Planning the Perfect Oregon Rafting Trip

by Holly Riddle

Jul 11, 2019

River Rafting © Harris Shiffman | Dreamstime

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Take your Oregon rafting trip to the next level with a floating wildlife safari, combining rafting on the Rogue River with hiking and wildlife spotting for an unforgettable adventure.


Rogue River Rafting and Lodge is an itinerary from Western River Expeditions and the itinerary is available to rafters of all skills and ages (starting at age 7), with departures through July and August.


The itinerary departs from Merlin, Oregon, and then takes off to the remote Rogue River, where the rainy winters created ideal river running conditions in the Cascade Mountains.


“Western River Expeditions has river rafting programs in Costa Rica where wildlife viewing is always exciting. But stateside, the Rogue can’t be beat when it comes to the wildlife our guests may see,” said Brandon Lake, CMO, Western River Expeditions.


The Rogue River was one of the first rivers designated a Wild & Scenic river ecosystem. What wildlife can you expect to see while on your three- or four-day rafting excursion? It ranges from black bears to beavers, otter to deer, osprey to eagles.


“On most of our other rafting trips, guests can experience camping under the stars, but on the Rogue we feature the luxury of lodge-based accommodations. With so much daytime whitewater and wildlife excitement along the Rogue, we depend on our lodge hosts to calm and pamper our guests at night with sumptuous dining and cozy beds,” added Lake.


The Rogue River Rafting and Lodge itinerary starts at $1,095 per person.


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