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Half-Day Rogue River Rafting

  • Enjoy the excitement of learning to raft the rapids

  • Marvel at the pristine nature of the Rogue River

  • Build bonds and make memories with family and friends
Half-Day Rogue River Rafting
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Afternoon TripMost Popular
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..
From US$ 99.00
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.
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Start off slow and work your way towards crashing through the rapids on a family-friendly whitewater rafting trip. This Rogue River tour is a fun half-day adventure from Ashland, perfect for beginners and more advanced rafters alike. Progress from paddling and floating to riding class II and III rapids. No prior experience is necessary; professional guides support you every step of the way.

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.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Fun and Exciting Adventure on the River!!

This river rafting adventure was fun and exciting!! Our river guide, Corby, and land safety specialist, Darby, were the best! Informative, friendly, and professional. We were afraid it would be too cold (end of September) but the river gear kept us comfortable. The complimentary photos...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christi D
Reviewed 30 September 2018
What a delight!

My wife and I were visiting my cousin and her husband who live in Ashland. As LA residents we wanted to ensure to get some local beauty in amidst theater activities. We had a wonderful experience from start to finish, including catching glimpses of deer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile
River rafting adventure

I went with my 3 sisters and had a blast! Staff was professional and fun. They had snacks and drinks waiting for us upon return and provided wet suits and jackets for our trip. Would highly recommend!!

Thank annnicimo
Reviewed 12 September 2018
September on the Rogue

I was a bit reluctant after I listened to the instructions, but so glad I continued with my commitment. Sebastian, a knowledgeable and helpful guide, made me feel comfortable and I had a blast with the two other rafters. I loved the quiet river, leading...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Safari210838
Reviewed 7 September 2018
The Best Day on the River

Wonderful and exciting rafting trip. Our guide Corby was fun and entertaining and so knowledgeable about rafting and the river. The rapids were thrilling and a good experience for all of us. We also loved our free pictures of our trip that Indigo Creek provided....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tscatjo
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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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