Guide & Outfitters

May 21, 2020 Update: The river is open for boating. An online permit is required to boat between Service Creek and Tumwater Falls. Permits are issued on Recreation.gov under 'John Day River Permits'. To boat the mainstem upstream of Spray or the North Fork John Day, please fill out a paper permit at the launch site. To receive updated river information by email, please click Create Account on the green bar below.

Commercial Permits

Commercial businesses offering guided trips on the mainstem or North Fork of the John Day River are required to obtain a permit from the Prineville District Office of the Bureau of Land Management prior to operations, phone 541-416-6700.

A trip is considered to be commercial if the group fails to meet any one of the following requirements for a non-commercial trip:

  1. There is a bona fide sharing of expenses
  2. No fees are collected in excess of the actual expense of the trip
  3. There is no financial gain by any member of the group
  4. No salary is directed from shared expenses of the trip
  5. No charge is collected for use of the equipment

Authorized John Day River Guides

Northfork Station Outfitter & Guides
541-934-2000
Trout Creek Outfitters
971-645-1098
Deschutes River Guides
503-784-1217
Steve Smith Outdoors, LLC
www.stevesmithoutdoors.com
Oregon River Experiences
800-827-1358
www.oregonriver.com
A. Helfrich Outfitter, LLC.
541-726-5039
www.helfrich.com
Bischof's Flyfishing
541-977-2796
www.bischofsflyfishing.com
Little Creek Outfitters
503-819-4035
www.littlecreekoutfitters.net
Mah-Hah Outfitters
541-533-5733
www.johndayriverfishing.com
Arrowhead River Adventures
541-830-3388 or 800-227-7741
www.arrowheadadventures.com
Ouzel Holding Co., Inc
541-385-5947
www.oregonrafting.com
Service Creek Rafting Company
541-468-3331
www.servicecreek.com
Willamette Valley Outfitters
541-517-7536
www.willamettevalleyoutfitters.com
John Hazel & Company
541-395-0995
www.deschutesangler.com
Cascadia Expeditions
www.CascadiaExpeditions.com
Young Life's Washington Family Ranch
541-489-3100
Bend Parks and Recreation District
541-389-7275
www.bendparksandrec.org
City of Eugene River House Outdoor Center
541-682-5329
www.eugene-or.gov/749/Outdoor
Drake Radditz Guide Service
503-449-4886
www.fishwithdrake.com
River Runner Outfitters
541-978-0152
www.fishdeschutes.com

Authorized John Day River Boat Rental Outfitter

Service Creek Rafting Company
541-468-3331
www.servicecreek.com

Forms for Guides & Outfitters