Splash and giggle, relax and enjoy. Rattlesnake Run on the Rogue River is a great opportunity to spend some white water rafting time in Southern Oregon on the river soaking up the rays and the scenery. The scenic Rogue River plays host to many birds and wildlife so keep an eye open for nature’s entertainment.
On River Time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours
River Mileage: 6 miles
Age requirements: 4+
Cost: $89 ages 10+, $79 ages 4 to 9
Difficulty: I, II and III Class rapids / beginner
Trips include guide, transportation from The Ranch, and rafting gear.
The Rattlesnake white water rafting run begins at Dodge Bridge. Rafters begin with some gentle wave trains, a calm sun soaking stretch and then paddle forward to a class II rapid. Rapids are rated 1 to 6 with 6 being the most difficult. After another wave train, your guide will prepare you for rattlesnake, a class III rapid that has a bit of bite to it. Finish up the day with some more sun soaking stretches before taking out at Touvelle State Park. The park is located at the foot of the geologically prominent Table Rocks.
Rattlesnake Run is a half-day Southern Oregon white water rafting trip and is appropriate for beginners and families or anyone hoping for a relaxing day on the river. Children must be four or older. This run is a very mellow float trip with some wave trains and a few class 2 and one class 3 rapid and can vary with water level. On water time is about 2 hours.
Try a kayak! Your guide can bring along inflatable two-man kayaks for this trip. This works well for families looking for a mixture of excitement. Those who simply want the relaxation and stability the raft provides can enjoy the view from there. Others seeking a bit more heart pumping can kayak the riffles and wave trains. Kayaks are inflatable, forgiving and do NOT require you to “roll” if you tip over. They are fairly easy to get the hang of and a whole lot of fun.