North Umpqua Premier

The North Umpqua Premier is a favorite with our most avid guests and our guides! This bucket list trip takes you deep into the heart of the North Umpqua Valley for an unforgettable ride down the North Umpqua River. Enjoy the scenery–old growth forest and towering rock spires–and of course, lots of energetic whitewater!

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.

The North Umpqua Premier is convenient to Bend and Sunriver. Guests may also join us at the put in at the Boulder Flat Campground.