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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 - 4 Days (Dates by request)


  • Relaxing pace
  • Very few rapids
  • Fun fishing for bass
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Great hiking

Adults: $825.00
Youth: $785.00 (12 and Under)
Price Includes:
All camping gear, meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last, personal vehicle shuttle 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. 4-day trips are available by request. Please call or email.

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Class II (very easy)
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Inflatable Kayak
Oar Assisted Paddle Raft
Oar Raft
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The beautiful John Day River

The beautiful John Day River

The 4-day trip explores the 45-miles section between Service Creek and Clarno. This section of the John Day offers diverse geology with columnar basalt monoliths, towering buttes and the eroded red & green soils of ancient fossil-rich ecosystems common to nearby John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. We provide all of your camping and rafting gear and the guides prepare and serve delicious meals served on full-sized banquet tables. With very few rapids a John Day river 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 adventure.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ouzel Outfitters for supporting the Oregon Natural Desert Association by providing your services for our first-ever floating fence pull on the John Day River. We greatly appreciate your contribution. Our volunteers and board members were really impressed with the trip (and how well it was organized). He hope that we can plan antoher river trip with Ouzel in the future. "
ONDA (John Day River)



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