Craig Hughson


“People just do not realize how special Oregon is and if you have not seen the Rogue River you are truly missing out. I feel the Rogue should be on everyones bucket list… It will absolutely change your life.”

~ Craig Hughson


Rogue River Outfitters is a second-generation family-owned and operated guide and Outfitter service. My father Denny Hughson has been a guide and outfitter in the state of Oregon since 1966. I grew up with the business always dreaming of becoming a guide and outfitter myself. I started going on many of my father’s summer trips at age 8 as a so-called swamper. At age 14 I started working my summers as a boatman on the Rogue River.

At the age of 21 I bought my father’s Deschutes River businesses known as North West River Outfitters. My wife, Tina and I have operated the business since 1986. Tina and I purchased Rogue River Outfitters in 1999. We are offering the Rogue Canyon drift fishing trips and the wilderness White Water Rafting trips. We have enjoyed expanding our service and truly believe the Rogue is one of those beautiful world-famous rivers that everyone needs to see and experience.


I’ve grown up with great appreciation and understanding of the outdoors. It is truly a pleasure to be able to pass some of this along to our guests. Nothing makes me happier than to watch someone catch their first fish, watch as my fly fishing lessons pay off or see the excitement in someone’s eyes as we raft through Rogue River white water. I truly believe that I was destined to be a guide and outfitter. At Rogue River Outfitters we take great pride in all our river trips.

Please call us with any questions. We love to talk about our trips and answer any and all questions you may have.

Craig & Tina Hughson
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Rogue River Outfitters
PO Box 663
Lebanon, OR 97355


**Rogue River Outfitters Guide Service is an equal opportunity recreation service provider and operates under special use permit with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

***Rogue River Outfitters operates under: BLM Permit MRP 17 Forest Service Permit 329 United States Coast Guard Oregon State Marine Board