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John Day River Boater Etiquette

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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)

2023 John Day River Boater's Guide ($14 at the Prineville District Office, $19.99 online)

Waterproof, spiral-bound, 67-page book with information on 174 miles of the the John Day River from Kimberly to Tumwater Falls. The guide includes safety tips, leave-no-trace and river etiquette, along with topographical maps. Each map shows river miles, land ownership, and potential boat-in camping areas along the river with corresponding descriptions.

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
Rimrock Grill
Monument, Oregon
541-934-2551
 

 

North Fork John Day River

Rimrock Grill
Monument, Oregon
541-934-2551
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

Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288
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
971-533-5733
www.johndayriverfishing.com
Arrowhead River Adventures
541-830-3388
www.arrowheadriveradventures.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
River Runner Outfitters
541-978-0152
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

 

Authorized John Day River Boat Rental Outfitter

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

 

Forms for Guides & Outfitters

John Day River Boater's Guide

The brand new John Day River Boater's Guide has just arrived! This 67-page, waterproof, spiral-bound guide is sold online. You may also buy it in person at the Prineville District Office or by calling 541-416-6700.

cover of john day wild and scenic river boater's guide with landscape showing a bend in the river and sunlit hills

 

Quick Links

Contact Us

Prineville District BLM
3050 NE 3rd Street
Prineville, OR 97754
541-416-6700
Email: blm_john_day_river@blm.gov