Have been on several day-long rafting trips on different rivers w different companies. This was our (mom and 2 kids -9 & 12) first multi-day trip. Was not sure what to expect. It was AMAZING, what a great escape. 4 days on the river, BEAUTIFUL scenery, no road access after the first few hours for the rest of the trip, hardly any of it had jet boats so its rafters and hikers on this stretch of the rogue w no cell or internet. The campsites are lovely. Paradise lodge so much more than I expected. I have a bunch of food restrictions and they were wonderful w accommodations that were super tasty and filling. Our guides were beyond great. Mel charmed and engaged my kids w humor, lots of singing, goofing off, and great insight as to when they needed kidding around or on a few occasions encouragement when they were a bit nervous. You can tell she loves her job, interacting w people, and the river. Nate, a new guide to this river, knew his stuff and despite this being his 4th run on this river we always felt very comfortable as he navigated us down. Brent was BEYOND patient, lead in a manner that was fun and when my kids were solo on kayaks down the river I felt 100% safe, and a great overall leader. And a big thanks to Bama who had every campsite ready to go, getting to the best sites on the river, not sure how he does it. Staff so lovely. The food was great. The equipment top notch. Just wonderful. And the office was great w my calls w random questions before we left. ~TravelKats1234 from Salem, OR
4 Day Camp / Lodge Rafting Trip
Our most popular trip is the combination of a wonderful 2-night camp experience followed by a stay at a historic lodge, Paradise.
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 two nights at camp, you will arrive at the remote and beautiful Paradise Lodge. It features newly remodeled rooms, the comfort of a hot shower, a full bar, and hearty gourmet meals. In your downtime, you can spend your time hiking a nearby peak, picking fruit from the orchard, or relaxing on the expansive deck overlooking the river. There is no road in or out, so all supplies are brought by jet boat, electricity is provided by a generator, and water collected and purified from a nearby creek. This lodge truly is one of a kind.
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.
4 Day Camp/ Lodge Trip
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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4 day camp lodge, WONDERFUL!
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- Duration: 4 Days (2-nights camping | 1-night lodge)
- Rapid Level: Class II-IV
- Season: May thru October
- Age: 6 to 106 years of age.
- Orientation: 8:00 am at Morrisons Lodge the morning of your trip.
- Trip start: 8:00 am at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge near Galice, Oregon.
- Camp two nights, and lodge one night at Paradise 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.
What to Expect
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 star gazing, 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 – River Day with visits to historic sites, short hikes, a riverside lunch, and swimming.
- 4:00 pm – Camp activities, read a book, relax, nap, dinner, and stargazing.
- 7:00 am – Lots of coffee.
- 8:00 am – Breakfast
- 9:30 am – On the river, explore the Rogue River Ranch, swimming, riverside lunch, and a water fight or two.
- 4:30 pm – Arrive at Paradise Lodge. Check-in and arrive at your rooms. Enjoy the afternoon at Paradise with a hike, a dip in Paradise Creek, or maybe a nap swinging in a hammock.
Raft from Paradise 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.