Category: Tips & Advice

Our blog entries about exploring your way around the Wild & Scenic Rogue River

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Wildlife along the Rogue River

Fauna of the Area The Rogue River boasts an abundant variety of wildlife. The Rogue River is said to contain “extremely high-quality salmonid habitat and has one of the finest salmonid fisheries in the west” I find this true, though, stocks have become less abundant than historic years past. However, with many of the dams now removed the Rogue is becoming a more prosperous fishing river than many others in…

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History of the Rogue River

Located in Southern Oregon, the Rogue River begins in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness at Boundary Springs, and flows for 215 miles before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is also nationally recognized for its salmon and steelhead fishing and thrilling whitewater opportunities. A BRIEF HISTORY TO SET THE SCENE: People started to be drawn into the area in the mid 1800’s for a lure of told stories about gold…

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Flora of the Rogue River

The River is 215 miles long from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean, it begins near Crater Lake and ends at Gold Beach Oregon. The Rogue River is one of the eight original rivers named in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. The Rogue-Klamath-Siskiyou National Forest and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness surround the Rogue on its journey to the Ocean. The Kalmiopsis Wilderness houses the oldest rocks in…

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Getting Wild on the Rogue River

Writer Chris Santella recently took a trip with Rogue Wilderness Adventures.  Chris’s story was published in the San Jose Mercury News. “Standing on the banks of the Rogue River, Rogue Wilderness Adventures owner Brad Niva gave our rafting group a safety briefing on things to do and things to avoid, a reminder to stay hydrated and an advisory: “There’s absolutely no cell service in the canyon, so you may as…

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How to Poop on the River

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Johnny Partner, the Loo, the Dunny, the Office, the Can, the Biffy, the Head, the Comfort Station, the Lavvy, the Privy, and the eThunder Box The Groover is not as scary as it seems. Let’s get everyone up to speed on how it works!! When we go on multi-day raft trips, we often think of the fun whitewater, the epic food, the people, the guides, and the star gazing.…

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Best Time of Year for Rogue River Trips?

Great question! And the answer depends on what you’re thinking about doing. Rafting, hiking, and fishing all have different times of year that they shine, so we put together a list of considerations for each trip type. Rafting Trip Rafting season runs from May 15 to October 15. We’re happy to schedule your trip anytime during the season, but if you have time to choose here are some factors to…

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Packing for a Rafting Trip – What to Bring

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Things to consider when packing for a rafting trip. Insiders advice, tips, and tricks. Whether I am heading out for one night or twenty into a river wilderness canyon, there are some things I’ve learned to bring that tend to always come in handy when packing for a rafting trip. Some are already on your MRWA packing list, and some are ‘extracurricular’ items that I have found to be great…

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Insider River Guide Knowledge

The stories your river guide doesn't want you to know. 1. There is not a rangefinder for the depth of the river on the end of your guides paddle. One of the most frequently asked questions on the river is ‘How deep is the river?’. Being the ever charming, and over-creative river guide that he is, your raft guide might choose to forego the so-called ‘truth’ of the answer, and…

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Be the Smartest Rafter on the River!

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the raft, so you can have a leg up on your fellow rafters. 1. How deep is the river? A more complicated question than it seems! The river is not measured in depth, but instead in volume. The depth is ever-changing, not only because of rocks on the bottom, but also how wide it is. We measure river…

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Morrisons Lodge on the Rogue River

The first time Lloyd Morrison saw the land upon which he would eventually build Morrisons Lodge he knew it was special. Uniquely situated on a peaceful bend of the famous Rogue River, Morrisons has been hosting anglers, couples, families, and other adventure seekers for more than 70 years. The secluded property feels miles from everywhere but is truly only a 20-minute drive from civilization. Enjoy the comforts of home in…