The pristine McKenzie River is a fast flowing river that originates in the central Cascade Range of Oregon. It has a more continuous character than many other Oregon rivers, and is filled with fun Class II & III rapids. The upper stretch is more technical in nature, while the lower section takes on a pool and drop personality. The McKenzie River is a federally designated “Wild and Scenic River”, as well as a state designated “Oregon Scenic Waterway” for its outstanding water quality, scenery, and recreational opportunities. These qualities make the McKenzie River an outstanding destination for Willamette Valley and Central Oregon rafting.