Rafting in Oregon runs from April through October. High Desert River Outfitters runs guided, outfitted Oregon river rafting trips on the Deschutes River, Owyhee River, Santiam River. We know these Oregon rivers. After all, we’ve been rafting in Oregon and guiding on its rivers for many decades. We’ve spent years perfecting trips that make your adventure fun, easy and affordable. We offer paddle trips (you paddle) for the adventuresome or guided oar trips (we paddle) for those who want to sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Whatever your choice, we personalize the trip to meet the needs of your party.

Rafting in Oregon We are a family-owned and operated company, with our headquarters based out of Maupin, Oregon, We have more than 30 years professional experience rafting in Oregon. Our guides lead Oregon river rafting trips on the Deschutes River and 7 other Oregon rivers, beginning as early as 1990. Check out our rafting in Oregon…you won’t find a better vacation anywhere!

Transport from our office to the put-in location and from the take-out location back to our office is available on some trips. Please contact us to discuss your transportation needs and the cost of our services. We provide pick up services at many of the resorts all over the state.

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Whitewater River Rafting Trip Comparison Chart

Full Day Trips Days Miles Class Hours Minimum Age Season
Ultimate Day 18 miles Class
6 Hours 5 All Year
Classic day 14 Miles Class 3+ 5 Hours 5 All Year
Santiam River
Full Day 14 Miles Class 2-3 4-5 Hours 6 April-Oct
Half Day Trips
1/2 Day(am-pm) 12 miles Class 3+ 3 Hours 5 All Year
North Santiam
1/2 Day
8 Miles Class
2-3 Hours 6 April-oct
Multi-Day Trips
Multi-Day 47-90
Class 3+ 2-5 Days 5 All Year
Multi-Day 49-65 Miles Class 3-4 4-5 Days 10 April-Jun

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We provide transportation from our office in Maupin to the put-in location and from the take-out location back to our office on some of the rivers we run. Others may require that your car be shuttled from the put-in to the take-out. Fees for shuttled vehicles are not included in the price of all the trips. We can offer transportation from many Central Oregon locations as well as Portland and Mt. Hood for large groups of 10 or more. Please call 800-461-5823 for costs and availability.