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 Stand Up Paddle 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 river.  The scenery is incredible on this seldom floated section of the Rogue River and the swift water and small rapids makes for a perfect whitewater standup paddle introduction.

A great way to make this a full river day. We offer a lunch and afternoon half-day trip on the SUP boards but we also offer a full-day adventure with standup paddling in the morning and class IV rafting in the afternoon.  Check out our Rogue River Thrill-Seeker.

What our guests have to say...

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

Board Option 1 - Paddle individual Standup paddle boards

We offer C4Waterman inflatable SUP boards with Sawyer paddles for all those who want to paddle themselves down the river.  This is ideal for the person with previous SUP experience or really wants the traditional standup paddle experience.  Our boards are designed by the standup paddle experts for the use on the river and are specifically designed for the unique characteristics found in rivers and the paddle maneuvers needed to travel down the river.

Board Option 2 - Group paddle on the SUPSQUATCH

For the younger folks or those looking the fun of paddling together the SUPSQUATCH is a unique Standup Paddle Experience.  The SUPSQUATCH is an inflatable standup paddle board designed for 2-7 paddlers.  Everyone stands and paddles together under the guidance of our guide who stands in the rear of the board and steers the group as they navigate together down the river.  This is an ideal method for families or groups of friends wanting to go together.  Due to its size the SUPSQUATCH is extremely stable and perfect for first-timers.

Group standup paddle board

Meeting Location: 

This trip meets at TouVelle state park which is located at approxamently 8759 Table Rock Rd, White City, OR 97503.  We meet in the park on the South side of the river, not the boat ramp on the north side.  We will return you to your car after the trip.  PLEASE NOTE THEIR IS A $5 day use parking fee you will need to pay upon arrival.

Lunch Trip: 

Time: 10:30 am to 2:45 PM

Includes: SUP equipment, riverside picnic lunch, guided tour, transportation back to your vehicle after the trip.

We meet at TouVelle park at 10:00 am.  At the park you will be introduced to your equipment and geared up with the proper board, helmet, PFD, and paddle.  On cold days or by request we will provide wetsuits and splash tops.  After a brief but thorough orientation the group will hit the river and begin paddling downstream.  The first hour and half is extremely scenic floating past the flanks of the mighty table rocks and luscious green vegetation.  It is not uncommon to see deer, eagles, osprey, turtles, and herron on this section.  This early section also provides a wonderful opportunity to find your balance on our beginner friendly standup paddle boards.

After everyone has built up a little hunger the group will find somewhere to enjoy a riverside lunch. Lunch will include all the trimmings for a wonderful sandwich and salad option with snacks along the side.  We can meet almost any dietary restriction or need with prior notice so just let us know what you need.

After we fill our bellies and have a little rest the float continues through the old dam site where the century old Gold Ray Dam was removed just a few years back.  Floating through here the guide will point out the powerful restoration the Rogue River has seen in only a few years.

Now in the final stretch above the takeout we get into some waves and those who want can try and catch some waves and surf the boards before we arrive at Fishers Ferry and our takeout for the day.

At Fishers Ferry those who have signed up for our Rogue River full-day thrill seeker will transfer to rafts and begin our class IV Nugget Falls section.  Those just on the lunch trip will load into a van and be returned to their cars at TouVelle Park.

Afternoon Trip

Time: 3:15 PM to 6:30 PM

Includes: SUP equipment, riverside snack mid-trip, guided tour, transportation back to your vehicle after the trip.

We meet at TouVelle park at 3:15 pm.  At the park you will be introduced to your equipment and geared up with the proper board, helmet, PFD, and paddle.  On cold days or by request we will provide wetsuits and splash tops.  After a brief but thorough orientation the group will hit the river and begin paddling downstream.  The first hour and half is extremely scenic floating past the flanks of the mighty table rocks and luscious green vegetation.  It is not uncommon to see deer, eagles, osprey, turtles, and herron on this section.  This early section also provides a wonderful opportunity to find your balance on our beginner friendly standup paddle boards.

As everyone in the group begins to build their comfort with the boards and builds a little hunger the group will find a riverside gravel bar for a quick afternoon snack.  Relax in the shade of the trees enjoying a yogurt parfait and watching the Great Blue Herron fishing on the other side of the river.

Rested and ready to go the rest the float continues through the old dam site where the century old Gold Ray Dam was removed just a few years back.  Floating through here the guide will point out the incredible restoration the Rogue River has seen in only a few years.

Now in the final stretch above the takeout we get into some waves and those who want can try and catch some waves and surf the boards before we arrive at Fishers Ferry and our takeout. Here will load everyone into the van for a quick five minute drive back to your car at TouVelle Park.

Trip Logistics Overview

Travel Information for the Rogue Stand Up Paddling

Where to Meet Orange Torpedo Trips

This trip meets at TouVelle State Park.  The address is “roughly” 8759 Table Rock Rd, White City, OR 97503.

The Lunch trip meets at 10:15 AM and the afternoon trip at 3:15 PM.

From Interstate 5:

  1. Take Exit 35 for Blackwell Road

2. Turn Right onto 99 North: (It is a right turn whether you are coming from the North or South on the interstate.

3. In 1.4 miles veer right as it becomes Kirkland Road.  Take this for 4 miles.

4. At Table Rock Road turn left.

.3 Miles the park is on your right.  We meet in the main park BEFORE you cross the river.

 

 

 

Accommodations

There are a number of great places to stay in Southern Oregon. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Camping

Camping options exist all over. The closest to this specific trip is Valley of the Rogue State Park

Flying In

The closest commercial airport is in Medford, Oregon (airport code MFR)

Typical Weather

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.

Averages are:

  • 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?

    To be on their own board kids should be around 12 years old.  However kids as young as 8 years old are welcome to paddle with a group on the SUPSQUATCH.

  • 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.

Rogue Stand Up Paddling Trip Rates/Dates

2016 1/2 Day SUP Rates

Price:

  • Lunch Trip 10:15 AM-2:45 PM - Adult - $89, Youth $75
  • Afternoon Trip: 3:15PM - 6:15PM - Adult - $79, Youth $69

Trip Start Dates:

  • May 1-Sept 30 (water levels allowing) -

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
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with croakies or chums