Visit one of Oregon's most beautiful rivers. Renowned for outstanding fishing environments and exhilarating whitewater challenges, the North Umpqua River offers an ideal setting for many recreational pursuits.
The North Umpqua provides the right challenge for all types of rafters and kayakers, from the placid Class I waters to roaring Class IV rapids. The best months to raft are May, June, and early July, depending on the weather. Later in the summer as the water flows decrease, floaters test their rock-maneuvering skills as the rapids become more technical.
The North Umpqua River flows from east to west. In the map below, and on the following pages, Segments 1 through 5 are shown from right to left to match the river's flow direction. Each segment is highlighted to acquaint users with the rapids, boating guidelines, fishing and other recreational opportunities.