McKenize River, Oregon - Guided Rafting Trips

Join us on the most popular whitewater river run near Eugene, Oregon.  This is 10 miles of breathtaking scenery spiked by fabulously fun and challenging whitewater.  


We will navigate the crystal clear waters flowing out of Oregon’s beautiful Clear Lake from Finn Rock to the Helfrich Boat Landing.  


Your crew will enjoy the changes between quiet calm sections where you will see eagles, deer and river otters playing at the river’s edge and more thrilling sections where your team must work together to paddle through the best class II+ and III whitewater the McKenzie has to offer.  

This is the perfect trip for you and your buddies and for families with kids ages 4 to 94.


What You Need

Dress with summer fun in mind. Most guests are happy in swim gear, a quick drying shirt, shorts, and sockless old athletic or water shoes.  If you generally feel cold than add a layer for water shedding such as a raincoat and/or rain pants.  We recommend no jeans/cotton clothing.


To get to the Finn Rock boat landing just drive east from Eugene up highway 126. At milepost 36 on the right you will see a concrete bridge leading across the river and down to the boat launch.   I can also help you schedule a shuttle so your vehicle is at the take-out when the trip is over.


Half-day trips launch around 11a.m. end around 3:30 p.m -- $60/each guest. 


Full-day trips launch around 9:30 a.m. end around 3:30 p.m. and include lunch -- cost $80/each guest .

Discounts are available for parties of 8 or more.


About Chad Heidtke 

Rapid Whitewater LLC

 We have been running and guiding rivers throughout the west since 1997.


Located in Eugene, Oregon we are a family-focused local outfitter who takes pride in sharing our love of the outdoors with you and giving you an exciting, comfortable and memorable trip.

Book Your Trip Today

Or Call:  541-515-1588


“Rafting with Chad is so much fun!  He's an experienced guide who makes you feel at ease on the river and also knows the exact right time to break out the squirt-guns for a water fight. 

Our whole family loves rafting with him!

Jeanie S


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Chad Heidtke
Rapid Whitewater LLC

Eugene, Oregon

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