The Grande Ronde River
The Grande Ronde River is a tributary of the Snake River, and offers some of the most scenic views in all of Oregon. It’s headwaters flow from the Elk Horn and Wallowa Mountains, past the stunning Blue Mountains and through deep basalt canyons. The untamed beauty of the Northwest provides the perfect backdrop for a one-of-a-kind rafting adventure. Our guides will help you navigate easy class II whitewater rapids on one of our single or multi-day trips. We can even create a customized trip just for your group. Let us know what you need!
Your Grande Ronde River Rafting Adventure
When you join us for an unforgettable rafting trip on the Grande Ronde River, you’ll:
- Raft through class II whitewater rapids
- Explore a naturally formed, deep basalt river canyon
- Experience breathtaking Ponderosa Pine forests
- Eat fresh, gourmet food made with local ingredients
- Enjoy our outstanding, experienced guides who love what they do
What’s Included in Your Adventure?
Your Grande Ronde River Rafting adventure includes:
- Transportation from Joseph, Oregon to the river, and back
- All the equipment you need, including big, sturdy tents, extra-thick, cozy sleeping pads, and more
- All gourmet meals, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options
- Full-service guides, who have years of experience rafting on the Grande Ronde, to take care of your every need
During the annual June salmonfly and stonefly hatches, Rainbow Trout gorge themselves, leading to some amazing and unforgettable dry fly fishing opportunities. You’ll spend your days catching big Rainbow Trout and relax around the campfire enjoying incredible meals and drinks by night. We’ll take care of all the logistics from lodging to gear to meals and everything else.
You just need to be ready to have a fly fishing adventure you’ll never forget!
June 18-21 & June 25-28, 2019
Looking for an unforgettable day on the water? Our full day Steelhead fly fishing trips on the Grand Ronde River fit the bill! You and your fishing buddy can expect to spend 7-8 hours on the water with an experienced guide fly fishing for wild Steelhead. We’ll show you the secrets to catching Steelhead on this amazing river. This trip is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Your trip includes lunch, drinks and all the equipment you need– plus transportation to and from the river.
Season: October 1 – November 15
Our 5 day fully guided Steelhead fishing trip is a one of a kind experience. You’ll fish a 35-mile stretch of the Grand Ronde River that can only be reached by boat. It’s an incredibly beautiful and wild environment that big, wild Steelhead call home. You’ll fish all day and then enjoy delicious freshly-prepared meals and warm, luxurious campsites. Our 5 day trips are perfect for groups of up to 8 fly fishermen of any experience level.
Find out why the Grand Ronde River is one of the best Steelhead rivers around!
Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2018
Our 5 day supported Steelhead trip is perfect for more experienced fly fishermen who want to fish without a guide but still enjoy delicious shore lunches and dinners, as well as luxurious campsites. You and your party of up to 8 anglers will fish a 35-mile stretch of the Grand Ronde River for wild, native Steelhead. The Winding Waters River Expeditions Staff will spoil you rotten and take care of every detail, from cooking meals to providing heated tents and all the luxuries you need to enjoy the trip of a lifetime.
Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2018
Grande Ronde River Smallmouth Bass are fighters on the line and therefore a thrill to catch. Let one of our expert guides show you the secrets of catching Smallmouth Bass on the Grande Ronde River. We sure love catching them on a fly rod, but we’re also happy to spin cast a rubber jig for them.