River & Lake Activities
When you arrive in Grants Pass, there are endless recreational opportunities for you to choose from to create a unique and unforgettable experience!
HELLGATE JETBOAT EXCURSIONS - Experience the Northwests number one river trips. Enjoy a variety of trips ranging from 2 to 4 hours along the beautiful Rogue River. Dinner, brunch, and lunch trips are available and include a meal from the O.K. Corral Restaurant along the way.
Do It Yourself RAFTING -
If you want to put in your own boat or rafting gear:
Find boat launch locations here
If you are intending to float or boat on the “wild and scenic” portion of the Rogue River, you need to obtain a float permit. Please visit Grants Pass Rogue River Rafting Permit Information Page for more information on how to obtain a permit.
Find locations to rent rafting gear or coordinate a shuttle here
FISHING - One of the few rivers in Oregon that offers salmon and steelhead year round, the Rogue River is famous for 20-pounders, the kind of fish that can get your heart and your arms aching.
CRATER LAKE - The deepest lake in the United States and the 9th deepest lake in the world. It is located 105 miles from Grants Pass Oregon.
EMIGRANT LAKE & WATER SLIDE - Emigrant Lake offers various recreational activities including RV/tent camping, fishing for bass, crappie, trout, boating, canoeing/kayaking, water skiing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, playing on the playground, or sliding down the refreshing 280-foot twin flume water slide.
APPLEGATE LAKE - Applegate is home to many birds, wildlife and several extraordinary fisheries; trout and bass being the most popular. Trails around the lake lead you on the 17.5 mile shoreline.