McKenzie River Oregon

McKenize River, Oregon - Guided Rafting Trips

Like many of you, we are devasted by the destruction of the 2020 Holiday farm wildfire that tore through Hwy 126 between Blue River and Vida. We've been able to scout our beloved McKenzie river day trip run and it is crushing to see the impacts to the landscape and river -- unrecognizable.  The impacts on the watershed will continue with winter rain and snow.  We are deeply saddened that we cannot provide guided trips on this river in 2021 and hope to find new day-trip options to share with you all in the coming months.



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.

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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