue in 3-4 days throughout the summer. The river is dam controlled, so it is floatable well into the fall.
Permits for the Rogue are controlled through a lottery. For dates, location, and more info check out our Permit Lottery for Rafting Western Rivers 2017 Guide.