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Ouzel Outfitters
Box 817
Bend, Oregon 97709

The John Day River of Central Oregon

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John Day River Rafting Trip - 5 Days


  • Relaxing.
  • Very few rapids.
  • Fun fishing for bass.
  • Great hiking and scenery.

Adults: $995.00
Youth: $955.00 (12 and Under)
Price Includes:
All camping gear, meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last, return transportation to Clarno, paddle jackets and pants on cooler days, and complimentary t-shirt and Nalgene-style water bottle.

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Trip Dates
MAY - JUNE. 5-day trips depart every Wednesday. Other dates available by request.

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Class II (very easy)
Raft Types
Inflatable Kayak
Oar Assisted Paddle Raft
Oar Raft
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Getting lazy floating the John Day

Getting lazy floating the John Day

Our John Day River 5-Day rafting trip explores 71 miles of breathtaking canyons from Clarno to JS Burnes State Park. Enjoy the relaxed pace of a free-flowing river with few rapids, stunning scenery, interesting geology and rich natural history. The John Day follows a twisting path through a dramatic columnar basalt canyon. In our travels, we’ll explore Indian petroglyphs, historic homesteads and towering rock formations. Bird watching is exceptional and fishing for small-mouth bass can be extremely rewarding. With very few rapids a John Day trip is characterized by scenery, comfortable camping, hiking and lazy floating. This trip is perfect for groups and families looking for an easy whitewater rafting trip.

"The guides were excellent. They interacted with the kids right up to the senior members of the party and were genuine fun. They were strong on the rafts too. Mary was no slacker – I could do military duty with her! "
Mowry T. (John Day River)



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