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McKenzie River

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McKenzie River Trips

A thrilling whitewater rafting experience near Bend, Oregon!

The half day McKenzie rafting trip is our most popular. It is perfect for small and large groups, kids and veteran river folk alike. We offer two launch times to choose from daily. Morning and Afternoon trips meet at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. in front of our McKenzie River office located at Belknap Resort and Hot Springs, which is only a short drive from Eugene or Bend, Oregon. (**Belknap guests receive a discount on all 1/2 day rafting trips.) In the fall, we offer trips meeting at noon to take advantage of the warmest part of the day. After the initial paper work and introductions have taken place, we pile into our vans and head up to the boat launch. Having our office at Belknap Resort gives you the advantage and increased security of leaving your car here rather than on the side of the road at the boat launch or at a campground.  We provide everyone with all necessary paddling gear once we reach the boat launch. This includes paddle jackets (a nylon top with neoprene wrists and neck cuffs), splash pants (made from urethane coated nylon) and booties. These items are provided on cooler days or by request and free of charge. After a thorough safety and equipment orientation, we launch and begin our adventure. This is usually about 30 to 45 minutes from the time we meet.

We work as a team on the river maneuvering our way through fun continuous rapids and old growth forests. You'll have the opportunity to engage in fun water activities such as water fighting, river games and of course the entertaining experience with your guides. You may also encounter Osprey and Blue Herons fishing along the way. The river is crystal clear the entire way, full of history and is a diverse river eco-system. All of our guides are well versed in the river history, flora and fauna. Most of High Country’s guides are local to the rivers they guide!

The trips are approximately 10 to 14 river miles long depending on water levels. You are always guaranteed approximately 2 1/2 hours on the river. At the end of the trip, we load the gear onto our trailers and take you back to Belknap Resort and Hot Springs. At Belknap you can soak in the relaxing 100+ degree hot springs pool($7.00 per person), walk beautiful and lavish flower garden trails and browse our store for souvenirs, including maps, books, shirts, hats and much more.

Base half-day rates $60.00 Adults / $45.00 Kids 12yr and under



1/2 Day McKenzie River Whitewater Rafting 14 miles
1/2 Day McKenzie River Whitewater Rafting 14 miles
1/2 Day McKenzie River Whitewater Rafting 14 miles

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Discounts available for groups, corporate outings and other special occasions. Please call to get more details, or check out the specials page.

High Country Expeditions leads whitewater rafting trips on some of the finest scenic rivers in Oregon and California.