Guide & Outfitters

July 13, 2020 Update: An online permit is required to boat between Service Creek and Tumwater Falls. Permits to launch through July 15 are issued on Recreation.gov under 'John Day River Permits'. Permits to launch from July 16 - August 31 will be available on this website beginning July 15. Permits for Fall trips will be available September 1.

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
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

Steelhead Outfitters, LLC
541-400-0855
steelheadoutfitters.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