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Whitewater Rafting in Oregon

For whitewater rafting in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon is an enthusiasts dream. The rivers available only short drives from the major cities provide beginners and experts, alike, with an exciting and fun challenge for half, one, and two day trips. For those who want a longer, more impressive experience, Oregon also offers some of the best four and five day river trips anywhere.

The Umpqua River is, simply put, a dream! Flowing North of Crate Lake, the Umpqua River has Class III and IV rapids and flows through some of the most beautiful surroundings in the Pacific Northwest. The Umpqua has exceptional pool-and-drop rapids and has more rapids per mile than any other Oregon river.

The Mackenzie River, specifically the Lower Mackenzie, is perfect for beginners and families. Usually run as a full day, the river alternates long, tranquil and relaxing stretches through beautiful country with spicy, exciting Class II (easiest) and Class III (moderately challenging) rapids. Continue reading Whitewater Rafting in Oregon

Camping In Oregon

There are many great camping locations in Oregon. From coastal camping to camping in central Oregon, there are beautiful campgrounds and state parks scattered across the state. Whether you are planning a weekend water skiing on Diamond Lake, hiking the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, or just soaking up the sun and enjoying the waves at one of Oregon’s beautiful beaches, there are plenty of camping opportunities for tents and RVs in Oregon.

Along Oregon’s northern coast, camping is abundant at a variety of state parks, national parks, and private campgrounds. Enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, or fishing while camping among the beautiful wildlife of Nehalem Bay State Park. Primitive camping for small aircraft is available near an airstrip, as well as sites for hikers, bicyclists, and horse camping. This Oregon camping facility also features 265 electrical sites that accommodate RVs up to 60 feet long and 18 yurts, small, furnished, circular huts that sleep 5 people. Continue reading Camping In Oregon