North Umpqua River Whitewater Rafting Trips

Nestled deep in the Cascade Mountain Range near Crater Lake, in southern Oregon, the boulder-strewn North Umpqua River provides a whitewater rafting experience unlike any other Orange Torpedo Trips adventure. Filled with more rapids per mile then our other rafting trips, the increased technicality of this boulder strewn river creates an ideal paddle raft trip for just about anyone or a challenging inflatable kayak trip for the experienced Torpedo guest. Between rafting the numerous class II and III rapids on the North Umpqua River, the group still has time to take in the deep evergreen forest of the Cascade Mountains and to look for fish in the crystal-clear water.

The North Umpqua River makes a great single day whitewater rafting trip for anyone camping in the area or visiting nearby Crater Lake.  It’s also an easy drive down from Eugene or up from Medford.  The scenery is incredible, the whitewater exciting, it’s very arguably the best single day of rafting in the state.

We also offer a couple of exciting multi-day options with camping or lodge stays after the days of whitewater.  Evenings around the North Umpqua include trips to the local hotsprings, hikes to scenic waterfalls, and afternoons spent lounging in side stream swimming holes.


North Umpqua Clear Water Cascade

1 day

Paddle Raft or inflatable kayak through numerous class II, III and even a IV on this exciting and scenic day trip. The North Umpqua River is perfect for anyone looking for some excitement paddling with their friends and family or the adventuresome person looking to paddle an inflatable kayak.

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North Umpqua Whitewater and Waterfalls

2 or 3 days

If you are hunting for a couple days of GREAT inflatable kayaking or rafting this just might be your trip. Combine the daytime whitewater with camping in the beautiful Oregon cascades or staying at one of premier Inn's in the state and this becomes a one-of-a-kind weekend escape.

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What our guests have to say...

North Umpqua Clear Water Cascade Trip

Reviewed by Michelle on August 15, 2013

“Great Trip!”

I just wanted to reach out to let you know what a great trip and experience we had with your crew down the umpqua. The entire crew was fantastic and our family had a fantastic time. Mike, Tim, Travis, Hunter, & Fritz rock! Thanks again, we're already looking forward to our next trip with OTT.