North Umpqua River &
Exploring Crater Lake:


The Wild & Scenic North Umpqua River is a favorite Oregon whitewater adventure that is an excellent choice for all rafting and outdoor enthusiasts. Starting it's headwaters in the Cascade Mountains near Crater Lake National Park the emerald green water flows through a magnificent canyon lined by towering old growth Douglas fir trees. The two day overnight trip is the best way to experience everything the North Umpqua offers from rafting, world class steelhead fly fishing, hot springs, and beautiful waterfalls. On a two day trip you will encounter 25 significant rapids from Pinball, Surprise Island, Boulder Hole and many more continuous class 3 rapids. On our three day trip we include a tour of nearby Crater Lake National Park.

If you are interested in fishing, our guides will be happy to show you why the North Umpqua is famous for its world summer run steelhead, and excellent trout fly fishing. Make sure to bring a camera on your North Umpqua trip wildlife including; deer, black bear, and ospreys are consistently spotted on the North Umpqua trip. There are many great hikes including hot springs on short off river excursions along the river. Whether it's the whitewater, world class fishing, Steamboat Inn, scenery, Crater Lake, or wildlife encounters that bring you to float the North Umpqua with the Adventure Center were sure you will enjoy them all and leave understanding why the word Umpqua derived from a Native American word for SATISFIED.

Full Day Trip

While the 2 day trip is the best way to experience the North Umpqua our 1 day trip is great for rafters with limited time frames or budgets. On our one day trips you will raft 12 miles and encounter the best whitewater the river offers Pinball, Weird Weir, and all of the great ones.

Two Day Whitewater

On our two day trip we continue downstream after a gourmet dinner under the stars with fresh caught steelhead, and trout while enjoying the campfire. Also available is the lodging package where we will stay at the luxury Steamboat Inn on the banks of the North Umpqua. The Steamboat Inn is famous for its incredible cuisine and riverside cabins.

Three Day Crater Lake Tour

We also offer a three day Crater Lake tour packages where on day three we tour 286' Watson Falls, the 3rd highest in Oregon and visit beautiful Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy the stunning view of Crater Lake and choose between a boat ride in Crater Lake or a hiking trial above the Lake. After your activity we meet back again and have lunch at the Lodge overlooking the lake then return back to Ashland. You can't go wrong with any of our North Umpqua trip options all of us at the Adventure Center look forward to seeing you on the river.

Trip Specifics:

  • Meeting place: All Adventure Center trips depart from our convenient location downtown on the plaza in Ashland. Transportation will be provided to and from your hotel or place of lodging free of charge. For a discount on trip price on the North Umpqua you can also meet us off I-5 near Roseburg. Long term parking is also provided free of charge for all overnight trips.
  • Meeting & Return times: Full day trips depart at 7:00 am and return by 6:30 p.m. For all multi-day trips, departure time is 7 am and return time is 5:30 pm. The return time on all multi-day trips is flexible. If necessary, you can come back early or we can come back an hour later if your having too much fun.
  • River rating and age limit: The North Umpqua River rating consists of class 3 rapids (minimum age 7 years old). There is different stretches of river on the North Umpqua you can request for a world class fishing experience.
  • Trip Length: 1 day to 3 days depending on how much time you want to spend on the river and touring nearby Crater Lake National Park.
  • 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, halibut, sturgeon, 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, and 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 one particular guide 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.
North Umpqua & Crater Lake Tour Prices


(16 & under)

Full Day Experience

$ 139

$ 125

2 Day Riverside Campout

$ 349

$ 319

2 Day with Lodging riverside
at Steamboat Inn
3 Day Riverside Camping
Crater Lake Tour package
3 Day Crater Lake Tour Package With Lodging at Steamboat Inn

AAA, Family, Corporate and Group discounts available