Half Day Afternoon Rafting Trip
(Class II, III)
Join us for an afternoon of splashes and giggles. Our most popular day trip option, the half day afternoon trip, floats down the ‘recreation stretch’ of the Rogue River, just above the ‘Wild and Scenic’ stretch. It starts at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge and goes to Grave Creek, encompassing 9 miles and several class II and III rapids.
Your trip begins at Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Lodge with a hearty lunch and a river orientation from one of your guides. After splitting into groups of 6 or less and loading on the boats with a trained guide, you will float through calm pools and splashy rapids as you make your way through the lush forest of the river canyon. For those looking for a little bit more excitement, a single person ‘Inflatable Kayak’ is available to share for every raft.
Recreation Section Half Day Afternoon Trip
Morrisons Rogue River Lodge to Grave Creek
(9 mile float with lunch)
(6-11 years old)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
(Class II, III).
Our trips leave daily between May 15 and September 15. Please call or email 48 hours before departure to reserve your spot. * Trip prices subject to 3% BLM per person user fee.
- Rapid Level: Classes I-III.
- Season: May thru October.
- Age: 6 to 106 years of age.
- Start: 11:30 am
- End: 4:30 pm
- What’s Included: Guides, rafts, dry bag, transportation, and lunch for day trips.
- Not Included: Guide gratuity and Government access fees.
- Splash gear and Personal Flotation Devices will be fitted before leaving Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures.
- Overview Overview
Arrive at Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures Office (325 Galice Road, Merlin, OR) at your trip starting time.
- Half Day PM – 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
At the time of your trip departure, you will have last minute paperwork. You will meet your river guide and get fitted for a personal flotation device. We will then ride in a Morrisons Rogue Wilderness bus and head to the river for some whitewater fun!
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:
One Day stay: Canine Club (541) 507-1230
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.
Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
Morrisons Lodge is a great place to prepare and launch for 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 Rogue Wilderness Lodge: (800) 826-1963 (about $150) – Morrisons Lodge
Other Lodging Options
- Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
- Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
- The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
- Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
- Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com
Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com
What lodges do we stay at on the river?
You will stay at Morrisons Lodge the night before your trip leaves. While on the river, it depends on the trip. You might stay at any of the following lodges: Black Bar Lodge, Marial Lodge, and/or Paradise Lodge.
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 on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else that you would like to have 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. Marial and Paradise Lodge also offer 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, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a riverside toilet system. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.
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, 3, and two Class 4 rapids that are easily walked around if preferred.
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 it’s sides.
Class IV (advanced) – Long, difficult rapids, with turbulent water that requires precise maneuvering. Guaranteed to get your heart racing!
Class V (expert) – A constant adrenaline rush. You’ll see large waves, complex, gushing rapids, twisting, and spinning.
Class VI (extreme) – 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.