How many can go on a trip?
The award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a major tourism draw to Southern Oregon’s small town of Ashland. Mixing in some outdoor adventure is the perfect way to blend together a well-rounded vacation to Ashland. With plays offered in the afternoons and evenings, many theater-goers enjoy a half-day trip on the Rogue River or a full-day trip on the Upper Klamath. Trips typically return to Ashland no later than 5:30 p.m., which leaves plenty of time to grab dinner before catching an evening play.
Interested in one of America’s best multi-day river trip? A three or four-day trip on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River will be the highlight of your visit to Southern Oregon.
How many can go on a trip?
Depends on the trip. Some of our trips have a maximum group size of 12 while others don’t have a maximum.
How many people fit on a raft?
We have some boats that seat 6 plus a guide and larger boats that seat 8 plus a guide.
Some in our group have never been rafting before – do you have any recommendations?
All of our trips are perfectly suitable for adventurous first-time rafters. If there are young kids or people who are very nervous, you could consider a shorter trip on the Rogue River. With that said, our guides are very good at helping everyone feel comfortable while on the river. Someone who is nervous at the start will be enthusiastic and ready for more whitewater by the time the trip is over.
We have a large group, can you provide transportation?
Yes, absolutely. We typically use 15-passenger vans, however on occasion we charter buses for custom groups.
Our entire group is staying at the same location, can you pick us up?
Yes, assuming the entire group is at one location, we are happy to provide a pick-up and drop-off service free of charge.
Some in our group are vegetarians, vegans, allergic to nuts, only eat New York steaks, are gluten-free, sugar free, dairy free, and, PS – I only can eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of my dinner table. Can you accommodate us?
Yes. All of our food is purchased from the Ashland Food-Coop, which provides a ton of options that will satisfy most dietary requests. Best of all, their food is delicious and healthy.
Sample itinerary for a full-day Upper Klamath rafting trip:
Upper Klamath rafting trips meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Indigo Creek Outfitters Rafting Center located at 130 A Street in Ashland, Oregon. At the Rafting Center, enjoy a light breakfast as we we being our trip orientation and safety talk.
After the trip orientation, we’ll load up into vans and begin the drive to the river. We’ll take Highway 66 – the Greensprings Highway – toward Keno, Oregon. Before reaching Keno, we’ll turn right onto an unmarked dirt road and begin the descent to Spring Island, which is our put-in location.
On the way to Spring Island we’ll pass the John C Boyle powerhouse and a section of river known as the “Bypass Stretch.” Spring Island is our standard trip put-in and does have outhouses and easy access to the river.
Once our boats are in the water we’ll push off and head downstream.
After a fun morning of Class III rapids we’ll soon reach Caldera. Caldera is the first Class IV+ rapid of the day and kicks off the section known as “Hell’s Corner Canyon.” Up until this point, the river has dropped an average of 20 feet per mile. Hell’s Corner Canyon drops an impressive 80 feet per mile and features nearly continuous Class IV and IV+ rapids.
Partway through the day we’ll stop for an excellent river side lunch and take a breather.
After lunch it’s back in the boats and more whitewater. As the river begins to slow, the canyon walls open up and this is a great stretch to spot bald eagle, otters, and other wildlife.
We’ll run a final rapid at the California-Oregon border, aptly named “Stateline Falls.” Rounding a couple more bends will put us in view of the take out where our vans are ready for the drive back to Ashland, Oregon.
Upper Klamath rafting trips typically return to Ashland by 5:00 p.m.
Groups of 4+……10% Discount
Groups of 10+……15% Discount
Groups of 16+……20% Discount
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