"I had always wanted to do a rafting trip with my family so I was really excited about this adventure with Morrisons months before we had even arrived in Oregon. Of course, I was also anxious since my expectations were going to be equally high. I was not let down. The equipment was top-notch, the food was excellent, and the guides were professional at all levels - being great at conversation and highly skilled at getting our crew safely through the rapids. As a guide myself, I was really impressed with the entire operation. And it was certainly a joy to be on the other end of the service for once. With this said, do realize that there are MANY things that these guys do to make the trip such a success: 1) the permit is already secured, 2) all the equipment is organized and in working order, 3) the gear guide can go ahead of the group and find a campsite, 4) breakfast, lunch, and dinner are made for you AND there's no cleaning-up afterward, and 5) getting through the class-4 rapids was no problem. I highly recommend doing this trip with Morrison's. Watching my 10-year-old daughter paddling down the Rogue with such a smile will never be forgotten. Thanks to our guides: Stephen (Bama), Thoren, Nate, and Rob." ~AlpineExposure from Santa Barbara, CA
3 Day Camp / Lodge Rafting Trip Staying At Half Moon Bar Lodge
If you want to experience the best of both worlds with one-night camping and one night in a wilderness lodge with 3 days of whitewater rafting, our 3 Day camp/ lodge is the trip for you.
This Trip staying at Half Moon Bar Lodge launches most Fridays in July and August. We also offer a 3 day Camp Lodge trip that stays at Paradise Lodge that launches most Sundays in July and August
Camping on the Rogue River lends itself to evenings enjoying the river flowing by, star gazing, wildlife viewing, and soaking up the solitude of a remote wilderness canyon. Guides set up a full river kitchen and prepare scrumptious meals while you relax and enjoy your evening with friends and loved ones.
After one night of camping, you will arrive at the remote and beautiful Half Moon Bar Lodge. It features newly remodeled rooms, the comfort of a hot shower, a full bar, and hearty gourmet meals. Explore the grounds that include a garden and Airstrip, Beautiful property that the river bends around, or relaxing in the main lodge and wrap around deck. There is no road in or out, so all supplies are brought by jet boat or helicopter. Electricity and water are all made on the property. This lodge truly is unique. With coffee service brought to your room in the morning, a full bar to purchase from, and an espresso machine.
This trip is the complete package and a truly wonderful way to spend your hard-earned vacation. Our outstanding guides are proud to show you down the river for this unique and memorable experience.
If you are considering a trip with us we strongly encourage you to look at our Essential Eligibility Requirements double-check you are up for the adventure.
3 Day Camp/ Lodge Trip
Staying at Half Moon Bar Lodge
Wild & Scenic Rogue River
(6-11 years old)
* Trip price subject to 3% BLM fee and $10.00 USFS per person user fee.
We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to insufficient reservations.
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Click the Check Availability & Book Now button above to see available trip dates or call 1-800-336-1647.
- Duration: 3 Days (1-night camping | 1-night lodge)
- Rapid Level: Class II-IV
- Season: July & August
- Age: 6 to 106 years of age.
- Orientation: 5:45 pm at Morrisons Lodge the night before your trip.
- Trip start: 8:00 am at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge near Galice, Oregon.
- Camp one night, and lodge one night at Half Moon Bar Lodge.
- End: 4 pm-5 pm back at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge.
- What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from the river.
- Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, Government access fees.
Please arrive at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge (8500 Galice Road, Merlin, Oregon) by 8 am and check-in for Orientation, where you will be given dry bags to pack for your trip and have an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions. Dry bags that are given out should be packed and collected by the guides. You will then lock your car and put keys in key storage at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge office.
- 8:45 am – Board bus.
- 9:15 am – Arrive at the river and get fitted with life jackets. Trip safety talk.
- 10 am – River day with visits to historic sites, a short hike, riverside lunch, and swimming.
- 4 pm – Camp activities, set up camp, read a book, relax, hike, nap, dinner, and stargazing.
The Rogue River offers wonderful sandy beaches to camp on while rafting the river. Guides set up a full river kitchen and prepare scrumptious meals while you relax and take in the beauty of this area.
Camping on the Rogue lends itself to evenings enjoying stargazing, wildlife viewing, and soaking up the solitude of this peaceful place. You’re now on river time, forget your watch, and don’t worry… your cell phone won’t ring.
- 7:00 am – Lots of coffee.
- 8:00 am – Breakfast
- 9:30 am – More whitewater rafting on the river, explore the Rogue River Ranch, swimming, riverside lunch, and a water fight or two.
- 4:30 pm – Arrive at Half Moon Bar Lodge. Check-in and arrive at your rooms.
Raft from Half Moon Bar Lodge to Foster Bar take out. This is your departure day, you’ll head to the takeout at Foster Bar (near Agness, Oregon) at 2 pm. See takeout instructions below.
Foster Bar Take Out
Takeout is at 2 pm. Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventure vans will pick you up and bring you back to our Lodge. However, you can have your car shuttled for an additional cost, so you can visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast.
What should I know before I go?
Check out this quick video to learn what you’ll need for your trip.
How healthy do I need to be to go on a trip?
Your MRWA Rafting/hiking trips on the Rogue River can be physically strenuous and require active participation from each trip participant. Essential eligibility requirements for all participants on any MRWA river trip are as follows:
- Ability to independently board and disembark a boat four to ten times each day. This may require stepping into the boat, and then maneuvering your body over and across tubes and fixed objects into a seated position.
- Ability to remain seated and balanced while in a whitewater craft while holding on with at least one hand.
- Ability to independently navigate shoreline terrain, including maneuvering around and across boulders, rocks, slippery or sandy, uneven surfaces, under low branches, and around vegetation. This includes the ability to independently maintain your balance near precipitous ledges or cliffs.
- Ability to follow both verbal and non-verbal instructions given by guides in all situations, including during stressful or dangerous situations, and to effectively communicate with guides and other guests. Wear a Type V Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device provided. Where required, properly wear a helmet.
Are guide gratuities included?
Guide gratuities are additional and based on 10-15% of your base trip cost, not including BLM and USFS fees (if applicable). For payment, we accept cash or check (made out to your guide). We cannot add gratuities to your credit card.
If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.
What is the difference between the 3-day and 4-day rafting trips?
The pace on the river is slightly different, but you are still covering the same 40 miles of the Rogue River. Both feature many historical cabins and landmarks, although we may not stop at some depending on the duration of the rafting adventure. Longer trips also allow for more time spent swimming. Both trips are fantastic options!
Where can I leave my pet while I am on a trip?
We recommend leaving your pet(s) at home. If you are traveling with your pet(s) and need to find a place for them to stay while you are on a trip with us, we have some recommendations for lodging for your pet:
If you are on a half day or full day rafting trip, do not leave your pet in the car unattended. Temperatures are too hot to leave your pet in the car for any length of time. Also, we are unable to watch your pet while you’re on the river. Please plan ahead and secure lodging for your pet(s) before arriving for your trip.
Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
Morrisons Lodge is our preferred lodging location for convenient orientation and launching of your trip. It offers riverside cabins, secluded townhomes, and cozy lodge rooms. A gourmet 4-course dinner is available in the evenings, and a country-style buffet breakfast is available before your trip in the morning.
- Morrisons Lodge: (800) 826-1963 (about $150)
Other Lodging Options
- Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195)
- Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145)
- The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175)
- Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145)
- Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160)
Indian Mary, Griffin Park and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit CampLife.com/
What lodges do we stay at on the river?
What kind of food do you serve?
We provide a picnic style lunch that includes healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir-fry, salmon, and steak. They follow it up with desserts such as chocolate cake, vanilla pudding cake, or our famous bacon peanut butter chocolate crumble. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate your needs.
Do you provide drinks?
We serve water and juice. You are responsible for bringing anything else that you would like to drink.
Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. On multiple day trips, we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks that you would like to bring. Additionally, Paradise Lodge offers a wide selection of alcoholic beverages to purchase at a ‘wilderness’ price.
What do I bring?
When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring or you can download a PDF.
What do I wear?
Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionable) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or the lodge.
During the day, shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat, and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river. Please plan on wearing shoes that attach to your feet. No flip flops!
In the evening, you will need a dry pair of shoes or sandals, a warm pair of pants, and a sweatshirt or jacket. In the heat of the summer, you may just need dry shorts and a t-shirt for the evenings, but the mornings are always chilly, so be prepared with a warm top.
It is always a good idea to bring a rain jacket and pants. Oregon is known for erratic weather.
For more specifics on what to pack, reference the itinerary provided with your trip confirmation email.
What happens if I need to go to the bathroom?
On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms and many of the places we camp have outhouses. If an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a riverside toilet system. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops. For more information, check out this blog post.
How high are the rapids ranked?
Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6. The Wild and Scenic Rogue River includes rapids ranging from Class 1, 2, and 3, with two Class 4 rapids that you can easily navigate or walk around if preferred. However, the classes of rapids you will encounter will vary depending on your trip. The following explains each classification:
Class I (easy) – Moving water with small waves that can tug a boat. This is the calmest class, with minimal maneuvering required.
Class II (novice) – Easy rapids, with waves up to 3 ft tall that are easily seen, and wide channels. Some maneuvering required.
Class III (intermediate) – Offer plenty of excitement with waves up to 4 ft and narrow passages that send the boat shimmying and water gushing over its sides.
Class IV (advanced) – Long, difficult rapids, with turbulent water that requires precise maneuvering. Guaranteed to get your heart racing! There may be dangerous rocks or boiling eddies. Precise maneuvering required, and you should be accompanied by an experienced guide.
Class V (expert) – A constant adrenaline rush. Long and violent rapids that follow each other almost without interruption. Paddlers should have Class IV or better whitewater experience, and go with experienced guides who know the river.
Class VI (extreme) – Not commercially raftable. Considered “un-runnable” and have rarely been attempted due to their difficulty, unpredictability, and danger. This is the most dangerous class and should only be attempted by a team of experts.