Links | Oregon Whitewater Association

Websites that are friends of the OWA

Whitewater Resources

  • - A great site for information about boating in Oregon, Idaho, California, and Washington.
  • - Lots of information on rivers in the west (particularly California), good flow beta too.
  • - The largest private boating club in the "whitewater state".
  • - Essentially the "bible" for Oregon whitewater beta.
  • - Information on boating in - you guessed it - California.
  • - Committed to enhancing the Deschutes River's recreational amenities while fostering stewardship and safety for all river users.
  • - Information on the Deschutes Paddle Trail.
  • We Love Clean Rivers - An organization working hard to keep the rivers we float clean.


  • Hells Canyon Shuttle Company - Snake river shuttles. Great service and an excellent supporter of the OWA.
  • Galice Resort - Rogue and Illinois river shuttles, lodging, equipment rental, and restaurant.
  • Affordable Shuttles - Rogue and Illinois river shuttles.
  • All Rivers Shuttle - Provides shuttles for most Idaho Rivers including Lower Salmon, Main Salmon and Selway.
  • Blackadar Middle Fork Shuttles - Middle Fork Salmon river shuttles.
  • Central Idaho River Shuttles - Provides shuttles for most Idaho rivers.
  • Henry's Deli - Deschutes river shuttles, restaurant, last minute food and ice. 541-395-2278
  • Linda's Deschutes River Shuttles - Shuttle for Deschutes river. 541-395-2488

Equipment and Gear

  • Sotar - Manufacturer of superb boats, bags, and other equipment. Supporter of the OWA.
  • Northwest River Supplies (NRS) - Supplier of kayak gear, rafting supplies, and boating equipment.
  • Cascade Outfitters - Manufacturer of Maravia and retailer of great river equipments. Supporter of the OWA.
  • Andy & Bax - Raft, IK, and cataraft supplier based in Portland. Supporter of the OWA.
  • MadCatr - High quality frames from Washington. Supporter of the OWA.
  • RiverJang - A place to buy and sell used river equipment.
  • Clavey Paddle Sports - High quality river equipment sold by people who actually use the stuff.
  • River Hardware - Throw bags, frames, tarps, and more by Zach Collier in Hood River.
  • Goodwater Boat Works - Inflatable boat repairs and drysuit repairs.

Whitewater Blogs

  • Riverness - Recent happenings in the whitewater community.
  • Clavey News - Trip reports, stories, and gear reviews from the boys at Clavey.

Commercial Outfitters

  • Rogue River Journeys - Three and four-day rafting trips on Oregon's Rogue River.
  • Idaho River Journeys - Five to twelve-day rafting trips on the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers.
  • Kern River Outfitters - Specializing on the Forks of the Kern, one of the best wilderness class V runs in the country.
  • ECHO River Trips - Middle Fork of the Salmon and Rogue river trips.
  • Sundance River Center - Rogue and Illinois Rafting and Kayaking trips.
  • Northwest Rafting Company - Rafting trips on the Rogue River.
  • OBrien's Rogue River Rafting - Rafting trips on the Rogue River.  Located in Grants Pass, OR.
  • Indigo Creek Outfitters - Rafting trips on the Rogue River and Upper Klamath River.  Located in Ashland, OR.
  • C.R.O. ~ Clackamas River Outfitters - SUP & kayak rental, guided water tours, paddling lessons, 503-586-3241.
  • eNRG Kayaking - Guided tours, rentals and kayaking instruction, 503-772-1122.

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