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Half-Day Rogue River Rafting

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All necessary equipment included
Half-Day Rogue River Rafting
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Afternoon Half-Day Rogue River rafting trips meet at our Rafting Center at 1:15 p.m. in Ashland, Oregon and return between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m..
Morning Trip
Morning Half-Day Rogue River rafting trips meet at our Rafting Center at 8:15 a.m. in Ashland, Oregon and return between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.
Half-Day rafting trips on the Rogue River depart twice per day from Ashland, Oregon. These trips offer the closest whitewater rafting to Ashland and feature a steady progression from easy to larger rapids. The trip is perfect for families with young kids or groups of mixed experience levels.
What to Expect
Half-day Rogue River rafting trips offer the closest rafting to Ashland, Oregon. Perfect for beginners or groups of mixed experience levels, this trip is our most popular excursion. This rafting trip is highly recommended for families with children. The trip features a steady progression from the easiest and most mellow rapids to the largest rapids, which gives everyone a chance to slowly become more comfortable with whitewater and rafting. Our family friendly guides are great with kids and will make your time on the river a happy and memorable experience.

The section of river that we run is known as the “Nugget” stretch and is named after the the first big rapid. For families or groups of mixed rafting experience, this stretch of river is absolutely perfect. It starts mellow and builds up slowly until the two grand finales: Nugget Falls and Powerhouse Rapid. Between the start and finish there are calm places to practice paddling and sitting in the raft, there are surf waves that are fun to play in, and there are class II and III rapids that keep things interesting. At the very end, almost like the final act of a Shakespeare play, are the two biggest rapids.

Cool Fact: The final rapid, Tilomikh Falls (commonly referred to as “Powerhouse” rapid) is an area of historical significance and the name “Tilomikh” was used by the Takelma Tribe. The Takelma (also Dagelma) are a Native American people who originally lived in the Rogue Valley, with most of their villages located along the Rogue River. The name Takelma means “(Those) Along the River”.

A rafting trip on Southern Oregon’s Rogue River offers a glimpse back to the history of western territorial exploration and settlement. Native American sites, pioneer settlements, gold rush exploration, thwarted attempts at development, and the congressional heroics that preserved the Rogue River make the background of your trip. Our guides are knowledgeable about the history of the Rogue River Valley and are eager to share their stories with you. Our rafting trips are more than just rafting trips – they are a guided experience with guides who have a passion for making your rafting trip perfect for you and your group. So whether that means focusing on whitewater, going for swims, looking for native birds, simply relaxing, or a combination of all the above, we are happy to provide an experience that exceeds your expectations.

Our rafting ends at the Sports Park in Gold Hill, Oregon. From there it is about a 30 minute drive back our Rafting Center. Our morning trips are generally back by 12:15 (12:30 at the very latest) and our afternoon trips are normally back by 5:15 (5:30 at the very latest).

Transportation, professional guides, all rafting equipment, end of trip snack.
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Reviewed yesterday
Go indi Go

Great guides, great equipment. Everything was easy peasy. Love these guys. It was my 2nd time and I'm gearing up for a multi-day.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 5 days ago
Granddaughters 1st rafting trip!

This rafting trip was the beginning of our 10 day road trip with our 13 yr old granddaughter. What a perfect start !! We had a great 1/2 day with our guide Sydney! She did a great job making it fun and informative. It was...More

Thank Karleen W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Superb staff

Glen and his team are first rate. Very personable, patient, and professional. They are knowledgeable about the river, it’s history, and surroundings. Expert boatmen and safety oriented. Perfect quick half day trip for anyone wanting to do a fun float with family or significant other.

Thank daxmessett
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Trip

First time river rafting, it was awesome. The half day trip was great for beginners, definitely going back for a full day. A friend and I had the best time. Our guide Sebastian was the best! Thank for a fun trip, we'll be back!

Thank dustymissy
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Family Activity! Photos included--huge value added!

I have been going to Ashland for decades to see the plays. This year I decided to look for something a little different for my kids and me to enjoy. We have never done the river rafting, but now for sure they are going to...More

1  Thank Peggy C
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20 June 2018|
Response from pamela57jenkins | Reviewed this property |
Probably, do you have range of motion in your shoulders? I am 60 and my husband was seated across from me. When paddling the raft pulled to his side so I just told him to paddle less hard so our strength matched and we... More
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