Oregon Whitewater Adventures



April - September
Half and One 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.


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

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, and all river running equipment and safety gear. On one day trips, a deluxe lunch is included. Shuttle is included.

Trip Prices
April - October
Trip Length Price (Adult/Youth)
Half Day $75/$60
Full Day $115/$85

Youth: Ages 6 to 12

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.