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“great white water trip with Kokopelli”

Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips
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Owner description: The best rafting trips in Ashland, Oregon are with Kokopelli River Guides! Rafting and kayaking on the Rogue River and Klamath River are our passion and we want to share that love of the river with you! We are located in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. Take the time while you are here to experience a river trip like no other! Our guides love guiding and it shows! Our lunches and snacks are healthy and delicious. Join us for a half day to several days on the river and see why we love what we do.
Calabasas, California
1 review
“great white water trip with Kokopelli”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We go rafting on the Klamath every summer and love it- this was our first trip with Kokopelli as the outfit we normally go with were not available. They contacted Kokopelli for us who not only accommodated us at short notice but honored the somewhat lower price of the other company. Our guide Brian was extremely knowledgeable and experienced- we had great fun but were never concerned for safety. He was truly professional (and a life-long local). The drivers were also great- often I find I am a little nervous in a large van with a trailer going too fast around those windy roads, but this was great- the van was clean and comfortable. Lunch was sandwiches with high quality organic ingredients. I would highly recommend Kokopelli and the upper Klamath whitewater trip, and especially Brian as a guide (though the guide on the other boat seemed like alot of fun too). We saw a full family of sea otters swimming and then getting out of the water to stare at us; also a bald eagle, Osprey, great Grey Heron, etc. Fabulous trip.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Susan B
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you Susan for your review of your recent Upper Klamath rafting trip. I am so glad that we provided an experience that pleased you since the outfitter you normally go with was not available. We hope that next year you think about rafting with Kokopelli River Guides again. We look forward to showing you everything that we are about and why we love guiding on our rivers!
Best regards,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Los Angeles, CA
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“A great rafting provider”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Rafting the Klamath is an annual event for my family. This year, our usual provider was unavailable and they recommended us to Kokopelli.

Everything about our trip was as good as we could hope for. It was a bit chilly, so they provided us with waterproof jackets. The van was comfortable, the boats were solid, and our guide, Brian, was a local who understood the area and the wildlife.

This time we saw bald eagles and had a great view of four otters climbing on a rock. Wild blackberries completed the experience.

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you Mark for putting your trust in Kokopelli River Guides this year on the Upper Klamath since your regular outfitter was not available. I'm glad that you had an enjoyable day and it was everything you had hoped for. I hope that we now have become your favorite outfitter! Hope to see you on the river again next year!
Cheers,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
“Everything I'd hoped for”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Our full day trip on the Upper Klamath couldn't have gone better. The Kokopelli team is very professional and the level of knowledge they have of the area (not just the water) is incredible. But it's their enthusiasm that makes the experience. Our guide, Brian, was simply outstanding. Even the guy driving the van (Nick) was a lot of fun so we even had a good time when we were riding to and from the river..

Kokopelli is a great company to work with -- we'll go straight to them the next time we're in Ashland.

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Thank you Kyle for rafting with Kokopelli River Guides and writing a great review about your recent trip on the Upper Klamath. You had the A-team with you on your trip. Brian and Nick love what they do, are very safety conscious, and love to show you why the love the Upper Klamath so much. I am glad that you got to experience this amazing river with them. If you are ever down in Ashland again, we would love to take you down the UK again or even an UK overnight!
Happy Paddling,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Saratoga, California, United States
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“Overnight on Upper Klamath”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

A fantastic adventure from start to finish for our family of four--dad, 19-year old, and 15-year-old twins. Brian, Nick, and Greg prepared us well for class 3-4 whitewater, really the best I've ever experienced. Always fun, exciting, and challenging, but felt very safe too, because of the guides' preparation, experience, and demeanor. Early August the water was warm--getting soaked on a humungous bump or jumping out between rapids to swim and practice pulling each other back into the raft was fun and refreshing. DO THE OVERNIGHT!!!! A little remote car camping on the river just below the first huge rapids. Delicious food, camaraderie, stories, and jokes. We were lucky enough to have a 30-minute storm sweep through. We all participated in jimmy-rigging a tarp strung between trees and supported by the raft oars so we could stay dry and watch the show. Slept under the stars after it passed and awoke to dry sleeping bags, hot coffee, and a delicious breakfast, including fresh trout caught by Nick while we lounged about. Then back on the river for more whitewater--yes, the same huge rapids, but who cares? We didn't remember them and you go through them differently each time anyway.

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Thank you Stephen for your most awesome review of the Upper Klamath overnight rafting trip that you and your kids went on. It sounded like an exciting and entertaining trip overall. I am so glad that I could put this trip together for you at the last minute because of the cancellation of your Rogue River trip due to the fires. I really wanted to help you guys have an amazing trip despite this unfortunate circumstance. The guides that you had are our best and really love what they do. If you are ever coming back to Southern Oregon, look us up. We would love to take you down the Lower Klamath River on another multi day trip.
Cheers,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Darien
1 review
“Great option for small kids!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We really wanted to try rafting on our recent visit to Ashland, and this was the only place in the area that offered an option for younger kids (my kids are 3, 5 and 8). All three of them (as well as the adults) loved it and we can't wait to do it again!! Our guide Jill was great, and we loved how all the details were thought out, including a snack and drinks at the end!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jennifer W
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Thank you Jennifer for your review about your recent trip on the river with your family. We are one of the few outfitters in the area that will take young children (3 yr olds) on rafting trips. Our easy trips on the Rogue River and Klamath River are a perfect introduction to rafting for the young ones and also adults. We don't want kids to be scared of the water and rafting and this is the best way to start. I'm glad that you chose to introduce your kids to rafting and hopefully they will continue as they get older. If you are ever back in the Ashland area we would love to raft with you again. We can show the kids, as they get older, the more exciting sections of river that we raft. I am glad that you and your family had such a great experience!
Happy Paddling,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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