Oregon Whitewater Adventures



April - October
Half, One, and Two Day Trips

"Terrific experience. High spot of our three week trip to the US. We'd come again tomorrow if we didn't have to return to England. Enough to make a beginner want to do it again and again--the guides inspired confidence and competence, they were marvelous."

Ben Hiler, England

The McKenzie, with its crystal clear water banked by lush forests, is ideal both for an introduction to river running, or an exhilarating trip for the experienced.

Full Day Upper:
If you are seeking excitement with exhilarating action, you have found it on the Upper McKenzie. This stretch is narrow, the pace is fast, and the whitewater is continuous. You will be part of the team as you assist your guide in paddling through thrilling rapids. Join us and enjoy the exciting ride! A delicious deli-style lunch will be prepared riverside. For this fun filled day of rafting, meet at Forest Glen Boat Landing at 10:00 a.m.

Half Day Upper:
The half day trip is a short version of our full day upper trip, traveling less distance, but includes the most exciting rapids. Lunch is not included. For dollars and time invested, this trip cannot be beat. 10:00 morning trips and 1:30 afternoon trips meet at Bruckart Boat Landing off Highway 126 and Road 19.

Full Day Lower:
We recommend this classic favorite for first time rafters and families. Relaxing calm stretches that allow your cares to drift away are spiced with friendly, exciting Class II and III whitewater and finishes with the famed Martins Rapids. There is plenty of time to relax, float, and enjoy the pristine beauty of this river. The trip travels 12 unforgettable miles. Enjoy our deluxe riverside lunch and let the day float by. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. at EWEB Goodpasture Boat Landing, where the shuttle driver will meet you and drive you to the put-in.

Two Day:
This "getaway-from-it-all" trip is a weekend hit. You will travel approximately 25 of the best rafting miles on the McKenzie. Camp on the banks of the recently designated Wild and Scenic area and explore the historic McKenzie River Trail, try your luck at steelhead fishing, soak in Belknap Hot Springs, or just relax watching the river flow by. Meals feature Dutch oven cooking, sending the aroma of freshly baked dessert drifting around the campfire. We meet at 9:00 a.m. at Paradise Campground for this delightful trip.

Meeting Time and Place:
The McKenzie River is off Highway 126 East (McKenzie Highway), about one hour east of Eugene/Springfield.

Forest Glen Landing is at Blue River approximately 35 miles out of Springfield (past mile post 40), across the highway from the U.S. Post Office and McKenzie Family Clinic.  
GPS Coordinates: N44 09.183  W122 20.446

Bruckart Boat Landing is past mile post 45, turn right on Road 19 (Cougar Reservoir/Aufderheide Drive), and immediately right into the Boat Landing.  
GPS Coordinates: N44 09.901  W122 15.661

Paradise Campground is past mile post 54. Turn into the Campground and follow the signs to the Boat Ramp.  
GPS Coordinates: N44 11.138  W122 05.152

EWEB Goodpasture Boat Landing is past mile post 25, one-half mile east of Leaburg Lake.  
GPS Coordinates:  N44 08.725  W122 35.385

Riverside campgrounds are available along the river in U.S. Forest Service campgrounds. Lodging is available at Caddis Fly (541-822-3556), and Holiday Farms (800-823-3715). More extensive lodging and services are available in Springfield/Eugene, Sisters and Bend.

Trip Fee:
The trip fee includes the services of our professional, friendly guides, PFD lifejackets, helmets, splash jackets and pants, camp chair, and all river running equipment and safety gear. On one day trips, a deluxe lunch is included. On two day trips, delicious meals are provided from the first day's lunch to the last day's lunch. Shuttle is included.

Trip Prices
April - October
Trip Length Price (Adult/Youth)
Half Day $60/$45
Full Day $90/$70
Two Day $325/$285   *$355/$315*

Youth: Ages 6 to 12

*All Inclusive*  Price includes tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad.

Oregon Whitewater Adventures is an equal opportunity service provider. Oregon Whitewater Adventures is registered with the Oregon State Marine Board, and operates under Special-Use Permits granted by the U.S. Forest Service, Umatilla National Forest, Umpqua National Forest and Willamette National Forest; and under Special Recreation Permits granted by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management in the Vale and Prineville districts.