North Umpqua Rafting

3 days

2-12 pax

All inclusive


Tens of thousands of years ago, a volcanic eruption blew off an entire mountaintop. Standing in it’s place is a lake 6 miles across and over 6,000 feet high. This is truly one of the most unique places in the world. Surrounding Crater Lake is some incredible wild nature that we’ll explore. These elements also align with the Hero’s Journey quite well.



Due to the Elevation of Crater Lake, the snow stays around until June. The places we go along the way are much lower in elevation, and not nearly as chilly as when we’re up high. June is a beautiful time of year to go on this trip. 


July is the best month to plan on this trip. The snow is gone and it’s still lush and beautiful. It is also early for the fires to start. 

August & September

The forest canopy and cool water is incredible during the hottest part of the year. This area is so remote that we can run it comfortably even during the peak months. Within the last decade though, August has commonly brought wildfires. Whether in the area, in California, Canada, or even Siberia, wildfires and smoke impact air quality. The haze also brings an eerie, uncomfortable feeling. 

This has caused us to cancel trips. Conditions do vary greatly by year. Please get in touch with us if you are planning on coming out at this time. 


Everyone Welcome

The Crater Lake Experience can be a less active trip due to the amount of driving, has several types of accommodations  It is great for those with physical limitations or for those unsure about sleeping in a tent. There are a few day hikes on this up to an hour each way, and plenty of optional ones. You can relax or be active during during down times. And we are able to accommodate special diets, including vegan and gluten free options. 

Day 1


Pick-up from hotel or Next Adventure.



Drive to Umpqua National Forest



Lunch along the way at Winery


Waterfall hike/ First Threshold along The Hero’s Journey.


Check in to Inn / Cabin / Campground. 



Day 2
 9:00-1:00Waterfall, natural spring & hot springs exploration. Open forest time. 
2:00 Lava Rock formation and “Apostasis”
4:00Check in to cabin / campground
Day 3




Drive to Crater Lake


10:00 – 12:00

Crater Lake Hike 


Drive to last Park
2:00 – 4:00Last stop on trip


Drive back, Dinner on the way

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