WATCH THE ROGUE RIVER RAFTING VIDEO! Half day whitewater rafting trips on Class 3+ Nugget Falls and Class 4 Powerhouse rapid.



The Rogue River "Nugget" rafting trip is exciting and fun whitewater for everyone from beginners to seasoned rafters. On the half day whitewater trip, you will paddle through calm pools and Class 2, 3, 3+, and 4 rapids. After some warm up, you will experience the thrill of Class 3+ Nugget Falls and the Class 4 excitement of Powerhouse rapid. There are many other exciting rapids on this trip that guarantee to get you wet!

This trip is perfect for anyone and everyone age 8 and up. The "Nugget" half day trip is one of our most popular and is the perfect addition to your trip to Southern Oregon!


  • Trip Length: HALF DAY
    2 hours on water

  • 4 hours round trip

  • Time of year:
    May- September

  • Trip departs twice Daily

  • Trip Length: FULL DAY
    4-5 hours on water

  • 7-8 hours round trip

  • Time of year:
    May- September

  • Difficulty: Class 1-4

  • Pick up location:
    Your hotel or B&B

  • or meet at
    Kokopelli River Center

  • Daily trips May-September
  • One of our most popular trips
  • Perfect for beginners and seasoned rafters
  • Hotel and B&B pick up and drop off
  • Experienced, friendly guides
  • Delicious snacks
  • Group discounts available

"I just wanted to let you know what a great time we had. Greg was fun and knowledgeable, and kept us in the raft! My 77-year-old mom absolutely loved it, and wants to do it again soon! Thanks for giving us some great memories."
-Lorna Conner
Nugget Rafting


  • $89/age 18 and up
    $79/age 13-17
    $69/age 8-12
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • AM Departure: 8:30am Return: 1:00pm
  • PM Departure: 2:00pm Return: 6:00pm
  • Includes: Snack, River Equipment, Friendly and Professional Guides
  • Pickup: Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, or Kokopelli River Center


  • $139/age 18 and up
    $129/age 13-17
    $119/age 6-12
    FREE age 5 and under
  • Departure Time: 9:00am
  • Return Time: 4:30pm
  • Pickup: Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, or Kokopelli River Center
  • Includes: Lunch, River Equipment, Friendly and Professional Guides
  • Minimum 6 people needed for full day trip

Out of our control: A 5% river BLM or USFS fee will be added to the cost of all of our trips.

Raft the Rogue River.
Raft going over Powerhouse Falls get submerged at the bottom drop.

A Full Day Rafting the Rogue River

When the Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue River was removed in 2011 a whole new river opened up! The Rogue now continues from Lost Creek Dam to the Pacific Ocean with not a single man made obstacle standing in the way. We are now offering a longer full day trip that includes a 2 hour scenic float at the beginning of the trip. After a stop for lunch we head downstream to conquer the rapids of Nugget and Powerhouse falls. A full day on the Rogue has been one of the most requested trips from our guests. We require that there is a minimum of 6 rafters on this trip.

Challenge the Rapids of the Rogue River

We begin our trip on mellow warm-up water, where the rapids start out small and easy. This is a great introduction to rafting. After our warm up we jump right into the excitement with class III+ Nugget Falls and the class IV Powerhouse rapid. Both beginners and experienced paddlers find the Rogue River Nugget an exciting and enjoyable ride. There is also plenty of time inbetween bigger rapids to jump in and swim in the refreshing water in the Rogue River.

Wildlife Sightings

Keep your eyes peeled for the abundance of birds such as osprey and blue herons who inhabit the Rogue River. You might even see salmon swimming, jumping, and struggling to make it upstream over Nugget Falls.

The "Nugget" trip on the Rogue is a great way to spend the day on the river if you don’t have a lot of time. Join us for this thrilling "taste test" that will leave you with visions of your next rafting trip swimming in your head. This trip from pick up to drop off typically takes about 4 to 4.5 hours. We will have you back in Ashland in plenty of time for an evening play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Release Waiver

*River trips are not without inherent risks. Kokopelli River Guides cannot assume responsibility for injury to rafting / kayaking / rental participants or loss of personal property. You will be required to read and sign a waiver and release prior to your trip.