Wild River Rafting Takes Over Southern Oregon Resort
(Merlin, Oregon) - Once the snow finally melts and green begins to re-surface, there is nothing better – or more deserved – than some outdoor activity. And, whitewater rafting down the friendly, yet exhilarating class-three waters of the Rogue River is a trip soaked with adventure and warm weather pleasure.
For decades, Rogue River Raft Trips has been guiding whitewater rafting trips on the picturesque Rogue, a river beginning in the Cascade Mountains and ending at the Pacific Ocean. Each tour follows the recreation section of the Rogue, allowing adventurers of all ages to easily participate.
In addition to the half and full day rafting trips, Rogue River Raft Trips offers multi-day packages, allowing groups to get out of the daily hubbub of city living and back into nature for an extended period of time. Some packages provide lodging at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge while others allow guests to camp under the stars. All “Splash and Dash” packages include lodging, three meals each day and all the equipment needed for a safe, memorable rafting excursion.
The water guided by Rogue River Raft Trips is easy to navigate for most rafters with some larger, exciting rapids throughout. This provides a perfect combination of calm rafting and some exciting spots for the more adventurous.
“Some of the real beauty of the Rogue River canyon is the long stretches of calm water that funnel into narrow rocky channels full of class-three water,” said whitewater rafting guide Zac Kauffman.
For those who want to get a little more out of the experience, kayaks can also be provided. The guides are careful to send guests into the level of rapids that fit each person’s desire.
“We really emphasize that people need to let us know what kind of rapids they want to paddle because the river has the full spectrum to offer,” Kauffman said.
Not only does Morrison’s provide a one-of-a-kind rafting trip, but the scenic route also makes for an impressive passage through nature. The Rogue River boasts some of the country’s most beautiful canyons, wildlife, dense forests and natural waterfalls, making this river one of the most popular rafting spots in the world. The weather is typically warm and the water is perfect for swimming. And, Morrison’s works hard to keep rafting trips memorable for every guest, while preserving the pristine nature that makes up this breathtaking area.
“The Rogue River allows a great opportunity to escape the ordinary, recharge your battery and reconnect with what is important to you in one nature’s prettiest spots,” said Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge General Manager Lowell Pratt.
Single trips begin at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge and end 44 miles downriver at Foster Bar. At the end of the journey, a shuttle takes each group back to the lodge. Packages range from half-day trips to four-day excursions. Guests can chose from a variety of accommodation packages including cabins and camping.
If rafting just doesn’t cut it for the next Southern Oregon vacation, Morrison’s also offers fishing, bird watching, hiking trails and dining fit for a king. www.morrisonslodge.com