White water rapids on the Rogue River include Rainie Falls, Upper and Lower Black Bar Falls and Blossom Bar (Class IV). With beautiful rock formations and narrow canyons edged by towering cliffs, this river offers pristine scenery and superb wildlife viewing. Deer, black bear, river otters, mallard ducks, turtles, bald eagles, and osprey are often spotted during the 34 mile Rogue river rafting trip from Grave Creek to Foster Bar.
The Deschutes River is a great Class III river for about ten miles of intermediate whitewater rafting between Harpham Flats to Sandy Beach. The Deschutes River runs just east of towering Mt. Hood and flows from Bend, Oregon to the Columbia River.
Eastern Oregon is a land of sagebrush deserts and high snow-capped peaks. It’s a place where few live; and cattle outnumber people. It’s also wild and has some of the most astounding wilderness in the American West. Rafting in eastern Oregon offers a wide variety of trips. The Snake River through Hell's Canyon is the most well-known in the area, and sporting the largest rapids in the northwest. Two lesser-known Oregon rivers are the Owyhee and Grande Ronde. Both offer superb wilderness rafting trips.
Due north of the Owyhee, tucked away in the extreme northeast corner of Oregon, is the Grande Ronde river. A Grande Ronde rafting trip is the perfect introduction to river rafting and a great family rafting vacation or a superb trip for those who want to try inflatable kayaking for the first time. The Grande Ronde is a fast-flowing, gentle river that flows quickly, but gently and runs from late spring to mid-July. It winds its way through pine-forested mountains and rich green scenery. Recognizing the spectacular beauty and outstanding resource values of this river canyon, Congress has designated 44 miles of this river as “Wild and Scenic” ensuring that it will be protected for future generations.