Maps and Resources

Image of a person floating the river. Photo by Michael Campbell, BLM

    Guidebooks and Brochures

    Flickr Albums

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    River Maps

    Mainstem Access Locations

    John Day River Mainstem Segments and Boating Access Locations

    The John Day River (Mainstem) Boating Access Locations map displays boating access points for the Mainstem John Day River downstream of Kimberly.

    North Fork Access Locations

    John Day River North Fork Segments and Boating Access Locations

    The John Day River North Fork Access Locations map displays boating access points for the North Fork John Day River upstream of Kimberly.

    2002 North Fork John Day River Interim BLM Access Map

    The 2002 North Fork John Day River Interim BLM Access Map shows road access and land ownership (does not denote River Miles or campsites).

    Order Maps and Guidebook

    The following maps and guidebook may be ordered by phone from the BLM Prineville District Office at 541-416-6700. Visa/MC and debit cards accepted. (BLM, 3050 NE 3rd St, Prineville OR 97754)

    2005 John Day River Recreation Guide ($6)

    Kimberly to Tumwater Falls spiral-bound waterproof floater's guide. Highly recommended.

    2019 Lower Deschutes & John Day Rivers ($14)

    Waterproof fold-out map covers the mainstem between Highway 26 and the Columbia River, including Service Creek to Cottonwood Bridge.

    2003 Umatilla National Forest ($14)

    Shows road access, land ownership, and topographic features. Does not denote River Miles or campsites.

    Shuttle Operators

    The BLM does not regulate individuals or companies providing shuttle services. The BLM does not endorse shuttle providers.

    Mainstem John Day River

    Thirtymile Shuttles
    541-980-0328
    ritarattray@gmail.com
    J&Z Shuttles
    Spray, Oregon
    541-468-2182

    Service Creek Stage Stop
    Service Creek, Oregon
    541-468-3331
    www.servicecreek.com

    J.D.R. Shuttles
    Fossil, Oregon
    541-763-0909
    Cell: 541-410-0933

     

    North Fork John Day River

    Boyer Store
    Monument, Oregon
    541-934-2290
    Dale Store & Service
    Dale, Oregon
    541-421-3484

    Service Creek Stage Stop
    Service Creek, Oregon
    541-468-3331
    www.servicecreek.com

    Guides & Outfitters

    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
    503-661-3474

    Oregon River Experiences
    503-563-1500
    www.oregonriver.com

    A. Helfrich Outfitter, LLC.
    541-726-5039
    www.helfrich.com

    Bischof's Flyfishing
    541-977-2796

    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 Outfitters
    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

    Deschutes River Anglers
    541-771-2288

    River Runner Outfitters
    541-978-0152

     

    Authorized John Day River Boat Rental Outfitter

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

     

    Forms for Guides & Outfitters