McKenzie River Week - Class II+ to III+

May 8, 2024 – May 12, 2024

River: Upper McKenzie River

Location: USFS Horse Creek Campground - McKenzie Bridge, OR

Note: We have Horse Creek Group Camp reserved all week long. Come on down and camp a couple nights or all week long. As well as rafting, there's also other outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and hot springs. 

Date:  Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 to Sunday, May 12th, 2024

Rating: Class II+ to III+

Length: Various Sections with Lengths 9 to 13 Miles Each

Contact: Brenda Bunce, 

Trip Information: Join us for an OWA Board sponsored week of rafting on the scenic McKenzie River. OWA has paid for the group campsite reservations at Horse Creek Group Camp for Wednesday, May 8th through 12pm on Sunday, May 12th. Potluck and Dutch oven dinners have yet to be determined (Dutch Oven is Encouraged). Breakfast, lunch and most dinners will be on your own.

This is a beautiful and scenic Class II-III+ river.

Friday: Paradise to Bruckert, 9 miles. The first few miles are of a continuous class II.

Saturday: Frissell to Bruckert Bridge, 13 miles. Rapids are class II to II+ in nature.

Sunday: Olallie to Paradise, 9 miles. This is a beautiful section of river with numerous class II+ to III rapids. Fish Ladder the hardest rapid on this section is class III+ to IV-.

Max is 45 people.

Evening Belknap hot springs option $10 (3 miles from camp)

Click here for directions to Horse Creek Group Campground.,+oregon/@44.1751238,-122.1639473,16z/data=!3m1!4b1?hl=en

Please contact trip leader for further details or to sign up.

Brenda Bunce, 


References: Soggy Sneakers by WKCC, Paddling Oregon by Robb Keller, Oregon River Tours by John Garren.

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