- Shuttle from Bend - 1.5 hours.
- River time - 4.5 hours.
- Fast & active, but easy.
- Our most popular short trip.
- Crystal clear water & Douglas Fir forests.
- Great for beginners.
Youth: $89.00 (12 and Under)
Round-trip transportation from Bend, Sisters or the Black Butte Ranch, deli buffet lunch, and paddle jackets and pants on cooler days.
Most days available.
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Fast and splashy but easy whitewater on the McKenzie
Our one-day McKenzie River rafting trip explores 16 miles of the McKenzie River from Paradise Campground to Blue River. Round-trip transportation is included from Bend, Sisters or Black Butte Ranch, or you can meet us at Paradise Campground if coming from the Eugene area. Rapids on this section of the McKenzie are numerous but small, making the trip active and splashy, but technically easy. Towering fir forests and crystal clear waters add a beautiful scenic touch to this fun and splashy ride. Keep an eye out for osprey diving for fish. A delicious and freshly prepared deli buffet lunch is served riverside during the trip. If you have only one day to experience the Oregon outdoors, a one-day McKenzie River rafting trip should be at the top of your list.
|"We all had such a wonderful time on the river and your staff was phenomenal to us. Everyone agreed that this was the best rafting trip we had done! Thanks again for your help and the wonderful memories your organization helped us create for this reunion. "
|Mary H. (McKenzie River)