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Full Day of McKenzie River Rafting!

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Hamlin to Helfrich16 Miles, 4-5 hours on the river 

This one’s for those wanting a longer introduction to rafting the McKenzie River–the most popular section for beginners and experienced rafters alike. It starts with a roller-coaster-like rapid. Then, there’s time to get used to sitting on the raft and to feel how it moves on the water and in the rapids, and to get used to team paddling. Our first test comes within a mile at Redsides Rapid, a straight shot through some fantastic breaking waves and a hydraulic. A few miles and many rapids later, we get to another wetwild ride, Clover Point Rapids, a long series of big breaking waves, followed by two similar rapids. Then it’s lunch and a bit of rest. You may choose to bring your own lunch. Or, you may order a box lunch. Or, you may enjoy our lavish guide-supplied picnic. Most of the biggest rapids follow. By then, we’re paddling well as a team. We maneuver through several rapids, most notably Bear Creek Rapids, Brown’s Hole, and Marten’s, dodging rocks and crashing waves like veterans. Our Helfrich Landing take-out is then only minutes away.

Paradise to Blue River ~ 14 Miles,  4 hours on the river

Great for rafters who want more continuous whitewater. The action begins almost immediately. For eight miles, the McKenzie really boogies, one rapid after another, after another, with few calm spots. Great fun!  We stop at one of the riverside picnic areas for our lunch break.  You may choose to bring your own.  Or, you may order a box lunch. Or, you may enjoy our lavish guide-supplied picnic.  Calmer water past the covered bridge at Rainbow gives us time to enjoy the scenery, look for osprey, blue heron, and other natives, and to enjoy each other’s company in this unique setting. Five miles, many rapids, and an impressive log jam later, we reach our take-out at Forest Glen Landing in Blue River.

Group Size1-1415-2122-2829+
Adult Per Person$88$79$75$70
Kids (Ages 4-12) Per Person$62$62$62$62
We combine groups to fill rafts and run multiple rafts to fill trips. Should your group want an exclusive raft, you may purchase all seven or eight seats. Should your group want an exclusive trip, you may purchase all thirty-six seats. Please, let us know when you make your reservation.

Cancellations made more than two weeks before your trip date will be assessed no charge. Cancellations made between one and two weeks before your trip date will be assessed a $100 per raft charge to cover lost guide wage and associated expenses. Cancellations made within a week of trip date will be assessed the full charge.

Groups of 28 or more will have an adjusted cancellation timeline, since guides are secured farther in advance of the trip date. We will present that information to those groups as necessary.


Bringing Your Own

  • A Helfrich Outfitter LLC will provide a cooler for you.

Big Town Hero ™ Box Lunch ~ Not available Sundays

Guide-supplied Picnic

  • Fried chicken; fresh fruit; home-made pasta salad, deviled eggs; dessert; mints; lemonade.
    • Adults $15 Per Person
    • Youth (age 4-12) $10 Per Person

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