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Lodging and Check In:

The Imperial River Company in Maupin, Oregon provides both lodging and the rafting portion of a summer session. Check in on the day a session starts is 4:00 p.m.

Once you are registered for a session, we take care of all reservations for your lodging and other program activities.

Four-day opening sessions starts at 7:00 p.m. on the Imperial’s lawn by the Deschutes River. Dinner on your own.

Three-day sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own,


From The Dalles, Oregon take HWY. 197 south to Maupin. After you go through town and across the bridge, turn left. The Imperial is immediately on your left. The campgrounds are about ¼ of a mile down the road.

Call (503) 791-6769 if you need specific directions from your starting location.

What should I bring?

  • The 2016 packing list will be distributed with your registration packet at least one month before the session.

Do I need to be able to swim?

No, it is not required. While basic swimming skills may help you to feel comfortable on the water, we have several levels of safety built in to each river outing. We all wear PFDs (a Personal Flotation Device) that will help keep you afloat in the event of capsizing and the rafting guides are skilled at getting everyone back into the boat quickly. Please talk to our site coordinator if you have further questions.

Is Wi-Fi and Cell Phone service available?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available at the motel and community center. Cell service may be sporadic and dependent on your carrier.  This, however, could be a good thing because you are on a retreat!

Are you able to accommodate dietary restrictions?

Yes. Please tell us your dietary needs when you register on our web page.

Are there evening events planned?

Yes, there are coordinated group activities and leisure social time in the evenings.

Do we need to arrange transportation to each activity site? 

No, all transportation is organized ahead of time and is included as part of each session.

What if I forgot something? Can I buy it in Maupin?

Yes, most likely.

What if someone has a medical emergency?

We have first aid kits both in the classroom and on the raft.  For more serious injuries, Maupin has EMT services.

Are there any discounts available? 

Yes, see session descriptions for more information

Cancellation Policy

For registrations canceled more than three weeks prior to the start of the session, the session cost minus $100 will be refunded. For registrations canceled less than three weeks prior to the start of the session, the session cost minus $175 will be refunded. The cancellation fee will be waived if the space is filled by another participant.

More Questions? Go to Contact Us on our web page.  Our Director will respond.