Within an hour of Ashland are several scenic stretches of the Rogue River, one of the premier whitewater rivers in the country, where a family can spend a day shooting the rapids or relaxing on a scenic float.
Noah’s River Adventures, based in Ashland, is a company that takes care of all the details for you. Choose the half-day float trip if you have young ones who aren’t quite ready for whitewater action. These quiet trips down the river take place in large, comfortable rafts, guided by experts who take the time to point out the wide variety of birds and animals that live along the way. There are a few small rapids on this part of the river, but nothing that can bounce you out of your seat. If that’s not what you’re looking for, your older kids might like Noah’s other whitewater offerings.
Any trip you choose will include transportation from Ashland to the river, and a deli lunch for full-day excursions. Rafting is a perfect break from the theater. You can expect to spend anywhere from $89 per person to $200 per person, depending on the length and skill level of the trip you want.