My family and I did a river rafting outing with Gary and it was wonderful! Half day was perfect and the trip was the perfect balance between exciting and relaxing. Very informative, and the snacks they provided half way through the ride were great. Would not hesitate to book with them again! Read more
Guided River Rafting Trips
Half-Day or Full-Day Rentals
Suitable for All Skill Levels
Wetsuits & Booties Included
Take a Thrilling Ride Down the McKenzie River
If you’re looking for exciting river rafting in the state of Oregon, look no further than a trip down the McKenzie River! We offer two guided floats where you can experience exciting twists and turns without sacrificing your safety. Our half-day float departs at 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM and includes about 3 hours on the McKenzie River, while our full-day float leaves at 9:00 AM and is about 5 to 6 hours. Learn more about our guided river rafting trips below, and get ready to make an unforgettable memory!
Highlights from Your Adventure
Set out on a half-day or full-day adventure down the McKenzie River! The beautiful scenery includes water flowing from ancient lava beds and gorgeous foliage sitting along the river’s shores.
Our float trips are family friendly and great for beginners. As long as you’re at least 5 years old, you’re more than welcome to join us!
We’ll take care of all the details and provide you with everything you need for a great day, including a wetsuit, booties, splash jacket, personal flotation device, and a helmet if you’d like one!
Our experienced guides know how to navigate the thrilling whitewater rapids to maximize your enjoyment without compromising on safety.
You won’t go hungry on either of our trips. Our half-day floats include snacks while our full-day trip includes a stop for lunch (included in your ticket price).
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Overview of Your Experience
Price per person
- Adults: $65
- Children 5-12 years of age: $45
- Guests of Horse Creek Lodge each receive $5 off.
- Adults: $95
- Children 5-12 years of age: $75
- Guests of Horse Creek Lodge each receive $10 off.
McKenzie Outdoor Center
54771 McKenzie Highway
Blue River, OR 97413
All year, weather permitting
Half day: 3 hours
Full day: 5 to 6 hours
Minimum 2, maximum 36. Each raft has a maximum of 6 guests.
Guests must be at least 5 years old to participate.
- Personal flotation device
- Splash jackets
- Helmets (optional and available upon request)
- Lunch for full-day trips
- Lunch for half-day trips
*We are currently requiring all guests to wear masks while aboard our vehicles.
Spend a Day on the McKenzie River
Flowing out of ancient lava beds, the pristine McKenzie River meanders through some of the most lush and beautiful old forests in Oregon. As a class II and III river, it is appropriate for paddlers age 5 and older of any experience level. Whether you’re looking for a mild or wild adventure on the beautiful McKenzie River, Horse Creek Lodge & Outfitters can accommodate you! Experience thrilling rapids and exciting whitewater twists and turns as we make our way down to the take-out point. Your guides are well-trained and know the ins and outs of river rafting, so you’ve got nothing to worry about except having fun!
Our half-day rafting adventure provides about 10 miles of the best whitewater the McKenzie River has to offer. We’ll start the day by meeting at the McKenzie Outdoor Center at either 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM, depending on your preference. From there, you’ll meet your guides and get all the gear you need for your adventure. We’ll head to the put-in point, which is about a 5 to 10-minute drive from our initial starting point, and then start rafting! After we’ve reached the end of our 10-mile run, your guides will take you on another 5-minute drive back to the McKenzie Outdoor Center.
For a bigger adventure, consider our full-day rafting trip. You’ll enjoy 17 miles of intense whitewater, all led by your experienced guide. Lunch is included on this float trip, so you won’t go hungry on our 5 to 6-hour adventure. It’s a great opportunity for those that want to spend more time enjoying the beautiful McKenzie River.
Our family went rafting this past Sunday with Horse Creek Outfitters and had a great time! We were all complete novices, but Nic was really helpful in showing us what to do and what not to do. […] The equipment was clean and in good order. The ride down the McKenzie was GORGEOUS, and it was a safe experience – especially important with a 12-year-old on board. Read more
Had an absolute blast going rafting with Horse Creek. We did the upper McKenzie for the 2nd time this summer. Complete blast – Haley is an excellent guide – she did a great job hitting all the best bumps & the best lines to get splashed. Read more