Rogue Life

Covey Baack – Central Point, Oregon

Covey Baack grew up in the Rogue Valley and has been exploring rivers for over 21 years. He is a professional SUPer, rafter, and kayaker. When not on the river, his other job is a commercial flooring contractor. Covey, his wife Sabrina, and their two kids live in Central Point, Oregon.

The Interview

How long have you been running the Rogue River?

I have been a guide on the Rogue for 19 years. I did my first Wild and Scenic 27 years ago.

What are the biggest draws to the Rogue River?

The Rogue always has something for everyone! From the beauty of the Wild and Scenic to the challenging Nugget Powerhouse Rapids.

Favorite place on the river?

There is nothing like the hot Summer days in Mule Creek Canyon.

Is there a sense of community on the Rogue?

There is a community on the Rogue River like no other. When you’re down there it’s like having a whole family that you didn’t know all on the most amazing vacation together!

What influence has the Rogue had on your life?

The Rogue has totally influenced my life. It has helped me grow up knowing how lucky I am to be here. It is my training grounds for trying to become the ultimate waterman.

What’s the personality of the Rogue?

Relaxed but loves to party! Like a mullet.

Any final thoughts?

There is nothing like a Rogue Flood float! One day I’ll get a “source-to-sea” in one day!

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