Overnight camping trips are an incredible way to fully experience the amazing qualities of the Rogue, nature as a whole, and the people you are with. Most are surprised by the quality of the food, the overall comfort, and the many intangibles that characterize extended time on the river.
We are extremely proud of our comfortable camping in wilderness places and each afternoon you will float into a fully set up camp (yes, even your tent) – it is not what most imagine camping to be. Not only does it make the camping more comfortable it also leaves more time for hiking, exploring, or just hanging out next to a beautiful wild river with family and friends. As with all our overnight trips the food on the Rogue is excellent, something we are well known for, and served in a dining room where the sky is the ceiling.
The relaxed pace of the 4-day allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience, with time for activities such as hiking, swimming, birding, beach games, and just lounging around. We spend the days floating down river, the evenings on large sandy beaches, and the nights under the stars. We fall asleep to the sound of the water gliding by and the anticipation of all that will come from the next day.
On a camping trip you can leave everything to us – the planning, the camp set up, the cooking, the cleaning, etc! Just relax and enjoy the rejuvenating mix of adventure, relaxation, and the outdoors on one of the west’s original wilderness rafting trips.
What Makes Momentum Rogue Camping Trips Unique?
Our Rogue trips are small (4 to 12 guests) and led by guides with a minimum of five years of experience leading trips around the world (most have well over 10). Guides who truly enjoy sharing the outdoors and their outdoor experiences with others. Read more about Momentum>>
We are well known for our food and the guides will prepare a three coarse meal featuring local and organic produce and products. Our food is homemade, diverse, and served with a combination of style and wilderness practicality. Read more about our food and what our guests say about it>>
Each afternoon you will float into a fully set up camp– kitchen, drinks, chairs and shade (our ‘outdoor living room’), and your tents. Leaving you more time to explore and be with family and friends. We pride ourselves on unparalleled personal service – Not only will your river trip be the most fun trip you’ll ever take, it will also be the most comfortable.
Our trips are fully outfitted and include all your personal camping gear – tents, sleeping pads (they are over 3” thick!), and sleeping bags. All you need to bring is your clothes and your toothbrush.
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Our trip starts near Grants Pass, Oregon at the Galice Resort, located along the banks of the Rogue River. Here we will help you pack your dry bags and get any last minute “must haves” at the resort. We then head to the river, meet the crew, and do a thorough orientation talk. After loading our gear and ourselves into the boats we push off and head into the Rogue River Canyon. For four days we will float the Rogue as it cuts through the remote and wild Siskiyou Mountain Range. The canyon is home to abundant wildlife including bear, river otter, dear, bald eagles, and osprey.
The first day includes Rainy falls, and a hike to the historic Whiskey Creek minor’s cabin. Each night we will camp along the river on sandy beaches or grassy flats. The first afternoon we will float into our first riverside camp and we will have a “camp talk” and go over everything you need to know about our comfortable wilderness camping. In the evening we will enjoy our first dinner and a night under the stars.
After a hearty breakfast and plenty of time for a second cup of coffee we will break camp and head down river. Day 2 includes windy and Kelsey Creek Canyons, some beautiful side creeks with great swimming options, and for inflatable kayakers one of the best days of rapids. The side streams of the Rogue are almost unmatched in there frequency, beauty, and pristine state – we will take time every day to visit at least one. We also may stop at historic Battle Bar or Zane Grays Cabin. There is a wide variety of camping options for night two depending on water levels and the length of our day on the river. After another big dinner (we are well known and proud of our meals!) we will get a good night’s sleep in preparation for a big day three.
On day three we float through Horseshoe bend and head into the narrow and spectacular Mule Creek Canyon. Mule Creek Canyon is one of the most unique canyons in the world, and for many it the highlight of the trip. For a short part of the canyon you can float in only a life jacket through its calm swirling waters – there are very few sensations like it. The infamous and feared Blossom Bar rapid follows. Blossom Bar was dynamited in the early 1900’s to allow boats passage. It is still an impressive rapid but with the proper guiding it is enjoyed by generations of friends and family. After Blossom we will float lazily through the beautiful Huggins canyon before spending our last night on the river.
Morning comes once again with coffee, tea and the sound of birds in the canyon. Our third day includes yet another scenic inner gorge, beautiful side canyons and swimming holes, some great jumping rocks, and a bald eagle rookery. We will also have some of the best opportunities to see Black Bear. We reach the end of our river trip in the early afternoon. You then either load up in our van to make the drive back over beautiful Bear Camp road to Galice Resort or make the short half hour trip to the Oregon coast to continue your vacation.
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