Kayaking in Roseburg

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The McKenzie River flows past some of Oregon's most awe-inspiring natural scenery—douglas fir–blanketed mountainsides, bald eagles diving to catch trout, and gargantuan boulders splitting the current into Class II and III rapids. Guides like Captain "Wild Matty" equip outdoorsmen with fly or spinning rigs and guide vistors on fishing trips on the McKenzie River, Siuslaw River, and Lake Creek to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout, spring- and fall-run chinook, and steelhead. The guides can also arrange lunch options for every outing, such as deli-style sandwiches, Wild West barbecue, or hot dogs on a hook.

54705 McKenzie Hwy
Rainbow,
OR
US

Dream Catcher Outdoor Recreational Rentals’ staff spurs off-road exploration and wilderness adventures with its fleet of quality used equipment and vehicles. They keep each ATV, RV, canoe, and kayak in excellent working order and fully stock trailers with cooking supplies so adventurers need only bring their own food, clothes, sleeping bags, and Wookiee calls. Dream Catcher’s off-road vehicles are perfect for exploring nearby beautiful nature spots, such as the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Coburg Hills, and Shotgun Creek.

6437 Thurston Rd.
Springfield,
Oregon
US

Over its 155-mile path from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, the Rogue River alternates between slow-flowing Class I water to roiling, Class IV rapids that challenge even experienced paddlers. Rogue Rafting Co. is situated mere steps from the dynamic watercourse, making it easy for paddlers of all ages and abilities to go exploring by raft or kayak.

Professional river guides lead tours that range from three-hour forays to multi-day camping trips. Though they challenge guests to brave the Class IV Nugget Falls and Power House rapids, they consider passengers’ comfort paramount. To that end, they welcome nervous guests to jump ashore, walk around the more challenging rapids, and then rejoin the group on the other side. Additionally, guides can customize tours to suit groups’ interests, whether it be tackling the most difficult rapids or taking time to spot eagles, osprey, and nomadic watercolor painters who roost along the shore.

207 Upper River Rd
Gold Hill,
OR
US