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Winding waters river expeditions

At Winding Waters River Expeditions, we offer all-inclusive guided white water rafting trips on 3 of North America’s most wild and revered white water rivers.

Choose from a range of single and multi-day white water rafting trips on the Salmon River, Snake River through Hells Canyon, and the Grande Ronde River. All of our trips are fully guided and require no previous white water rafting experience.

When you raft with us, you’ll leave technology behind and spend time in one of the true wild places in North America, reconnecting with yourself, family, and friends. Experience world-class white water runs, including class II, III, and IV rapids, excellent fishing, and outstanding wildlife viewing. Throughout your journey rafting these pristine Oregon and Idaho rivers, you’ll have opportunities to see Bald Eagles, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, geometric columnar basalt, beautiful wildflowers, and much more.

An adventure with WWRE is truly the trip of a lifetime.

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What sets us apart?

Based in Beautiful Joseph, OR:

begin your Hells Canyon and Grande Ronde River rafting trips in Joseph, a mountain town gem in the NE corner of Oregon.

Locally Produced, Finely-Crafted Foods

In addition to providing a luxurious camp set up by our guides, we go the extra mile with our gourmet meals created with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.

Stewardship of Our Watersheds

We live in and support the very same watersheds you'll be rafting in. We work with local organizations to promote education, river health, and access to these rivers for generations.

Experienced & Professional Guides

Our white water rafting guides not only know our Oregon and Idaho rivers, but understand what it takes to have a fun, meaningful, and serene white water rafting experience.

Commitment to Safe & Responsible Rafting

Safety is a serious goal at Winding Waters River Expeditions. Our excellent safety record speaks for itself.

Map of the Salmon, Grande Ronde and Snake Rivers

WWRE is professional in everything they do, from their communication, fabulously fresh prepared food, to the amazing guides. We all had so much fun the only problem was it wasn't long enough! Next time we'll be doing a 5 day trip! Would highly recommend WWRE!

- Linda Zivney, Bend, OR

I’ve been fortunate enough to live and travel the world. Being a tourist really isn’t much fun anymore when everywhere you go is as crowded as preCOVID summer Disneyland. Getting to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of floating down the River is something to be cherished, and the rapids provide the unpredictable excitement - much more exciting than any cruise ship offer. The entire team is nothing less than awesome - considerate, caring and genuine - in other words, priceless.

- Colleen Pollock, Hillsboro, OR

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Rated #1 Outdoor Activity in Joseph, OR!

Specialty rafting experiences

We offer a number of truly unique white water rafting adventures with our curated specialty rafting trips. Past trips feature award-winning musicians and internationally renowned chefs, affording our guests a one-of-a-kind experience.

These trips change every year and space is very limited. You are not going to want to miss this!

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Who we are

Born out of our love for the pristine wilderness of Eastern Oregon and Idaho, we founded Winding Waters River Expedition to share the wonders of this ‘land of winding waters’.

Our family-run white water rafting company takes great pride in rafting and working in Northeast Oregon’s river canyons, and can’t wait to show you the joy that rafting these beautiful rivers can bring.

We’ve been rafting in the area for over 20 years and are seasoned Oregon white water rafters. Whether you’re joining us for a 1 or 2-day jaunt or a 5-day excursion, we want you to gain a connection to this place we feel every time we step onto our rafts.

Join us this summer to see the magic of the Salmon, Snake, and Grande Ronde Rivers.

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Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

- A. A. Milne, Pooh's Little Instruction Book

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