LODGE TRIPS ON THE ROGUE RIVER
There are five river lodges in the Rogue River canyon. These lodges are privately owned and operated. They work under a special permit with the government and supply a service to rafters, hikers and anglers. The lodges are rustic and comfortable, but not a Four Seasons hotel. The rooms and facilities are clean and warm. Linens and towels are provided for you in your rooms. Most bed options in the lodges are two single beds and a bathroom/shower in a private cabin. All meals are served family style in the dining room.
The lodges are off the grid for electricity so all power is based off diesel generators. Each night the generator will be shut off and cabins will not have power during the night. Please bring a flashlight to use the bathroom at night. No hairdryers, tv’s, dvd players are allowed at the lodges. There is no phone service at the lodges, this includes no cell phones.
Meals at the lodges are hearty and plentiful. The lodge staff cooks a variety of menu items, including Spareribs, barbecued chicken, au gratin potatoes and fresh biscuits. Breakfast consists of eggs, hash browns and pancakes.
The lodges are a very unique feature of the Rogue River Canyon and there is no other river like it in the world. There is a premium that you pay to use these lodges and that reflects the price increase in our trip prices. There are no roads into the lodges, so river or air is how most supplies get into the river canyon.
How do you choose which trip is best for you? If you want to experience both options, then consider our camp lodge combo. Camp one or two nights and have your final night at Paradise Lodge. It’s a wonderful trip that offers the camping experience but gives you a great last night at the nicest lodge in the canyon.
Lodge Descriptions and Locations
Black Bar Lodge is the first lodge in the wild and scenic portion of the Rogue River. At river mile 10, Black Bar is night number one on our lodge trips. Owned by John and Vanessa James, Black Bar features log cabins and a beautiful setting in the middle of the wilderness. With capacity of up to 30 guests a night Black Bar is a welcomed stop for many river users. Rogue Wilderness uses Black Bar lodge as our first night on hiking, rafting and fishing trips.
Marial Lodge is the second lodge in the Rogue River Canyon. Located strategically at river mile 24 Marial Lodge is a popular stopping point before running Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar. Owned by Pat and Lori Cameron, Marial Lodge offers great hospitality and wonderful home cooked meals. The Cameron’s have the reputation of welcoming you into their family for the evening and truly showing you what Rogue River hospitality is all about. Cozy cabins set in the forest are specific to the Marial experience. Rogue Wilderness uses Marial Lodge for Hiking and Fishing seasons.
Paradise Lodge is our third lodge in the canyon. At river mile 27, Paradise is right below the infamous rapid known as Blossom Bar. The largest lodge in the canyon, offers a beautiful setting deep in the Rogue Canyon. Steep canyon walls and a ranch like setting make Paradise a favorite with all guests. Rich in history and comfortable rooms, Paradise will leave you wanting to come back for years to come. Owned by John and Cathy Schleining, Paradise should be a visit for all river guests, even if you’re not staying there. Rogue Wilderness uses Paradise Lodge for Hiking and Rafting seasons.
Lucas Lodge is our only lodge on the “grid”. Based in the historic town of Agness, Oregon, Lucas Lodge welcomes our weary anglers coming out of the upper canyon with a great dinner and wonderful hospitality. Popular for their homemade meals of fried chicken, pot roast or tri tip you will leave here very full. Lucas is our last lodge on fishing trips and we motor away from the lodge and head to Q-Creek.