Jeff Helfrich Rogue River Whitewater Rafting Trips
Oregon Family Outdoor Adventure Vacation
From its origin in the High Cascades near
Crater Lake, the Rogue River carves its way through Oregon's rugged coastal
mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
Whitewater rafting and hot weather go hand in hand! Southern
Oregon's Rogue River Canyon is known for it's heat and incredible cooling
waves. Our 3 day or 4 day river adventure covers 43 miles of the rivers "Wild
and Scenic" section from Graves Creek to Foster Bar. Whether you choose outdoor
camping on the beaches or staying in comfortable wilderness lodges your trip
will be the highlight of your summer!
You can participate in a paddle raft or just
relax and take in the beautiful scenery while enhancing your tan in an oar
raft. Another option both kids and adults find exhilarating are inflatable
kayaks. They are very stable and give you first had experience at maneuvering
through whitewater rapids of the Rogue River. Rafting the Rogue offers a varied
experience, in calm sections the loudest noise you hear may be the dip of an
oar, while in whitewater stretches the river roars over boulders and churns
through the narrows.
Upon receiving deposits we will send out
detailed trip information concerning personal equipment, fishing tackle,
liability and other pertinent details.
OUR RAFT TRIP BEGINS AT GRAVE CREEK
Soon after entering the water we'll line
our whitewater rafts around Rainie Falls, the only portion of the river we
can't safely navigate. During the rest of our 42 mile journey you'll experience
a part of the world accessible only by boat or hiking.
Winkle Bar is a favorite spot of individuals
interested in local history. Here we can visit Zane Grey's cabin on the mining
claim he purchased from an old gold prospector in 1926. The owners welcome
stops from visitors.
Downstream we'll pass through the rugged,
narrow and beautiful Mule Creek Canyon and the famous Blossom Bar rapids. Along
the way rainfall patterns are apparent in the surrounding timber. Ponderosa
pine, pacific madrone and oaks grow on the drier slopes. In areas of greater
precipitation Douglas fir, Western hemlock and cedars surround the river.
Wildlife Viewing A variety of
wildlife make their home along the river and may be viewed during your trip.
Black bear, otters and blacktail deer are often seen. Great blue herons and
ospreys make frequent appearances and chances are good you'll see an eagle.
This is the best wildlife viewing in the Pacific Northwest.
Meals Each day we'll stop along the rivers edge for a
lunch including fresh meats, fruit and vegetables. Our dinners and breakfasts
are our specialty. Fresh grilled salmon or steak combined with dutch oven
biscuits and green salad will convince even the stanch dieters to dig in.
Our raft trips can be either three or four
days depending on which you prefer. Our three day trip is off the river about
2pm of the third day while the four day is out about 11am.
The number of parties we guide on the Rogue
is limited by federal permit. Reservations are required and often made a year
Our federal permit allows us either 12 or 24
total persons on a trip depending on the date. If your group is smaller we may
be able to team you with another party.
The Rogue received national recognition in
1968, when 84 miles of this remarkable stream were included in the "Wild and
Scenic Rivers Act." Provisions of the Act protect the outstanding scenic,
recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, as well as the historic, and
cultural values of this stream for generations to come.
"White water, sunbathing, relaxation, great meals and a comfortable bed, all this in a wilderness setting—imagine."
Idaho or Oregon Outdoor Adventure Vacation
Select your outdoor adventure vacation in Oregon or Idaho. If you want to fly fish your family/friends can ride in a whitewater raft on the same trip. SPACES ARE LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW FOR A VACATION YOU WILL NEVER FORGET...
Jeff Helfrich - Licensed Insured Bonded in Oregon &
Idaho Permittee USFS & BLM Member Oregon Outdoor Assoc.
McKenzie River Guide Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assoc. America Outdoors
Tightlines is an equal opportunity employer and offers deluxe excursions on a non-discriminatory basis. Tightlines maintains special use permits on the Middle Fork Salmon, Main Salmon, Rogue and McKenzie Rivers issued by either the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service or both. Middle Fork Salmon River operations are conducted through Challis Ranger District on the Challis, Boise, Salmon and Payette National Forests.