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Guided Overnight and Day Packrafting Trips & Tours in Oregon, USA

If you, like us, long for vast stretches of wilderness, love being on the river, and don't mind getting a little wet- these are the trips for you. These are not whitewater rafting trips. These are trips on class I-II water where you and your guides (or our mules) carry packrafts, ultralight packable inflatable boats, into Eastern Oregon's wild country. From there, hop in your boat for a multi-day backcountry paddle through country only accessible by raft. 

Trips generally run from June - October. We run a range of trips from easy day trips to multi-day rugged expeditions. Use the button below to start the conversation with our team as we chose the right water for you based on the season of your request and expertise.

What to Expect:

Probably 90% of packrafting happens in Alaska. Eastern Oregon is our little secret. When you contact us we'll put together a trip proposal based upon the time of year you want to come, your paddling expertise, trip length request, and other factors. Lucky for us, we have a host of options to choose from. 

The afternoon before your trip, meet your local guides in the small cowboy town of La Grande, OR for a pre-trip educational session on the water. Get to know your guides, your boats, explore the map, learn about your adventure to come, and finish if off with a your choice of complimentary libation at the local pub.


On the day of departure, your guides will meet you at your accommodation for complimentary pick up in Sully, our adventure van. If you've opted for a mule pack trip, we'll give all the gear to our expert mule packer and meet them at our first camp location and launch spot on the river, usually a 5-8 mile hike in. 

It's on the water from here on out. Expect class I-II water, fishing breaks, and expert guiding through never before seen parts of Oregon's largest wilderness. 

At camp each night, your professional local guides turn into expert fun facilitators and chefs, serving hand crafted appetizers, cocktails, and gourmet campfire cooked meals, all sourced from hyper local ingredients.

pack raft tours in Oregon USA
A note from Dan, the owner:

Hey adventurer. Our goal at Go Wild is to make the wilderness accessible, fun, and to inspire every single person that comes on one of our trips. We take the utmost care to make sure you and yours are comfortable, safe, and well fed. We allow time on our trips for relaxing under the pines, gazing at the stars, and jumping into alpine lakes. That's the stuff of memories. That's the stuff of the soul. We'll guide you from the very first email so that the entire process is as easy as can be and you can get to ditching the phone and connecting with the nature that surrounds you, your friends and family, and yourself.

Sincerely, 
                 
Dan

General Details

Locations:
All camp locations are located in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. All tours depart from Baker City or La Grande, OR. Expect impressive scenery, vast stretches of wilderness, crystal clear alpine rivers, and endless beauty. 

Inclusions:

  • local, professional, naturalist guides

  • camp chef & bartender

  • optional mule packer to carry 30lbs of personal gear per person

  • all meals, beverages & cocktail package

  • all camp / hike / float gear- packrafts & accessories, PFDs, tents, group gear, kitchen, etc. (excluding sleeping bags)

    • we'll send you a packing list upon booking

    • we use high quality, ultralight MSR packrafts. See our about page for more info. 

  • camp games, activities- we are professional wilderness fun facilitators

  • professional photographer & download link to photos

  • meet & greet evening before

  • endless adventure, new friends, an experience of a lifetime


Exclusions:

  • transportation to and from Eastern Oregon

    • contact us if you need this arranged​

  • lodging before / after wilderness trip, if desired

    • contact us for local discounts and recommendations​

  • sleeping bag (rent for $40/person), day pack, water bottle, good hiking shoes/boots

 
Difficulty:
We try to make all of our trips as accessible as possible. Packraft trips are likely our most rigorous trips as they require you to both hike miles into the wilderness, get in and out of inflatable boats, and maneuver on the water. Please contact us with any hesitations. 

Nearest Airports:
BOI- Boise International, Boise, ID, 2.5 hours / PDT- Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, Pendleton, OR, 1.5 hours

The Typical Itinerary:
Day Before Departure: Meet your guides in La Grande, OR for a meet and greet and short on-water session to familiarize yourself with our boats, paddling techniques and what to expect. 
Day 1: Depart Baker City / La Grande OR for a 1 hr drive to the trailhead. Our hike leads us into the wilderness where a private camp awaits.
Day 2: Hit the water early after packing up camp. Cover 5-10 river miles. 
Day 3: Cover 5-10 river miles. 
Day 4: Cover 5-10 river miles to meet your shuttle at the river's end.

The Fine Print:

  • $500 deposit due at time of booking. Due to the nature of our business with limited dates, trip sizes and commitments of guides, this is non-refundable. The deposit may however, be transferred to a future Go Wild trip if the cancelation is made 90 day prior to tour departure. 

  • Final payment due prior to departure by check, cash, or Venmo. Cancelations within 30 days will be charged the entire balance unless you or us can fill the spot at full price. 

  • Weather: All tours operate rain or shine. Weather's no reason not to have fun! In case of extreme or dangerous conditions, tours are refunded in full.

  • Go Wild has the right to cancel any trip that does not meet our 8 guest minimum; confirmations will be made 90 days prior to the start of the tour.

  • Contact us: 541.403.1692 // gowildusa@gmail.com

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