"Truly an excellent experience all around...well beyond my expectations. Your crew was working non-stop for us--A first class service. Thanks for putting together such a memorable experience and having fun while doing it."
Catherine Carr, San Francisco
The Grande Ronde River is one of Oregon's treasures waiting to be discovered. Cutting its way through the ancient lava flows of northeast Oregon, this swift river winds through steep canyon lands of 2,400 feet and past impressive basalt formations before joining the Snake river. Forests of fir, mixed conifer, and ponderosa pine provide habitat for an amazing array of bird and wildlife along the way. Sightings of Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, and bighorn sheep await the lucky rafter. The gentle descent through this wild and scenic area allows ample opportunities for photography, bird watching, hiking, swimming, or simply soaking up the breathtaking surroundings. You can explore while your guide prepares deluxe riverside meals, featuring Dutch oven cooking.
Launching a boat at Minam begins a journey through a 46 mile roadless canyon on the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers.
The Grande Ronde River offer a family friendly guided rafting trip where Class II rapids offer some splash, but not a lot of difficulty. Our guided multi-day whitewater rafting trips on the Grande Ronde are 3 days and 2 nights beginning at Minam and ending at Troy, Oregon.
Meeting Time & Place:
We meet at the Minam Store at 8:00 a.m. on the first morning of your trip. Minam is located at the confluence of the Wallowa and Minam Rivers on Highway 82, approximately 35 miles northwest of La Grande, Oregon.
Accommodations: The Elgin City Center Motel (541-437-4350), La Grande Best Western (541-963-3100), and Super 8 (541-963-8080), offer lodging and camping is available two miles from Highway 82 at Minam State Park. Most extensive lodging and services are available in La Grande. Lodging is available at the end of your trip in Troy at the Shilo Inn (541-828-7773). They have rooms and cabins, as well as showers, a country store, restaurant, camping, and RV parking. Public campgrounds are available in the nearby Umatilla National Forest.
Trip Fee: The trip fee includes the services of our professional, friendly guides, PFD lifejackets, helmets, splash jackets and pants, overnight dry bag, camp chair, and all river running equipment and safety gear. Meals are provided from the first day's lunch to the last day's lunch. Shuttle is included.
Trip Prices April - July
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, 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.