Maps and Resources

Image of a person floating the river. Photo by Michael Campbell, BLM
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
800-827-1358
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 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

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