Whitewater rafting on the Rogue River picks up as temperatures rise.
Ashland, Ore. – With the first days of June came the first days of warmer temperatures in the Rogue River Valley. As the sun peaked through clouds, whitewater rafters embraced the warm rays by spending time outdoors on the Rogue River.
Rogue River rafters receive some paddling instructions from Indigo Creek Outfitters' guide Carol Lesser.
Rogue River rafters receive some paddling instructions from Indigo Creek Outfitters' guide Carol Lesser.

Ashland-based Indigo Creek Outfitters reported an increase in website visits, phone inquiries, and reservations of over 50% from the previous week. “Once the sun came out the phone started to ring,” said Will Volpert of Indigo Creek Outfitters. Rafters spent Saturday, Sunday, and Monday running a half-day stretch of the Upper Rogue River known as Nugget-Powerhouse.

With temperatures expected to climb over the coming weeks, Volpert expects his company’s reservation numbers to climb as well. “The two really go hand-in-hand,” he said on Tuesday. “People have a hard time even thinking about rafting if it’s raining – even if the reservation is for a month out.”

Indigo Creek Outfitters is located in the heart of Ashland’s Railroad District at 130 “A” Street. They run half-day whitewater rafting trips on the Upper Rogue River near Gold Hill, the closest rafting to Ashland, Oregon. For additional information about rafting the Rogue River, contact Indigo Creek Outfitters at 1-541-203-0222 or visit them online at http://www.IndigoCreekOutfitters.com.

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