Rogue River Stand Up Paddling Trip
Rogue Stand Up Paddling Trip Summary
Standup Paddle boarding is the newest and fastest growing thing in paddle sports. No doubt you have seen these Standup paddlers (SUPers) out on your local lake or ocean break. In the last couple years companies have started making boards specifically for the river. With the invention of river specific SUP boards, it’s time to take the most popular thing in paddle sports and try some SUPing on the Rogue River.
Come out for this introduction to whitewater SUPing and get a few hours paddling around on river specific boards in a beginner friendly section of the Rogue River. The scenery is incredible on this seldom floated section of the river and the swift water and small rapids makes for a perfect whitewater SUPing introduction.
A great way to make this a full river day. Go on the SUP trip in the morning and connect with the afternoon Nugget Falls Class IV rafting trip.
What our guests have to say...
Rogue Stand Up Paddling Trip
Reviewed by garyca on August 10, 2014
“Great day on the Rogue River”
This was our second Orange Torpedo Rogue River rafting trip. This is a professional business with great equipment. Our guide was Trevor our friends had Brian; both college students. The guides were terrific. This day was well spent enjoying rafting rapids on the Rogue. Good value for your money.
Rogue Stand Up Paddling Trip Itinerary
Trip Logistics Overview
From our meeting location we will drive you in our vehicle to the trip launching point. From here we will paddle our way downriver to the takeout point. From the takeout we will return everyone to their vehicles.
Detailed Itinerary for the 2015 season SUPing trips is coming soon. Check back soon for more details.
Travel Information for the Rogue Stand Up Paddling
Where to Meet Orange Torpedo Trips
You can meet us at one of two locations:
1. Our shop in Merlin Oregon.
Address: 210 Merlin RD. Merlin, OR. 97532
Directions: Exit I-5 at Exit 61. Turn left (west) and go 3.2 miles on Merlin Rd. We are on the right hand side just before the lil Pantry market.
2. Gold Hill Sports Park Boat Ramp.
Directions: Take I-5 to exit 40 at Gold Hill. If driving north on I-5 turn right when exiting Interstate, if south take a left when exiting. At first stop sign, (Blackwell Rd – hwy 99) turn left and cross the river. Follow road .4 miles to first right at Dardanelles st. Cross railroad tracks and follow road to the right at the stop sign. Follow Road 1/2 mile until you see a boat ramp sign on your left, then turn to your right. We will meet you in the parking lot. If you pass a baseball field you have gone 1/10th of a mile too far.
There are a number of great places to stay in Southern Oregon. Here are just a few of our favorites.
- Redwood Motel Grants Pass Oregon 888-535-8824 (recommended)
- Holiday Inn Express Grants Pass Oregon 541-471-6144
- Bybee Historic Inn Jacksonville Oregon 877-292-3374 (tell them you are with OTT for a discount)
- Flery Manor Grants Pass Oregon 541-476-3591 (Award Winning)
- Shiloh Inn Grants Pass Oregon 541-479-8391
- La Quinta Inn Grants Pass Oregon 541-472-1808
Camping options exist all over. The closest to this specific trip is Valley of the Rogue State Park
The closest commercial airport is in Medford, Oregon (airport code MFR)
Typical weather in Southern Oregon in the summers is perfect for rafting trips. May and June can occasionally have a little wetter weather but it’s not a problem. We have all the gear to make even the rainiest of days a great trip.
- May · High (F) 73 Low (F) 46 - Avg. rainfall 1.31 in
- June · High (F) 82 Low (F) 52 - Avg. rainfall 0.62 in
- July · High (F) 91 Low (F) 57 - Avg. rainfall 0.28 in
- August · High (F) 91 Low (F) 57 - Avg. rainfall 0.4 in
- September · High (F) 84 Low (F) 50 - Avg. rainfall 0.57 in
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the youngest age of kids you take on this trip?
Due to the physical nature of this trip we have found it’s best if kids are 12 years old and older.
Q: How hard is this?
If you have never been on a standup paddle board before this will likely be a little harder than you expect. In the swifter current we recommend people start off staying on their knees as they build their comfort on the board. It’s highly likely you will spend time falling off the board on the trip, but hey, that’s part of the fun.
Q: Gratuity, is it common to give tips and how much?
Gratuity is certainly appreciated but by no means required. At the conclusion of a trip please just give any gratuity to the head guide who will divide it evenly among the crew.
Q: What if I get in over my head?
No worries. We always have a raft accompany the group carrying the snacks, taking pictures (which you get for free) and most importantly it’s available for you to hop and ride if you decide SUPing is not for you. It’s very rare that happens, it’s there for you just in case.
Rogue Stand Up Paddling Trip Rates/Dates
2015 SUP rates
Please check back soon for all the updated 2015 information.
Rogue Stand Up Paddling Trip Packing List
For these quick SUP trips you don’t need much to have a great time, but having the right gear makes it just that much more fun.
What to pack
- Swim Attire
- Water shoes or sandals
- Water Bottle
- Sunglasses with croakies or chums