Rec Stretch Rogue
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Rec Stretch Rogue River Rafting Guide
The “Rec Stretch” of the Rogue is the immediate section above the Wild and Scenic corridor of the Rogue River. This section is done either as a mellow full day and shorter or as an add-on to the multi-day portion of the Rogue as it feeds right into it.
This guidebook is for the Rec Stretch section of the Rogue River. Click here for the Wild and Scenic Rogue River guidebook.
Based in Southern Oregon, Indigo Creek Outfitters is our preferred partner for the Rogue river. In addition to the Rogue they operate on the Upper and Lower Klamath and Nugget section of the Rogue. Learn more about Indigo Creek Outfitters.
Rec Stretch & the Wild and Scenic Rogue
Many boaters will put-in on this section to extend their Wild and Scenic Rogue trip or to avoid congestion at the Grave Creek boat launch. Keep in mind, your Wild and Scenic Rogue permit must be picked up the day of your permit launch at the Smullin Visitor Center. Logistically, the simplest way to do this is to drive to the Visitor Center with your equipment, have them check over the required items, issue the permit and then drive to your preferred put-in location and start the trip. If you float to the Visitor Center prior to getting your permit, you may have to hike the required items up to the ranger for them to check.
Rec Stretch – Class II
The Rec Stretch is located just upstream of the Wild & Scenic section of the Rogue. This section offers wonderful scenery and numerous Class II rapids to enjoy. It is a much mellower alternative to the Wild & Scenic scenic section, and does not require a permit. Some boaters will add this section to a Wild & Scenic Rogue trip, but it can also be enjoyed as a full day or a half day trip.