This is North Umpqua River rafting at its best! Class II and III rapids abound on our North Umpqua Premier, and the character of these rapids––curling ramps, boulder gardens and crashing wave trains––captivates and delights even the most seasoned and serious rafters.
The clear and rollicking waters of the North Umpqua River have their origin in the abundant snowfields of Oregon’s magnificent Mount Bailey. As the snow melts, the water courses down the mountainside, before pausing to rest––and warm––in Diamond Lake and Tokatee Resevoir, before spilling exuberantly into the North Umpqua River. Rock spires jut from the sides of the steep, heavily-wooded North Umpqua Valley, and the river traveler, dwarfed by towering pines and prehistoric monoliths, may feel a sense of time immemorial.