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What Our Guests Say

Awesome McKenzie River Rafting Experience!

A Helfrich Outfitter is an awesome company to use when rafting the McKenzie River! Each year, we bring a group of 24 teens to raft the McKenzie, and working with Jonnie Helfrich has always been a great experience. Jonnie is well organized, so planning the trip is always an easy experience, and on rafting day, the Helfrich Guides are always professional, personable, highly experienced and simply awesome to adventure with on the river! Helfrich Guides know the river, the history and the ecology of the river canyon, and they share their passion for outdoor adventuring with their clients in a fun, safe and awesome way. I highly recommend A Helfrich Outfitter for your next adventure on the McKenzie River in Oregon!

Pete B.
Library Services Director, City of Cottage Grove, Oregon

Guaranteed a Great Time

I’ve been coming up to the McKenzie River for over 50 years, and for probably 30 of those years I have had the great pleasure to whitewater raft down the McKenzie River, the last 15 years with A Helfrich Outfitter. It started after college with college friends, then to trips with childhood adult friends, family reunions, then moved to trips with my husband and our young family with the grandparents joining us. Then to the young ones having grown up and college graduation floats on the river with Jonnie and her outstanding crew. You might ask what keeps us coming back to A Helfrich Outfitter. Besides the beauty of the McKenzie River, planning a trip for one boat full of eager rafters or a whole fleet of boats is a pleasure with Jonnie. She is flexible and easy to work with and very accommodating to her clients. True professional. Forever and always, safety comes first to Jonnie and her crew. The safety talk is serious and very informative. I have always felt very comfortable in the boats. The great local knowledge and the folklore is always of interest to all ages of rafters. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the water fights, a classic on the McKenzie. Guaranteed a great time whitewater rafting with A Helfrich Outfitter.

Allyson S.
Mtn. View, California

Totally Professional

Thanks so much for a most enjoyable trip yesterday. Your professionalism and efforts were much appreciated! I am sure we will be with you again.


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