FAMILY RAFTING VACATIONS

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Deschutes River

WHITE SALMON RIVER

ROGUE RIVER

Best Rafting Trips for Families

River Drifters started rafting with families in 1979 and your family will be treated with the same personal touch that founded this company!

Many people have the notion that a river trip is fast and furious and resembles something they see in a movie like The River Wild. This is simply not true, although some of the rivers we run are much more difficult than others, the Deschutes and Rogue Rivers are perfect rivers to initially venture on! We understand that people have many different ideas of what river rafting is and our goal is to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible. The whitewater rafting opportunities in Oregon and Washington are some of the best in the nation!

Occasionally guests try to select trips that best suit the needs of the individual making the reservation, and in a few cases that trip ends up being one that may not be the best for the entire group. One of the finest qualities that the Deschutes River has to offer is that there are different river routes for the adventurous and timid/first-timers. Although one group may be adventurous and wanting to take more aggressive routes through the rapids, the other group can take a casual and conservative approach to the river. For whatever your desires may be, the Deschutes River has it all!

We have created this website to not only expose the many great adventures that we are proud to offer but as an educational tool as well. The main purpose of this website is to offer you as much information as possible to ensure comfort, ease and confidence when choosing your next adventure for whitewater rafting in Oregon and/or Washington! And please if you need additional information or you are not finding the answers to your questions, feel free to give us a call!

Just about everyone in the family can enjoy a river trip with River Drifters! Anyone from a mature four years of age to ninety years of age can participate! And yes we said ninety! Many seniors think that they would not be suitable for the trip and this is simply not true! In fact River Drifters has a few ‘seniors only’ groups that attend annually! Our trips on the Deschutes and Rogue Rivers are perfect for the entire family! Many more common questions and concerns can be found on our ‘Commonly Asked Questions‘ page.

Many people have the notion that a river trip is fast and furious and resembles something they see in a movie like The River Wild. This is simply not true, although some of the rivers we run are much more difficult than others, the Deschutes and Rogue Rivers are perfect rivers to initially venture on! We understand that people have many different ideas of what river rafting is and our goal is to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible.  The whitewater rafting opportunities in Oregon and Washington are some of the best in the nation!

At River Drifters, rivers in general are our passion. When we are done with work, we play on the river. In the off season, we play on the river. When we are dreaming up our next vacation, its on the river. We love the rivers we run in Oregon and Washington and our enthusiasm and professionalism will show it! We are eager to share our love for rivers with you!

We have created this site to not only expose the many great adventures that we are proud to offer but as an educational tool as well. The main purpose of this site is to offer you as much information as possible to ensure comfort, ease and confidence when choosing your next adventure for whitewater rafting in Oregon and/or Washington! And please if you need additional information or you are not finding the answers to your questions, feel free to give us a call!

No Problem! In fact, there is a number of people who raft with us each year that are not adventurous, don’t know how to swim or are frightened by the very thought of water! Many times these people finish the trip just begging for more! Our professional guides are committed to making your adventure with us not only safe but of the finest possible quality.

We have mentioned the Deschutes and Rogue Rivers several times on this page. For most families, these are the two best trips! Occasionally guests try to select trips that best suit the needs of the individual making the reservation, and in a few cases that trip ends up being one that may not be the best for the entire group. One of the finest qualities that the Deschutes River has to offer is that there are different river routes for the adventurous and timid/first-timers. Although one group may be adventurous and wanting to take more aggressive routes through the rapids, the other group can take a casual and conservative approach to the river. For whatever your desires may be, the Deschutes River has it all!

Our Recommendations for Family Rafting Trips:
Rafting on the Deschutes River

Deschutes River Half-Day

Season: April - October
Duration: Half Day
Length: 12 miles
Price: $55-70 (not including boater passes and BLM land use fee)
Rapids: I-III
Skill Level: Family and beginner friendly
Age Minimum: 4
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Deschutes River Rafting

Deschutes River Full-Day

Season: April - October
Duration: One Day
Length: 15 miles
Price: $74-96 (not including boater passes and BLM land use fee)
Rapids: I-III
Skill Level: Family and beginner friendly
Age Minimum: 4
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Deschutes River Two-Day

Season: May - October
Duration: 2-Days, 1 Night
Length: 42 miles
Price: $325-365 (not including boater passes and BLM land use fee)
Rapids: I-III
Skill Level: Family and beginner friendly
Age Minimum: 4
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BOOK NOW Customized trips: call for booking info. 8 person minimum.

Clackamas River Half-Day

Season: April - Labor Day
Duration: Half Day
Length: 6 miles
Price: $67-74 (not including 3% land use fee)
Rapids: III-IV
Skill Level: Continuous paddling
Age Minimum: 8
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Clackamas River Rafting

Clackamas River Full-Day

Season: April - June
Duration: One Day
Length: 16 miles
Price: 90-105
Rapids: III-IV
Skill Level: Continuous paddling
Age Minimum: 8
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Husum Falls, White Salmon River Rafting

White Salmon River Half-Day

Season: April - October
Duration: Half Day
Length: 8 miles
Price: $65-87 (not including 3% land use fee and taxes)
Rapids: III-IV (Optional waterfall)
Skill Level: Continuous paddling
Age Minimum: 10
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White Salmon River Rafting

White Salmon River Full-Day

Season: April - October
Duration: One Day
Length: 15 miles
Price: $140-165 (not including 3% land use fee and taxes)
Rapids: III-IV (Optional waterfall)
Skill Level: Continuous paddling
Age Minimum: 10
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Rogue River Three-Day

Season: April - October
Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Length: 40 miles
Price: $795-975
Rapids: I-IV
Skill Level: Family and beginner friendly
Age Minimum: 8
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BOOK NOW Customized trips: call for booking info. 8 person minimum.
Rogue River Rafting

Rogue River Four-Day

Season: April - October
Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Length: 40 miles
Price: $1050-1250
Rapids: I-IV
Skill Level: Family and beginner friendly
Age Minimum: 8
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River Drifters has the perfect Oregon rafting trip for everyone! Call today or book your trip online!