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North Umpqua Scenic Driftboat Trips
A Scenic Driftboat trip on Southern Oregon's Scenic Umpqua River will amaze you with incredible views around each turn, abundant wildlife and fascinating geology.

This spectacular river canyon has it all, tall forests lush with ferns and moss flowing right to the river's edge, incredible rock formations and some beautiful whitewater rapids.

The classic high-rise rocker bottom McKenzie drift boats we use have been improved upon over the past 80 years for use on this famous river. Not only can they run whitewater, but in the hands of our able guides these stable boats can quietly and precisely maneuver into the smallest streams and estuaries to view wildlife at it's most prestine.

Each drift boat carries 3 people, 2 guests and 1 guide.

Don't forget to bring the essentials such as binoculars, a camera, rain gear, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and beverages.

About Our Guides
Our River Guides are all friendly, full-time professionals with years of river experience. They graciously share their local area knowledge with our clients, providing local background and historical information of the river. Not only are our guides knowledgeable and friendly but also some of the greatest oarsman and fisherman the area has to offer.

Trip Length
We run both half and full day scenic drift boat trips. All trips can be run at any time of day, standard times for a full day runs from apprx. 9 A.M. through 5 P.M. and a half day runs from 9 A.M. through 12:30 P.M.

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  A nice photo of one of our Driftboats in the fog on the Umpqua.
A nice photo of one of our Driftboats in the fog on the Umpqua.

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Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 6,000 ft. The North Umpqua River gets it's start at Maidu Lake.

Known as the "Jewel of the Cascades" the beautiful North Fork Umpqua is a classic Oregon White Water Boating and Fishing River. With incredibly crystal clear waters filtered through volcanic pumice and ash the river is a natural beauty to behold with amazing wildlife and abundant year round fishing opportunities.

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