Cal Salmon River:

Choose From Our One Day Wilderness Adventure Or Two Day Riverside camping trip.


The federally protected Wild & Scenic Salmon River is one of the Western United States' premier Class 5 rafting trips. Beginning in the remote Marble & Salmon mountains in Northern California the Salmon cascades down through a rugged granite  canyon. It's hard to truly take notice of the beautiful scenery of the Salmon in the midst of the non-stop challenging whitewater rafting!  The Salmon and Scott Rivers are the two most difficult whitewater rafting trips that the Adventure Center offers.   
The 12 miles of non-stop action begin quickly after we launch the rafts. Only  1/2 mile downstream from the put-in, we encounter class 4 Bloomer Falls. Downstream from Bloomer are miles of class 3 & 4 rapids.  Lewis Falls, The Maze, and Airplane, to name a few of them. Just when you think the whitewater can't get any better, we encounter Cascade Falls, the first of  the three class 5 rapids we'll conquer.  The next two larger class 5 rapids Last Chance & Freight Train are technical and powerful enough to excite everyone.    

Along with rafting there are great hiking and mountain biking options available in the Salmon and Marble Wilderness. These options are available on our multi day Cal Salmon trips. We also offer a  3 day, 3 river," Whitewater Blast" camping trip. Raft the Upper Klamath, Cal Salmon, and Scott Rivers . Experience some of the best whitewater  runs in the country.  What more could you ask for? 

This package is unlike any other.  Three great rivers and two fabulous nights camping each on a different river, a must do for all true whitewater rafters.  This is the trip for someone who has done it all!   The Cal Salmon is an excellent 1-3 day rafting trip for the adventurous rafter over the age 14. No paddling experience is necessary but we do require you to be fit, healthy and have the ability to swim for this exciting river.

Trip Specifics:

  • Meeting place: All Adventure Center trips depart from our convenient location , which is located downtown on the plaza in Ashland. Transportation will be provided to and from your hotel. Long term parking is also provided free of charge for all overnight trips.
  • Meeting & Return times: 1 day trips depart at 8 am , returning by 5:30 pm. For all multi-day trips , departure time is 8 am and return time is 5:30 pm. The return time is flexible ! If necessary, you can come back early; or, we can come back an  hour later in case you are having too much fun.
  • River rating and age limit: The Cal Salmon river rating consists of class 4 -5 rapids (minimum age 14, excellent trip for people who love challenging whitewater and are looking for excitement).
  • Trip Length: One to 2 days,  on the Cal- Salmon River depending on whether you choose to go with the overnight riverside campout. The  "Whitewater Blast" trip featuring the Upper Klamath, Cal Salmon and Scott rivers is the best three day rafting trip on the west coast.
  • Meals: Our full-day trips come with a real continental breakfast and a gourmet deli style lunch, including; cold cuts, salad, fruits, veggies, chips and salsa, refreshments, and a huge cookie.   There are also options for vegetarians and special requests at no extra cost. All Multi-day trips come with the gourmet three course dinners, breakfasts, and lunch.

    Dinner is our specialty ! Some options for dinner are grilled salmon, steaks, and Dutch oven cooked meals. Dessert will consist of our famous Marion berry or Black berry cobbler.

    You will wake up to the sound of hotcakes or French toast on the griddle and be posed with your first crucial decision of the day omelets, eggs any style , and bacon or sausage topped off with trail coffee and a variety of fresh juices.

    For lunch we stop the rafts by a beautiful meadow and have a variety of breads and cold cuts with at least three different types of cheeses, freshly cut fruits, and many different refreshments.
  • Equipment: All Adventure Center equipment is top of the line and is provided for your comfort. Equipment includes great tents, professionally laundered sleeping bags, comfortable air mattresses for placement under your sleeping bag, and waterproof bags & containers for your possessions. We also provide wet suits, splash tops, and neoprene booties for early or late season trips. All of our rafts and boats are the best of quality, with excellent maintenance that keeps them in top shape.
  • Guides & Staff: Anyone who has taken an Adventure Center Trip can tell you that our entire staff, from van drivers to guides, is the best in the industry. Unlike other companies, the Adventure Center has almost no employee turnover. You will see the same charismatic professionals year after year. This allows us to run all our rivers with returning professionals and it assures that all of the procedures are run smoothly.  We have a guide named Jerry who has navigated these same rivers for 25 years; that's the experience that other companies talk of, but we let our faculty stand as the truth! All guides are swift water certified, C.P.R and First Aid certified, and undergo an intensive week long guide camp on the powerful Class 5 Cal-Salmon and Scott rivers. Our excellent employees are the reason we have repeat customers or, as we like to call them, friends who return year after year.

Cal Salmon and Whitewater Blast Trip Prices:


(16 & under)

1 Day Wilderness Adventure

$ 135

$ 125

2 Day Riverside Campout

$ 349

$ 319

3 Day Whitewater Blast

$ 469

$ 415

                AAA, Family, Corporate and Group discounts available.

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