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Wild and Scenic Rogue2021-02-24T18:32:26-08:00

Wild and Scenic Rogue

The famous Wild and Scenic Rogue. Probably the most popular multi-day rafting trip on the west coast. And for good reason too. Amazing wildlife, warm water, exhilarating but not terrifying rapids and easy camping make it a great all in one river trip.

About this guide

This guide outlines the most common run on the Rogue River from Grave Creek to Foster Bar.

Matching our data with the BLM’s guidebook is critical on the Rogue as there are many campgrounds that are often very close together. If there were discrepancies it could potentially cause issues in the field. Because of this, we worked to align our data as best as possible with the BLM’s. To achieve this we were granted access to the waypoints that the BLM recorded and for the most part have used these exact waypoints. If there were adjustments made, that is noted in the data. Of note and as expected, there is a slight variation in mileage recorded. Our mileage is in bold, and the BLM’s mileage is noted at each camp listed.

Permits

A float permit is required year-round for this section of the Rogue River. A lottery is used to allocate the control season (May 15 – October 15) launches. Pre- and post-control season launches are obtained by filling out a self-issued permit available at the Smullin Visitor Center and Grave Creek Boat Launch access. Additional permit information can be found here.

Shuttles

Roundtrip the shuttle is long, so it’s worth spending the money (it’s not much) and hiring a shuttle service. Click here for shuttle information.

Blossom Bar Rapid

While Rainey Falls is the highest rated rapid on the Rogue River, Blossom Bar tends to be a more formidable challenger. A scout at this rapid is recommended.

The Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River is runnable from 1,100 To 15,000 CFS. Sub 2,000 CFS is considered quite low. High water is considered at 6,000+ CFS. This section can sometimes reach flows in excess of 10,000 CFS, and we do not recommend a run at these flows. Sometimes USGS flow images break. If this happens, here is the direct link.

Rogue River Flow
Gauge data provided by the USGS

Based in Southern Oregon, Indigo Creek Outfitters is the closest outfitter to the Wild and Scenic section on the Rogue river. In addition to the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue they operate on the Upper and Lower Klamath and the Nugget Section of the Rogue.

Click here to learn more.

Rogue River Map & Guide

WARNING: Conditions change frequently and may make this guide useless. This guide is NOT a replacement for sound judgment. Go with someone with recent Rogue River experience.

Class I Rapid

Class I rapid or river feature.

Class II Rapid

Class II rapid or river feature.

Class III Rapid

Class III rapid or river feature.

Class IV Rapid

Class IV rapid or river feature.

Class V Rapid

Class V rapid or river feature.

Put-In / Take-Out

The most commonly used access points.

Point of Interest

These include creeks and lodges.

Fun Zone

Well known surf waves, jump rock locations, and safe swim areas

Campgrounds

Riverside camping locations.

Wild and Scenic Run – Class I, II, & III+

The Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River is the most popular multi-day on the West Coast, and for good reason. It has amazing wildlife, fun rapids, warm water, and easy camping.

Length

Grave Creek Put-In to Foster Bar is 34.3 miles.

Difficulty

Beginner to Advanced.

Feet per Mile

Grave Creek Put-In to Foster Bar is ~14 FPM

Shuttle Time

Grave Creek Put-In to Foster Bar Boat Launch is 8 hours round trip. Google Map directions are here, or you can hire a shuttle service here.

Mile 0 – Grave Creek Boat Ramp: River Right. This is the start of the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue. It’s just downstream of the Grave Creek Bridge and Grave Creek confluence. At this point, the road following the river pulls away and won’t be seen again. The ramp here isn’t very large, so please be courteous to others. There are outhouses located here.

Mile 0.04 – Grave Creek Riffle: Class III. Right out the gate, Grave Creek Riffle is a Class III rapid. The dry line is to the right.

Mile 0.23 – Grave Creek Falls: Class III. Follow the glassy V, left of center.

Mile 0.45 – First Stop Beach: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 8 people with 5 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 0.6.

Mile 0.52 – Main Sanderson: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tent and 8 boats.8 boats. Note that the BLM data file had a bad pin for this camp and we have adjusted it. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 0.65.

Mile 0.56 – Lower Sanderson: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 2 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 0.7.

Mile 0.6 – Sanderson Left: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tent and 2 boats. Note that the BLM data file had a bad pin for this camp and we have adjusted it to where we believe they intended. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 0.75

Mile 0.75 – Sanderson Bar: River Left. This is a small camp. Note that this camp is not part of the BLM camp list.

Mile 0.76 – Sanderson Island: This island is a large cobble bar. Most take the left channel around it.

Mile 1.53 – Rainie Falls Left: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tent and 5 boats. Note that the BLM data file had a bad pin for this camp and we have adjusted it to where we believe they intended. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 1.75.

Mile 1.55 – Rainie Falls Right Camp: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 1.7.

Mile 1.66 – Rainie Falls Fish Ladder: Class III. The fish ladder is the man-made channel on the furthest right side of Rainie Falls. This is the most standard run for this rapid.

Mile 1.66 – Middle Chute: Class IV. The more exciting line than the fish ladder is the Middle Chute. This channel is sometimes the only option for rafts too big for the fish ladder.

Mile 1.66 – Rainie Falls: Class V. The main drop is big and features large hyraulics. It is considered Class V. Even if you don’t plan on running it (not recommended) it’s fun to park your raft upstream on river left hike down and take a look.

Mile 1.79 – Upper Fishermans Haven: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 1.95.

Mile 1.88 – Whoo Beach: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 2.05.

Mile 1.9 – Fishbone: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 8 people, 5 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 2.10.

Mile 1.97 – China Gulch: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 10 people, 5 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 2.15.

Mile 2.08 – China Gulch Rapid: Class II. Read and run. This rapid and upstream camp is named after Chinese miners that worked in the area up until the late 1800’s.

Mile 2.39 – Pre-rum Creek: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 2.55.

Mile 2.48 – Too Tires: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tents and 2 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 2.65.

Mile 2.96 – Whiskey Creek: River Right. This is a large camp. Also known as Upper Whiskey Creek. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 30 people, 15 tents and 11 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.10.

Mile 2.98 – Rum Creek: River Left. Rum Creek tumbles in here, This used to be a camp, but is no longer a viable option here.

Mile 2.99 – Whiskey Creek Cabin: River Right. An old cabin refurbished by the BLM. Can be accessed by a short hike along Whiskey Creek.

Mile 3.03 – Lower Whiskey: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20 people, 12 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.2.

Mile 3.1 – Lower Rum Creek Bar: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 12 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.25.

Mile 3.18 – Big Slide Riffle: Class I. No longer a significant feature but this was the location of a giant landslide that backed the river up for miles in the late 1800s.

Mile 3.22 – BLS: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 12 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.4.

Mile 3.29 – Cave Rock: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. Some boaters call this Big Slide Left. Good swimming opportunities here. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 16 people, 8 tents and 11 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.45.

Mile 3.46 – Doe Creek Camp: River Left. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20 people, 20 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.6.

Mile 3.46 – Fawn: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 4 tents and 2 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.65.

Mile 3.59 – Buck: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 3.75.

Mile 4.13 – Tyee Rapid : Class III. River bends to the left, with a large house rock on the left side. Current is pushing into wall on river right, so work left to avoid getting pushed into this wall.

Mile 4.33 – Tyee Campground: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 10 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 4.5.

Mile 4.55 – Wildcat Rapid: Class III. At Wildcat rapid, the Rogue River splits into 2 channels. The right channel is the most common way to run this rapid, but the left channel works at higher water. Keep your eyes peeled for a large wrap rock in the center of the channel.

Mile 4.89 – Upper Wildcat: River Left. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 10 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 5.05.

Mile 4.95 – Wildcat: River Left. Large. Also known as Lower Wildcat. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 10 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 5.15

Mile 5.12 – Russian Rapid : Class II. River bends to the right, and gets a bit narrow. Enter on river left, and work to stay off the right wall.

Mile 5.42 – Montgomery Rapids: Class II. Read-and-run rapid.

Mile 5.68 – Howard Creek Rapids: Class II. Read-and-run rapid. Nice glassy tongue in the middle of this rapid.

Mile 5.96 – Howard Creek: River Left. Just downstream of Howard Creek Rapids, Howard enters from the left. This is a popular swimming hole, just a quick scramble up Howard Creek.

Mile 6.23 – Slanted Slate: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 6.4.

Mile 6.76 – Slim Pickins Rapid: Class III.

Mile 7.06 – Roll Over Bar: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 10 people, 4 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 7.25.

Mile 7.32 – Island Beach: River Left. This is a small camp. Often used as a lunch spot. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 7 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 7.5.

Mile 7.38 – Washboard Rapids: Class II. Read-and-run rapid.

Mile 7.47 – Gravel Slide: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 7.65.

Mile 7.51 – Plowshare rapid: Class II. Large boulder at the entrance of this rapid. Stay left of this boulder, and below awaits a fun wave train.

Mile 7.64 – Sand Rock: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 7.85.

Mile 7.81 – Gravel Garden: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 8.

Mile 7.84 – Sand Trap: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 8.05.

Mile 7.92 – Windy Creek Chute: Class II. River narrows into a chute, with a fun V wave.

Mile 8.06 – Big Windy Camp: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 8 people, 4 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 8.25.

Mile 8.24 – Upper Black Bar: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 8.4.

Mile 8.28 – Upper Black Bar Falls : Class III. Upper Black Bar Falls is littered with rocks on river left. To avoid these, enter right, but be mindful of the right wall, which has current pushing towards it.

Mile 8.39 – Lower Black Bar Falls : Class III. Lower Black Bar Falls has a similar right entrance to Upper Black Bar Falls. Again, pay attention to the wall on river right.

Mile 8.69 – Black Bar Pull In: River Left. It can be hard to find the pull-in spot for Black Bar Lodge.

Mile 8.69 – Black Bar Lodge: River Left. This is the first lodge you’ll come across, so if you are doing an all lodge trip, you’ll likely be staying here.

Mile 9.1 – Little Windy: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 15 people, 7 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 9.3.

Mile 9.17 – Little Windy Riffle: Class II. Little Windy Creek enters from river left, creating a small read-and-run riffle.

Mile 9.97 – Upper Jenny: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 10.15.

Mile 10.02 – Jenny Creek: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 16 people, 8 tents and 7 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 10.2.

Mile 10.33 – Horsehoe Bend: Class III. The Rogue River makes a quick S-turn, bending first to the right and then to the left. Work to stay on the inside of these turns as best as you can.

Mile 10.36 – Upper Horseshoe Bend: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 8 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 10.6.

Mile 10.48 – Horseshoe Bend: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 12 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 10.7

Mile 10.71 – Madrone Monkey / Cowley Creek: River Right. This is a small camp. Also known as Cowley Creek Camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 10.9.

Mile 10.89 – Middle Horseshoe Bend: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 11.10.

Mile 10.97 – Lower Horseshoe Bend: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 12 tents and 12 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 11.15.

Mile 11.04 – Telephone Bar Left Camp: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 11.25.

Mile 11.06 – Bar View: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 2 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 11.25.

Mile 11.31 – Telephone Hole Riffle: Class II. Read and run. This rapid features a ducky eating hole. Named after a telephone line that used to cross the river here.

Mile 11.4 – Mary’s Beach: River Right. This is a small camp. Also known as Upper Meadow Camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 11.6.

Mile 11.58 – Meadow Creek: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 14 people, 7 tents and 7 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 11.75.

Mile 12.08 – Dulog Riffle: Class II. Read-and-run rapid with a small wave at the bottom. This rapid used to be more challenging until it was blasted with dynamite, which was the style way back when.

Mile 12.19 – Dulog: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. Also known as Upper Dulog. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 10 people, 5 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 12.35.

Mile 12.27 – Quiz Show rapid: Class III. Quiz Show is a boulder garden rapid. Move slow, and pick your way through the numerous channels.

Mile 12.31 – Lower Dulog Camp: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 10 people, 5 tents and 5 boats. Note that we slightly adjusted the BLM GPS pin for this camp. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 12.5.

Mile 12.39 – Start of Kelsey Canyon: This riffle marks the start of Kelsey Canyon

Mile 12.77 – Kelsey Creek Falls: Class II. Go left or right of the enormous house rock. The left line is the easier choice between the 2 channels

Mile 12.9 – Lower Kelsey: Class II. This is a fun wave train that can be run straight down the middle.

Mile 13.25 – Kelsey Creek: River Right. Kelsey Creek tumbles into the Rogue River from river right. This is a nice hike if you’ve got a little extra time for exploring.

Mile 13.28 – Kelsey Creek Camp: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 8 people, 4 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 13.45.

Mile 13.43 – Upper Kelsey Left: River Left. This is a large camp. Two large sandy camps are split by a rock outcrop. The first of these camps is known as Upper Kelsey Left. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 15 tents and 10 boats. Please note that we slightly adjusted the BLM GPS pin. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 13.6. This is referenced as Lower Kelsey in the guidebook.

Mile 13.47 – Lower Kelsey Left / Terraces: River Left. This is a large camp. Keep in mind that this camp does not appear on the BLM guidebook, but this is recognized as an additional camp in the boating community.

Mile 13.49 – Kelsey Canyon Overflow: River Right. This is a small camp. Also known as Geology Camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. Please note that we slightly adjusted the BLM GPS pin. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 13.7.

Mile 13.58 – Green Rattlesnake: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. Please note that we slightly adjusted the BLM GPS pin. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 13.8.

Mile 13.69 – Sports Illustrated Rock: River Left. This is a large and popular jump rock. Click here for a detailed description.

Mile 14.17 – Eagle Tree: River Right. There’s a tree here that often has an eagle in it.

Mile 14.27 – Battle Bar: River Left. This is a large camp. This camp and downstream rapid is named after a fight that occurred here during the Rogue River Indian Wars of 1855-1856. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 24 people, 12 tents and 12 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 14.45.

Mile 14.37 – Battle Bar Riffle: Class II. Straightforward rapid, with unfortunate consequences if you find yourself crashing into the large boulders. There are large channels left and right of these large boulders.

Mile 14.98 – Haas Island: This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 15.2.

Mile 15.18 – Zane Grey cabin: River Right. This cabin, built in 1926 by Zane Grey, still stands today and is protected as a historical place. Zane Grey is considered to be one of the best authors about the American West.

Mile 15.27 – Lower Winkle Bar Camp: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. Easily accessible to the Zane Grey historical cabin. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 10 people, 5 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 15.5.

Mile 15.48 – J and J Rock Bar: River Left. This is a small camp. River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 15.7.

Mile 15.63 – J and B Rock Bar: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 15.85.

Mile 16.05 – Turtle Rock: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. Note that this camp appears on BLM GPS files, but not on their map. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 16.25.

Mile 16.4 – Missouri Creek: River Left.

Mile 16.43 – Upper Missouri / Missouri Bar: River Left. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 10 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 16.65.

Mile 16.47 – Middle Missouri Bar: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 14 people, 6 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 16.7

Mile 16.54 – Lower Missouri: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 4 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 16.75.

Mile 16.73 – Quail Creek Camp: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 16.95.

Mile 16.8 – Corner Camp / Quail Creek Left camp: River Left. This is a small camp. Note that BLM has the pin set approximately 100 feet downstream of this location, however, both places are available for you. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 3 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 17.05.

Mile 17.27 – Long Gulch Camp: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 17.55.

Mile 17.43 – Long Beach / Long Gulch Right: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. Long Gulch Right Camp is a large cobbly camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 5 tents and 12 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 17.65.

Mile 17.67 – Boulder Rapid: Class II. As it’s name implies, there is a large boulder in the center of the river. Once below this large boulder, the channel is littered with small boulders to avoid.

Mile 17.87 – Elephant Rock: River Left, Look for the large, elephant shaped rock on the left side of the river.

Mile 18.09 – Island Rapid: Class I. Read and run.

Mile 18.14 – Kai Beach: River Right. This is a small camp and popular lunch spot. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 18.35.

Mile 18.32 – John’s Rapid : Class II. John’s Rapid is a straight down the middle rapid, with rocks on both river right and left. This is named after Chief John, a leader of the Native Americans during the Rogue River Indian Wars.

Mile 18.89 – Little Maggie: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 19.1.

Mile 18.94 – Maggie’s Surf Wave: Fun Zone.

Mile 19.5 – China Bar Rapid: Class II. Enter right – watch out for a large boulder on the left side of the current.

Mile 19.75 – East / Upper Rogue River Ranch: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 16 people, 8 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.

Mile 19.76 – West / Lower Rogue River Ranch: River Right. Just a little downstream of Upper Rogue River Ranch is another pull-in. These two sites are large enough for two groups to stay out of each other’s hair. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 14 people, 7 tents and 7 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.

Mile 19.78 – Rogue River Ranch South Bank: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tents and 2 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.

Mile 19.84 – Rogue River Ranch South Bank Overflow: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.05.

Mile 19.8 – Last Chance: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tents and 2 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.1.

Mile 19.87 – East Mule Creek Camp: River RIght. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 10 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.1.

Mile 19.89 – West Mule Creek Camp: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 10 people, 5 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.15.

Mile 20.17 – End of BLM Start of USFS section: The BLM section of the Rogue river ends at this location and the USFS picks it up from her e until takeout.

Mile 20.17 – Marial Beach: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 4 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 20.4.

Mile 20.37 – Marial Lodge: River Right. This lodge is available for reservations May 1 – Nov 15 each year.

Mile 20.68 – Narrows Rapid: Class II. Read and run.

Mile 20.97 – Jaws: Class II. This feature is two big rocks and is considered the kick off point for Mule Creek Canyon.

Mile 21.07 – Mule Creek Canyon: One of the prettiest sections of the river, Mule Creek Canyon is a very narrow canyon with fast moving, hard to read water. The name comes from a lost mule that was missing for several years.

Mile 21.32 – Coffee Pot: Class III. One of the coolest features on the Rogue, Coffee Pot looks like a coffee pot boiling over. Pay attention here to not have a swimmer as the water is very swirly.

Mile 21.58 – Stair Creek: River Left. Appropriately named for the stair step like effects of the water cascading down into the river.

Mile 21.59 – Inspiration Point: River Right. This is a popular stop for those on the Rogue River Trail as it gives an excellent view of Stair Creek Falls across the river.

Mile 22.69 – Blossom Bar Scout Location: River Right. Feel free to take your time with this scout, the rapid isn’t going anywhere.

Mile 22.78 – Blossom Bar: Class IV-. More notorious than Rainie Falls, Blossom Bar is considered the most challenging rapid on this stretch. The line is to enter left and then cut back right just above “The Picket Fence”; a set of rocks that will trouble if you float into them. Click here for a detailed description.

Mile 23.05 – Devils Staircase Rapid: Class III. If you’ve made it here, then you’re probably still riding the high of finishing Blossom Bar. Avoid the wall on the right.

Mile 23.21 – Upper South Gleason: River Left. Small camp. This camp and the one immediately downstream, Lower South, are also referred to as Gleason Left. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 7 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 23.45.

Mile 23.23 – Lower South Gleason: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 2 people, 1 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 23.5.

Mile 23.26 – North Gleason: River Right. Also known as Gleason Right. This is a cobble bar that emerges between the river right canyon wall. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 23.55.

Mile 23.45 – Pinnacle Point: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 23.70.

Mile 23.54 – Paradise Creek Waterfall: River Right. Paradise Creek comes in here and there’s a small waterfall.

Mile 23.95 – Paradise Lodge: River Right. Arguably the most famous lodge on the Rogue, Paradise has been a popular step for decades.

Mile 24.43 – Half Moon Bar Lodge: River Left. Half Moon Bar Lodge is immediately below and across the river from Paradise Lodge. There is a small dirt airstrip here.

Mile 24.49 – Upper Half Moon Bar AKA Champagne Camp: River Right. This is a large camp. This camp and the next one are on the same bar. Champagne because you made it through Blossom Bar and it’s likely the last night of your trip. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 18 people, 8 tents and 15 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 24.75.

Mile 24.62 – Middle Half Moon Bar Camp: River Right. This is a medium camp. Located at the bottom of the bar. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 24.85.

Mile 24.65 – Lower Half Moon Bar Camp: River Right. This is a medium camp. Just past the long bar on river right. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 14 people, 9 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 24.9.

Mile 25.01 – Start of Huggins Canyon: You’ll notice the river slowing here as it pools up through this canyon.

Mile 25.29 – Quarter Inch rapid: Class II. The name comes from jet boaters that at low flow have about a quarter inch of space between the rocks. For rafts, read and run.

Mile 25.99 – Sturgeon Camp / Mimosa Beach: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 26.25.

Mile 26.27 – East Creek: River Left.

Mile 26.38 – Black Bear Bar: River Left. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 26.65.

Mile 26.39 – Brushy Bar: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 8 people, 5 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 26.65.

Mile 26.55 – Lower Brushy Bar: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 4 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 26.8.

Mile 26.97 – Tichenor Surf Wave: At lower flows there’s a small raft surf wave here.

Mile 27.2 – Upper Solitude Camp: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 18 people, 8 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 27.45.

Mile 27.37 – Solitude Riffle: Class II. Pay attention to Decision Rock and when you come to it, be decisive!

Mile 27.44 – Lower Solitude Camp: River Right. This is a large camp that offers decent park and cook options with plenty of camping up high on the bar. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20 people, 12 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 27.7. Click here for a detailed description.

Mile 27.67 – Yann’s Camp: River Right. This is a small camp and is not that great. “Yann, let’s never camp here again.” Not in BLM Boater’s Guide.

Mile 27.8 – Penguin Beach Camp: River Right. This is a small camp. Not in BLM Boater’s Guide.

Mile 28.16 – Tate Alcove: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 28.4.

Mile 28.36 – Upper Tate Creek Camp: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 28.65.

Mile 28.55 – Lower Tate Creek: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 12 people, 6 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 28.8.

Mile 28.62 – Upper Tacoma: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 17 people, 8 tents and 10 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 28.85

Mile 28.66 – Tacoma: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20 people, 10 tents and 7 boats. Also known as Middle Tacoma. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 28.9.

Mile 28.7 – Lower Tacoma: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20 people, 10 tents and 8 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 28.95.

Mile 28.79 – Tacoma Boulders: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 4 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 29.05.

Mile 28.83 – Tacoma Sandbar: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 18 people, 9 tents and 6 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 29.1.

Mile 28.95 – Tacoma Rapids: Class II. Read and run with the main waves on river right.

Mile 28.99 – Tacoma Rapid Right: River Right. This is a medium sized camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 16 people, 8 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 29.25.

Mile 29.02 – Tacoma Rapid Left: River Left. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 4 people, 2 tents and 4 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 29.30.

Mile 29.2 – Clay Hill Lodge / Dr. Seuss Tree: River Right. This is the final lodge before take out. Also home to the Dr. Seuss tree.

Mile 29.34 – Clay Hill Rapids: Class II. The river splits around a rock island, stick to the right channel for the more exciting waves.

Mile 29.69 – Clay Hill: River Right. This is a large camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 20+ people, 15 tents and 10+ boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 29.95.

Mile 30.17 – Fall Creek Bar: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 5 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 30.45.

Mile 30.54 – Fall Creek: River Left. A short hike up the creek will reward you with a waterfall.

Mile 30.72 – Flora Dell: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 4 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 30.95.

Mile 30.73 – Flora Dell Creek: River Right. In the 1994 hit movie “River Wild”, Meryl Streep bathes in this creek.

Mile 30.78 – Bent Oak: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 6 people, 3 tents and 3 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 31.05.

Mile 31.24 – Payton Riffle: Class II. Read and run.

Mile 31.42 – Wild River Island: The island flanks Payton Riffle just upstream.

Mile 31.57 – Wild River Ranch: River Left.

Mile 32.13 – Burnt Rapids: Class II. Read and run. This is your final class II rapid before takeout.

Mile 32.48 – Burnt Rock: River Left. This is a large camp. Also known as Oly Rock. The story goes that cases and cases of Oly beer spilled off the deck of a jet boat after it had struck a rock here. BLM has scouted it to fit up to 18 people, 8 tents and 7 boats. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 32.7.

Mile 32.67 – Eagle Rock: River Right. This is a small camp. BLM Boater’s Guide reference mile 32.9.

Mile 32.75 – Watson Creek: River Left. This marks the end of the Wild section of the Rogue. Takeout is just downstream.

Mile 32.89 – Watson Riffle: Class I. The river splits around a large island, with the majority of the water going to the right channel. Watson’s is read and run.

Mile 33.45 – Brewery Hole: The river bends left around a small island. Stick to the left side of the island as jet boats will take the river right channel. In the float guide, this is expressed in all caps, so it is important to pay attention here.

Mile 34.16 – Foster Rapid: Class I. Final riffle before takeout. Nothing to worry about, read and run.

Mile 34.38 – Foster Creek: River Right. Likely named after Harold D. Foster, a Forest Service supervisor in the early 1900s.

Mile 34.52 – Foster Bar Takeout: River Right. This takeout is located on a large gravel bar (much larger than the ramp at Grave Creek) just downstream from the Foster Creek confluence. Conveniently, there is a scat machine located right here.

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