The Rogue River is one of the premiere rivers in North America for multi-day raft trips. Located in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southwestern Oregon, the classic run features 35 miles of breathtaking scenery, thrilling class II-III rapids and an abundance of wildlife. The Rogue is among one of the 8 original Wild & Scenic rivers designated by congress in 1967, ensuring the preservation of the wild nature of this river for generations to come. The river is rich with history. The hillsides and rustic lodges tell the stories of Native Americans, cowboys and gold miners. Side hikes in the Rogue river canyon lead you to clear mountain stream pools and preserved cabins and ranches. And keep your eye out for the wildlife: common sightings include the iconic black bear, deer, elk, river otter, beaver, eagles, and osprey as well as the large salmon and steelhead that populate the river. Guests can choose to paddle a raft or inflatable kayak.
All Star offers a variety of trips on the Rogue River. For the outdoor lover, we offer three, four and five day camping trips. Camp trips feature beautiful campsites, hearty meals, warm campfires and star filled skies. For guests looking for more creature comforts, we offer a four day lodge/camping combo trip and a three day lodge only trip with stays at Black Bar, Paradise, Clay Hill and Marial Lodges. All of our trips feature great food, 35 miles river miles, over a dozen fun class 3 rapids and expert navigation and historical knowledge from our guides.
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Price includes all taxes, fees, necessary equipment and shuttle. Ask about group discounts.
ITINERARY – DAY ONE
Your trip leader and shuttle vehicle will meet you at the Galice Resort early in the morning on the first day of your trip. Be sure to eat breakfast before meeting our trip leader. After a brief introduction, the trip leader will distribute dry bags for your personal gear. You’ll receive two bags, one for camp and one for the river. You’ll pack your camp clothes, sleeping bag, pillow, etc. in the large dry bag and anything you want access to on the river (e.g. sunscreen, water bottle, extra sunglasses and extra layers) in the smaller dry bag. After packing your dry bag we answer any last minute questions you may have and make sure your car is parked in the appropriate parking area. We then board the shuttle vehicle for the short, scenic drive to the rafting launch point. Here, you participate in a thorough instructional safety presentation. Then it’s onto the river! Invigorating whitewater and magnificent scenery will greet you from the very beginning. After the initial stretch of river, we reach Rainie Falls, a thundering drop that we skirt by walking around or by running a sneak channel, depending on water levels. Soon after Rainie Falls we pull over for a delicious deli-style lunch. More phenomenal rapids and scenery are found below Rainie Falls before reaching camp later in the afternoon. We make camp on a sandy beach or forested meadow, enjoy an afternoon snack and unwind as the guides make the first of many delicious dinners. In the evening we listen to the river as the canyon walls fade in the twilight.
For camp trips, each day on the Rogue follows a similar routine. Breakfast, a multi-course hot meal with fruit, cereal, yogurt and ample coffee or cocoa is served as the sun rises in the canyon. After breaking camp and loading the rafts, we run rapid after exhilarating rapid, drift through idyllic calm water, marvel at the rock formations, watch eagle and osprey as they circle overhead and enjoy the scenic wilderness. There are a number of options for stops along the way including Zane Grey’s former writing getaway, a hike up to one of the many side creek waterfalls and swimming holes, or a visit a remote wilderness lodge. Lunch is set up each day around noon and we’re able to eat and recharge for the second half of our day. In the late afternoon we set up camp in another beautiful wild place. The early evening hours provide time to fish, hike, read a book, enjoy happy hour snacks and beverages or take a nap. Dinner is prepared and served with style. The campfire lights, the night sky and the sound of the river lull us to sleep (during the later summer months campfires may be prohibited for wildfire precaution).
The meals we serve on the river far exceed the typical camp food fare. We pride ourselves in preparing the finest outdoor cuisine possible. On our camp trips, our guides prepare hot breakfasts and dinners. For our lodge trips, meals are provided by the lodge. While we’re on the river we make deli-style lunches. We gladly accommodate all dietary restrictions – just let us know. We also provide our guests with the beverages of their choice for relaxing in the evening.
The Rogue River is famous for its Salmon and Steelhead runs. Whether you’re interested in a guided fly fishing trip or simply gear fishing while at camp, All Star can accommodate your needs. Give us a call to let us know how we can help you enjoy the great fishing the Rogue has to offer.
The rendezvous and departure points for this trip are at the Galice Resort, which is located at 11744 Galice Rd in Merlin, OR, about 20 miles from Grants Pass (which is on I-5). The closest airport is in Medford, which is about an hour away.
The Rogue River is filled with exciting whitewater. During the day we will be getting in and out of boats and possibly doing some side hikes. Some physical ability is required, but the level of fitness needed is very moderate. Children as young as 6 are welcome to join us. Our expert guides have training making sure that all of our guests have safe fun trips. If you have specific questions about the suitability of this trip for your group, please give us a call and our office will be happy to help.
WHAT TO PACK
All Star will provide all of the boating equipment needed, as well as life jackets, dry bags, sleep kits and camp chairs. If weather calls for it, we will also provide immersion gear. We recommend that our guests take a look at our packing list page for a comprehensive list of personal gear to bring.
Unfortunately, because of the complicated nature of organizing trips on the Rogue, we are forced to have a stricter cancellation policy on the Rogue than on our other rivers. If you cancel with more than 60 days notice, you will be charged a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than 60 days notice will be charged in full unless a replacement is found.