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Whitewater Adventures on Oregon’s Rogue River

The Rogue River in Oregon is a classic. While fishermen and whitewater enthusiasts have been boating the river for decades, paddleboarding the Rogue’s Wild & Scenic section with its numerous Class II-IV rapids is a newer form of adventure there.

Paul Clark, aka SUP Paul, is among the most experienced whitewater standup paddlers on the map. Here, he shares the experience of his backyard paddling playground on the Rogue River in Oregon.

A quick word from Paul: “I’ve had the opportunity to paddle it on a board three separate times, once as a SUP-support trip with overnight gear tethered to the board. That’s my typical way of paddling rivers. But my last couple of trips down the Rogue have been raft supported and I have to say, I like it. Raft-support allows for a more casual pace, the ability to explore more rapids, and the option to invite more friends along.

Here’s a video clip from a recent early Autumn run with my wife Angelique, my fellow Hala team rider Covey Baack, and the folks from Sawyer Station based in Gold Hill.”