River Activities

Enjoy the Wild & Scenic Rogue River!

A Rogue River rafting trip is one of the West Coast's premier whitewater river journeys. When Congress first passed legislation to preserve America's wild rivers, Oregon's Rogue River was among the first to receive protection as a Wild & Scenic river. It's a wild country and wildlife is everywhere; more wildlife than you're likely to see from the water anywhere in the lower 48 states. Hellgate Canyon alone is home to black bears, raccoons, river otters, deer, mink, salmon, trout, osprey, blue heron and bald eagles. Fishing is abundant in Southern Oregon. Whether you are an experienced fly fisherman or an amateur, the legendary Rogue River is for you. Check out the many fishing outfitters, rafting outfitters and guide services offered in Southern Oregon.

For more information regarding the current Rogue River water levels, temperature, daily discharge, turbidity, etc, please visit The United States Geological Survey website.

For more information on the Water Filtration, Distribution, Wastewater in Grants Pass, please visit the City of Grants Pass Public Works Department.


Group Rafting


Hellgate Ride


Men Fishing

Boat Launches

Indian Mary Boat Ramp

Rafting Permit

Rogue River


If you plan on boating any sections of the Rogue River without a guide, you should have sufficient knowledge and skills to read water and navigate rapids up to a class III rapid. The rapids of note in this section are Dunn Riffle, Upper Galice, Lower Galice, Chair, Widowmaker, Alameda and Argo. 

The Grants Pass Tourism office does not make recommendations on which ramp to use over another and makes no representations, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information and data contained there to. Also, we accept no liability for any use of the said information and data or reliance placed on it (including translated information and data). We make no representations, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the said information and data for any particular purpose.

For further information about the Rogue River, please contact the Smullin Visitor Center at Rand by calling 541.479.3735.