"Our adventure on the Owyhee River was a trip to remember. All of the advanced reading we did did not even come close to prepare us for the grandeur and beauty of this high desert river. Every one commented on the quality of the food that your crew prepared. The surprise poppy seed birthday cake you provided for my wife was a very nice touch that made her trip one to remember."
Thomas J. Ravizza, Mt. Shasta, CA
Oregon's most dramatic whitewater river cuts an isolated course through the sagebrush tablelands in southeast Oregon. This remote high desert wilderness is the setting for an unforgettable four or five day trip. A National Wild and Scenic River since 1984, the Owyhee offers scenery reminiscent of Bryce and Zion National Parks in Utah. Referred to as Oregon's "Grand Canyon," the Owyhee is a geological wonderland of rock pinnacles, towering spires, breathtaking multi-colored rock formations, deep chasms, and sheer-walled canyons. Located on the Pacific Coast Flyway, it's a bird watcher's paradise! Antelope, bighorn sheep, and wild horses reside in the rim country overlooking the river. The wildlife is abundant, the scenery is incredible, and the whitewater is exhilarating. Exploring abandoned homesteads, studying ancient Indian pictographs, hiking, or soaking in hot springs are a few diversion you will find near campsites with sandy beaches. Dutch oven cooking is featured at dinner time, adding extra flavor to your Owyhee River experience. Undamned and flowing free, the Owyhee is runnable only in spring when high mountain snows melt. It is a secret hideaway that few visit, but always return... this is a trip not to be missed.
Meeting Time & Place: We meet at the river access put-in, in Rome, Oregon at 8:00 a.m. the first morning of your trip. Rome is located in Highway 95 East, between Burns Junction and Jordan Valley.
Accommodations: Lodging before or after the trip is available in rustic cabins at Rome Station (541-586-2295), and in Burns at the Best Western (541-573-5050), or at the Silver Spur Motel (541-573-2077). Camping is also available at the boat launch in Rome.
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 March - June
Four Day (Not Available)
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.