Family Rafting Trips

In Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California

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  • All inclusive - all camping gear included if needed (ultra-comfortable 3" sleeping pads).
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"...It truly makes a parent thrilled to be off to the side and listen to their kids tell others how great of a time they just had being out in the "wilderness" and that they appreciated all there is to experience, and all without a cell phone, amazing!! I have heard them all relating to others what a great bunch of guides we were so fortunate to join in with..." - Rick

Family Rafting Options

Most of our rafting trips are great for families. River vacations are a perfect way for a family to spend time together and most trips become lifelong memories for both you and your children. And there is nothing like enjoying these wonderful places in the company of your family when somebody else is doing the all the work and working out the details.

The trip you choose will depend mostly on the ages of your children, the length of trip you want, and the style. The following family river trips are broken up by suggested minimum age.

 

Multi Generational Trips

These are the trips that have the amazing ability to satisfy three plus generations of family and friends. The rapids, choice of craft and overall experience leave something for almost everyone; for the little ones, the adrenaline junkies, and for those wanting a more mellow relaxing time. Not all families are the same - for some one of the other trips below might work better!

Note: these trips fit into both categories below.

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    Rogue River 3 to 4-Day – Class III - IV
    An iconic American classic, a wilderness playground. One of the world's great summer wilderness trips complete with remote riverside lodges. Varied craft choices satisfy a wide range of tastes and skill levels. Great for experienced and first-time paddlers - Ages 7+.
    Offered May to September.
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    Idaho's Salmon River - River of No Return: 6 Day - Class III - IV

    A journey through the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states on a river with a timelessness and mountain grandeur that is matched by few.  One of the world’s premier wilderness trips with options for almost everyone - including world-class fly fishing, hiking, and varied craft choices to satisfy a wide range of tastes and skill levels. 
    Offered June – September
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Rafting Options For Families With Children Under 12

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    Lower Klamath 2 to 5 Day – Class III+
    An amazing trip for families with young children. The river offers fun splashy rapids, rugged mountain scenery, beautiful side hikes, and tons of wildlife. For those wanting more excitement we can bring along inflatable kayaks, making the Lower Klamath great for a wide range of ages.
    Suggested minimum age 6.
    Offered May to September.
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    The Lower Owyhee 5-day – Class III
    Phenomenal scenery, wildlife, hot springs, and fun rapids all in one of the most remote areas of Oregon. A rarely run and world-class river canyon.
    Great options for everyone - Ages 10+.
    Offered April and May (Spring Only)
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    The Rogue ½ Day – Class II-IV-
    This mild stretch is laced with a few larger rapids making it a great taste of whitewater excitement for the beginner rafter.
    Great for first-time paddlers and younger children - Ages 10+.
    Offered April to October.
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Rafting Trips For Families With Children Over 12

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    Upper Klamath 1 to 2-Day – Class IV+
    One of the finest and most exciting class IV whitewater trips in the west! When the rest of the rivers have have low, rocky, summer flows the Upper Klamath still has big water rapids - it's fun and it's addicting! More than 30 major class III to IV+ rapids pepper a beautiful volcanic high-desert canyon. Our signature Ashland day trip.
    Suggested minimum age 12.
    Offered May to September.
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    The Illinois 4-Day – Class 4+ (V)
    One of the great wilderness river journeys in the country - some say the best. Few rivers can match its combination of extreme isolation, solitude, beauty, and whitewater. We can only take 24 guests per year.
    Suggested minimum age 14.
    Offered spring only: April to mid May
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    Clear Creek/Lower Klamath 3-Day Kayaking – Class IV
    Clear Creek is like no other stretch of river in the country and this is one of the most unique trips we offer. The trip offers a chance to run a stretch of river that is rarely seen (or even heard of!).
    Suggested minimum age 14
    Offered May - mid June only 2 to 3 trips per year.
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    The Lower Owyhee 6-day Inflatable Kayaking Trip – Class IV
    Six days immersed in one of the most remote, wild, and beautiful areas of the United States. Six days of paddling, hiking, and exploring the "Grand Canyon of Oregon at a time and in a way that few have ever enjoyed it!
    Suggested minimum age 14
    Offered spring only: June
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    The California Salmon 2 to 4-Day – Class V
    California's premier spring run, this is one of the best class V adventures in the country! This is truly a world-class, high-adventure whitewater run.
    Minimum age 16.
    Offered spring only: April to mid June.
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    The Middle Owyhee 4-Day – Class IV+ (V)
    One of the most incredible and rarely run river trips in the country. A journey to one of the most remote lands in the lower 48. While there is only one class V rapid the remoteness makes it a true expedition.
    For the experienced and adventurous beginner in good physical condition - Ages 16+
    Offered spring only: April to mid May
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    The Futaleufu River 9-Day – Class III-V
    Join us in a journey into the heart of wild and remote Patagonia to the Rio Futaleufu Valley! One of the greatest river trips on earth!
    Suggested minimum age 16
    Offered in February - only 2 to 3 trips per year.
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