Welcome to Rogue River


For the serious adventurer, the Rogue offers everything from pulse-thumping class-IV rapids near the Wild Rogue Wilderness to more gentle waters upriver. A convenient base is the busy city of Grants Pass. For those more into an afternoon float amid natural surroundings, there's the Shady Cove area.


Top experiences in Rogue River

Travel guides

Starting at $38.99

Image for

Rogue River activities

$99 Water Sports

Half-Day Rogue River Rafting

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).Included:Transportation, professional guides, all rafting equipment, end of trip snack.

$895 Water Sports

Rogue River Multi-Day Rafting Trip

There’s an amazing thing that happens when you push off onto a multi-day river trip. It’s a sense of relief, of freedom, of being able to finally relax. There is always a build up of anticipation, of what to expect, but then suddenly, magically, you are rounding the bend and embarking on a new adventure. As the road and signs of civilization disappear you will discover that life on the river is simple – be curious, look around, and discover a world without the distractions of modern day life.Perhaps the best part of a river trip is that you get to experience a wonderful place with people who mean the most to you. Whether you are traveling with friends or family or both, you will find that relationships are strengthened under stars, in wilderness, and on rivers with whitewater and challenge.Our trips are designed to comfortably share with you a place we believe to be precious and unique to Southern Oregon. The Wild & Scenic Rogue River shares qualities of many other multi-day river trips, but it is one of the few that holds so many outstanding qualities. We believe you will remember your trip as one of the best vacations you’ve ever taken, and we look forward to sharing it with you.The Rogue River is the perfect vacation for a group of individuals with different ideas of what the “perfect” river trip truly means. Whether you want to have an active vacation with lots of kayaking and hiking or you prefer to kick back and enjoy the ride, the Rogue River offers many different experiences that will match exactly what you are looking for in a vacation.Our camps on the Rogue River are far from “roughing it” – in fact some of our guests have referred to ourstyle of camping as “glamping” (Glorious Camping). Each day, a large supply boat goes downstream ahead of our group to set-up camp. When we arrive, tents and the rest of camp are completely set-up. We brings chairs, tables, and a kitchen to make camp feel more like home. In fact, you might think of our trips as a mobile bed and breakfast.Our guides are superb camp chefs and you will be impressed with the variety of delicious, fresh, and wholesome meals that are offered throughout the trip. We take pride in sourcing our food from local providers, and the majority of our food is purchased from the Ashland Food Coop, Southern Oregon’s one and only Organic Certified Grocery Store.

$89 Water Sports

Rogue River Half-Day Raft Trip

Our half-day trip on the Rogue is one of Momentum’s three original trips. And, while they have added many other rivers and adventures to their offerings, Ashland, Oregon is still considered "home" and the Nugget section of the Rogue River is an integral part of their trip offerings. It is a great introduction to whitewater rafting!The same guides who guide trips throughout Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and abroad guide this fun half-day excursion. Every guide has a minimum of 5 years of experience on many of the world’s most difficult whitewater rivers. They truly enjoy sharing the outdoors and their outdoor experiences with others.Rogue Half-Day Trips Include: All rafting equipment Wet suits and splash jackets (if needed) Hotel pick-up and drop-off from the Ashland/Medford Oregon area A snack featuring local and organic produce & products World-class guides with a minimum 5 years experience leading trips around the globe

Rogue River in detail