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If you’re looking for exciting river rafting in the state of Oregon, look no further than a raft trip down the McKenzie River! Just over an hour from Eugene or Bend, you can experience exciting twists and turns without sacrificing your safety on our popular full-day float — get ready to make an unforgettable memory!
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!
Flowing out of ancient lava beds, the pristine McKenzie River meanders through some of the most lush and beautiful old growth forests in Oregon. As a class II and III river, it is appropriate for paddlers age 5 and older of any experience level. 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! Whether you’re looking for a mild or wild adventure on the beautiful McKenzie River, Horse Creek Lodge & Outfitters can accommodate you!
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! You won’t go hungry since our half-day trip includes snacks!
How it works:
Our half-day rafting adventure allows you to experience about 13 miles of the best whitewater the McKenzie River has to offer. We’ll start the day by meeting at the Upper McKenzie Community Center at 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM during spring and summer, or at 11:00 AM during fall, where you’ll meet your guides and get all the gear you need for your adventure. We’ll transport you to the boat launch, a 5 to 10-minute drive from the Outdoor Center, and then start rafting! After an amazing day on the river, including stops for swimming and sight-seeing, you’ll arrive at the boat ramp, at which point your guides will load up the rafts, and transport you on another 5-minute drive back to the McKenzie Outdoor Center.
Looking for a bigger adventure? Consider our full-day rafting trip!