North Umpqua River

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 than our other rafting trips, the high-level technicality of this river creates an ideal paddle raft trip 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 look for fish in the crystal clear water.

The North Umpqua River makes a great single day whitewater rafting trip for those 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 is exciting, and it’s arguably the best single day of rafting in the state.

We also offer a 2-day trip, so you can more fully explore the incredible North Umpqua River and the hidden treasures surrounding it.  This trip can include visits to the local hot springs, hikes to scenic waterfalls, and afternoons spent lounging in riverside swimming holes.  For evening options you can camp, stay in cabins, or stay in a luxury glamping tent.

Land Acknowledgement

We want to respectfully acknowledge the Cow Creek Band and the Upper Umpqua Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians (“Tribe” or “Cow Creek”), who have stewarded these lands since time immemorial.

We want to further acknowledge the Tribe’s deep cultural and spiritual connection to these lands in addition to its entire interest and ancestral areas, which includes over 6 million acres located within the Rogue and Umpqua River Watersheds. These lands and the vibrant resources within them have been important since time immemorial and will continue to be a vibrant part of Tribe’s cultural identity for generations to come.

  • 1-Day North Umpqua Rafting Trip

    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 single day trip is packed with whitewater in the bottom of one of Oregon’s most scenic river gorges.  Sign up today for one Oregon’s best single day rafting trips.

  • North Umpqua Whitewater 2-day Trip

    If you are hunting for a couple days of GREAT inflatable kayaking or rafting this just might be your trip. Spend two days crashing through waves on the busy Umpqua and your night between exploring the area and either camping, Glamping, or staying in a cabin.

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