It’s a New Era of Adventure on the Rogue River!

After 43 years of operating on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River as Rogue Wilderness Adventures, Morrisons Lodge merged the two companies in 2016. This is an exciting merger of two of the top Rogue River outfitters. We are now known as Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures. We look forward to sharing the amazing Rogue River with you year after year. Morrisons Rogue River Lodge has been in operation since 1964 by the Hanton family, and they continue to share an amazing lodging experience at the premier destination on the Rogue River.

Professional Rogue River Outfitters & River Guides

Our promise to you is we will provide an exciting and unique river adventure in the beautiful Wild and Scenic Rogue River Canyon. Our guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Our hiking, fishing, and whitewater rafting adventures are designed to give you a thrilling and relaxing experience in the wilderness of Oregon. After a trip with Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures, you will want to visit us year after year for your next adventure on the Rogue River.

There’s a World of Incredible Adventure on the Rogue River in Oregon – You Will Find it with Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures!

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Your Fun Coordinators

Photo of David Blauser David Blauser CFO

David joined the Morrisons team in March 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. A former Naval Flight Officer and current CPA, David is a true utility player. His experience in non-profit, government and corporate sectors make him an agile member of our crew. David appreciates the pace and energy of the staff and loves researching to find solutions to new issues.

Photo of Lisa Bless Lisa Bless Sales & Office Manager

Equal parts outdoor enthusiast and hospitality maven, Lisa brings a lot of fun to the Morrisons crew. She started out as a part-time seasonal employee at the front desk of the lodge over ten years ago and has been an integral part of the team ever since. During the off-season, Lisa spends her time booking rafting, hiking, and fishing trips. During the busy season, she also trains front desk staff and manages the six commercial permits we carry daily. Her quick problem solving and critical thinking skills are an asset and her love of the Rogue River and Taylor Creek wilderness areas are contagious. 

Photo of Danica Jensen Danica Jensen Front Desk Supervisor

New to the Morrison’s team, Danica is making headway into the outdoor hospitality industry. She has been an outdoor enthusiast ever since she can remember and grew up in the Grants Pass, Oregon, area. She looks forward to booking trips to help others fulfill dreams of Rogue wilderness adventures.

Danica lived in Southern Oregon for 20 years before moving to Eastern Idaho for college, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. This has helped her tremendously as she encounters people from all over the world for her job. She likes to hike and play sports in her spare time.

Photo of Andrew Pratt Andrew Pratt General Manager

Andrew came to us as a part-time seasonal employee in the summer of 2006. A jack of all trades, throughout 8 seasons, he acted as a dishwasher, server, bartender, grounds maintenance, front desk, and head day raft guide. In 2014, he was hired as a full-time sales associate and has since served as operations manager and fishing director. As the current president of Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures, Andrew leads a talented team of passionate outdoor adventurers. Whether introducing guests to their first whitewater experience as a guide or telling stories over dinner at the lodge, he loves sharing the unique atmosphere and rich history of Morrisons with our guests. Andrew is a big fan of Bigfoot and loves the mystery behind the legend, whether the tales are real or not. His greatest pride is to know that Morrisons’ guests have had a memorable vacation.

Photo of Deborah Spears Deborah Spears Bookkeeper

I started for MRWAL in October of 2021, after receiving my MBA from Eastern Oregon University. I have the good fortune to work with David Blauser, who is a wonderful mentor. I continue to grow and sharpen my skills with his guidance. To find this job in one of the most beautiful settings in Oregon was a dream come true. My commute along the Rogue River is quite a site to see! My greatest pleasure is my family. When I am not crunching numbers, you can find me in the beautiful Rogue Wilderness, outdoors, with a grandchild or two in tow. 

Photo of Brent White Brent White River Manager

Brent began guiding raft trips for Morrisons in 1996 and has been guiding on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River ever since. He loves working outdoors and being close to the river. Brent loves what he does and it shows! He believes that sharing the beauty and excitement of the Rogue River with new and returning guests is a privilege and does not take it for granted. When Brent is not guiding, he loves to spend time outdoors with his son Jaxon.


Our mission is to provide an unforgettable wilderness experience for all of our guests along the majestic Rogue River. We are motivated by the opportunity to share these adventures and are committed to continuously improving our service to provide exceptional value for our guests.


We accomplish our mission by providing unique, professional, and inspiring exposure to our wilderness area. We will sustain a reputation of quality through excellent service, customer care, and a friendly, professional staff. Our guests are the focus of our company.


We are Exclusively Unique, Adventurous, Attention to Detail, Passionate, Disciplined, Professional, Environmentally Conscious, Pristine, Family Values, and Proud of Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures and Lodge! Dedicated to creating lifelong cherished memories by providing outstanding experiences that exceed our guest’s expectations!


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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

5.0 of 5 bubbles

Based on 454 traveler reviews

TripAdvisor Ranking #2 of 8 things to do in Merlin

Most Recent Traveler Reviews
  • Dec 7, 2016: “Great Fun Great People”
  • Nov 6, 2016: “AMAZING”
  • Oct 17, 2016: “4 days , 3 nights, 44 miles…”
  • Oct 14, 2016: “Scenic, Comfortable Hike”
  • Oct 11, 2016: “Best. Trip. Ever.”

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