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Rafting Trips 

Offered in the evening after conference programming.

1. McKenzie River Whitewater Rafting

Monday, July 24 and Thursday, July 27
4:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Package includes round-trip transportation from the Graduate Hotel, generous sack dinner (sandwich, chips, apple, cookies, mint, water), and guide gratuity. Minimum of four participants required. $85 each.

The first three miles of the 10-mile river trip give us time to get used to the river and a quick lesson in team paddling. Just in time to experience some great wave-train rapids with lots of wet whitewater excitement. Take in the natural beauty of the McKenzie River as you make your way through the infamous Brown's Hole, dropping you into a pool of effervescent turquoise. After a few more gentle rapids, you will reach Marten's Rapids, the most famous in the series of rapids. This is what you have been waiting for and the exclamation point to the trip! Enjoy!

2. Willamette River Urban Float

Monday, July 24 and Thursday, July 27
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Package includes round-trip transportation from Graduate Hotel, light snack of chips and water and guide gratuity. Minimum six participants required; $40 each. 

This scenic, 6-mile urban float takes you on a section of river with calm pools and very mild ripples. You will several opportunities to jump in and cool off. On this casual float, you may see a variety of birds and may even spot a deer.

Tips for the Trips

  • Dress to get wet! Shorts, t-shirt, appropriate footwear (sneakers, water shoes, river sandals. Flip flops will do in a pinch.)
  • Nice to have: hat or visor, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • For after the trip: big towel and jacket or sweatshirt 

How to Register

To pre-register: contact Jonnie Helfrich
A. Helfrich Outfitter, LLC 

To register and pay at the conference: stop by the welcome information table near conference registration on Monday, July 24 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Your sandwich order will be taken when you register.