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.
What happens if you 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.
What do we wear?
Dressing safely and comfortably — not to mention fashionably — for river trips is challenging. It is important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for when you’re on the river, and another for the camp or lodge. During the day, shorts, swimsuits, water sandals, hats, and sunglasses are the best. Sun protection is always a priority because there is no shade on the river.
What do we bring?
When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what to bring. You can also find this information on our Itinerary and Gear List page.
Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
We do not provide alcohol, but you may bring your own. 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.
Do you provide drinks?
We serve water and juice. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to drink.
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. For information, visit our Rogue River Food Experience page.
What hiking trails are nearby?
- Rogue River Trail
- Taylor Creek Trail
- Rainie Falls
- Skycrest Trail
- Dollar Mountain Trail
- Limpy Botanical Interpretive Loop Trail
What lodges do we stay at on the river?
You will stay at Morrison’s Lodge the night before your trip leaves. While on the river, it depends on the trip. However, we stay at Black Bar, Marial, and Paradise Lodge.
Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
Morrison’s Lodge is our preferred lodging location for convenient orientation and launching of your trip.
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 www.camplife.com.
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 pet(s) and need to find lodging for them while you’re gone, we recommend:
One Day stay: Canine Club (541) 507-1230
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.
What is the drive time?
From Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures headquarters to:
- Crater Lake — 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport — 37 minutes
- Ashland — 50 minutes
- Portland — 3 hours, 54 minutes
- San Francisco — 6 hours, 47 minutes
- Oregon Coast (Brookings, Gold Beach) — 2 hours, 17 minutes; 2 hours, 52 minutes
Distance from Foster Bar to Gold Beach — 1 hour, 11 minutes
How do you get from the airport to the Lodge?
We provide transportation to and from the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport to Morrison’s Lodge for $150 each way. You can book your airport shuttle on our website.
What rental car agencies are in Medford and Grants Pass?
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.