Oregon Whitewater Rafting Outfitters Listed by River
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Listed below are a number of commercial guides and outfitters that run whitewater rafting trips on the rivers in Oregon. Many of these outfitters offer more than just rafting adventures. Visit their web sites to learn more so that you can plan your rafting adventure. When making a reservation please be sure to remember to say you found them on gonorthwest.com.
First class multi-day whitewater rafting trips including luxury camping, lodge trips, delicious cuisine with experienced guides. Explore the Snake River in Hells Canyon, the iconic Rogue River, the beautiful scenery of the Grande Ronde or the remote Owyhee River. For more than 30 years ROW Adventures has been known for high quality adventure trips while promoting sustainable travel and adhering to the highest standards of customer care. Book your next great adventure with us, the guides who take the best care of our guests.
If you're looking for adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting adventure or just a relaxing float on the river, look no further than High Desert River Outfitters. We do it all! With more than 15 years of professional experience on rivers like the Deschutes, Klickitat, McKenzie, Owyhee, and North Santiam rivers, our trips offer exciting whitewater, gourmet meals and highly trained guides that are safe and friendly. Best of all is seeing some of the most scenic landscapes that Oregon and Washington have to offer. We offer trips from ½ day to 5 days, so come join us for your next great adventure.
Oregon whitewater rafting since 1969--Near Crater Lake National Park and the Rogue River National Forest, O.A.R.S. offers Rogue River rafting near Medford and Ashland. O.A.R.S. specializes in whitewater rafting and also hosts a variety of gourmet wine tasting, hiking, fishing, and lodge based adventures on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River. Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as "The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth," O.A.R.S. sets the standard in first-class rafting, sea kayaking and multi-sport adventures. O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with experienced, professional guides and top notch.
World-class Oregon Whitewater Rafting & Northern California River Rafting trips with Momentum River Expeditions. Our trips are small, personal, and are led by Guides with 8+ years of experience leading trips around the world. Whether a first-timer or an experienced paddler join us for a rafting trip like no other!
River Outfitters, Inc. PO Box 264, Maupin OR 97037. Phone: 541-382-1514;
Toll-free: 1-800-461-5823. E-mail
Rivers: Deschutes, McKenzie, North Santiam, Klickitat, Owyhee, Rogue, Upper Klamath
The North West Rafters
An Oregon state organization composed of up to 640 self-outfitted boaters. Chapters are located in the cities of Portland - Clackamas Chapter, Roseburg - Umpqua Chapter, Grants Pass - Rogue Valley Chapter), Klamath Falls and Bend.
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Swiftwater Rescue by Cody Harris and Mike Johnston. This book covers the fundamentals of river rescue. From hydrology to z-drags, topics are discussed in a concise and thorough manner. This manual is an integral part of the Whitewater Rescue Institute's Swiftwater Rescue Technician courses. Order now...
Whitewater Rafting An Overview by Doug O'Riley. Whitewater rafting is exciting and thrilling, and at the same time lets you see some amazing scenery that you wouldn't be able to see any other way. This book will show you the basics of whitewater rafting including the equipment required so that you have the confidence you need to get into that raft for the very first time. Order now...
Whitewater Rafting (Living on the Edge) by Shane McFee. Discusses the history, equipment, and techniques of whitewater rafting and describes what happens at competitions and how to stay safe while on the water. Order now...
Floating & Fishing Oregon's Wilderness River Canyons by Melinda Allan. This book details the John Day Basin, Grande Ronde, Lower Deschutes, Owyhee River, Rogue River, and the Snake and Illinois rivers. Also covered are the basics such as float craft, basic rowing and paddling, trip planning, essential equipment, whitewater ratings, fishing information and tips, wildlife, interesting historical references, shuttles and permits. Order now...
Whitewater Rafting by Graeme Addison. Paperback, 96 pages, Stackpole Books; 1st edition (February 2001). Clear, concise text and easy-to-read illustrations show how to read the water and maneuver the craft. Chapters on safety cover the basic equipment. An extensive listing of contacts and select destinations is also included. Order now...
The Complete Whitewater Rafter by Jeff Bennett. Paperback, 196 pages, International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1st edition (January 1, 1996). Offers comprehensive course in river running with step-by-step pointers including tips from top guides, outfitters, and instructors, plus a detailed guide to Class V rafting techniques. Order now...
Whitewater Rafting Manual: Tactics and Techniques for Great River Adventures by Jimmie Johnson. Paperback: 256 pages, Stackpole Books; 1st edition (September 1994). Order now...
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