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Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc.

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42091 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478-8601
+1 800-507-9889
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Great river, great guides, & great lodging!

Just back from a rainy three-day end-of-the-season trip down the Rogue. Kelsey Helfrich handled... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Albany, California
Fishing/Rafting - Middle Fork of the Salmon River

The river, the canyon, the fishing, and the scenery all speak for themselves - and all are... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Portland, Oregon
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PROVIDING TOP QUALITY DRIFT BOAT FLY FISHING AND WHITEWATER RAFTING RIVER EXCURSIONS AROUND THE NORTHWEST SINCE 1925. We operate on the Middle Fork Salmon River and Main Salmon River in idaho along with the Wild & Scenic Rogue River, McKenzie River and Owyhee River in Oregon.Let us take care of your every need as you truly relax and enjoy yourself on one of the Pacific Northwest's premier rivers. From a one-day trip to a six-day excursion, you can fish, raft, hike, and explore on each of the all-inclusive trip we have to offer. Choose between the Middle Fork of the Salmon or the Main Salmon in the world renowned Idaho wilderness or the majestic Rogue River in the Oregon coastal range. Our specially designed driftboats provide comfort and maneuverability to give you the highest quality fly-fishing experience. Each guide is a highly trained boatman and fisherman and can offer professional instruction for all skill levels. Rafting can range from a relaxing first class ride on a lounging raft or the excitement of getting involved in a maneuverable paddle raft. You can also take on the waves yourself and take control of your own inflatable kayak. Meals are exquisitely prepared for you using Dutch oven and barbeque cooking techniques with top grade meats and fresh breads baked daily. As you spend your day fishing, rafting, hiking and sightseeing, we send a crew ahead to prepare camp for your arrival. Spacious tents complete with cots and pads will be waiting for you at the end of the day along with hot showers and family style dinning. This vacation is like none other. With your every need cared for, you will have much more quality time to spend with friends and family. We will customize your trip to fit your interests and provide activities for everyone.Our commitment to quality and service is unsurpassed. As a four generational family owned and operated company we are passionate about what we do. Since 1925 our family has carried on a strong tradition of excellent service and our commitment to safety.We would love for you to come and experience the river with our family. Your experience will be more than just a river trip; it will be a spectacular vacation with memories that will last you a lifetime!
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42091 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478-8601
42091 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478-8601
+1 800-507-9889
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Just back from a rainy three-day end-of-the-season trip down the Rogue. Kelsey Helfrich handled the registration, Ken lead the trip, the guides (Kris, Mike, and Ty) were expert boatsmen and fish finders, the Marial and Illahe riverside lodges were warm and hospitable, the scenery and...More

1  Thank cannywilly
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The river, the canyon, the fishing, and the scenery all speak for themselves - and all are SPECTACULAR! What made our trip EXCEPTIONAL was the guides and support crew. They were all hard working, knowledgeable, and focused on our enjoyment and anticipating our every need!...More

2  Thank lairdg2015
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a trip that we got invited to last minute. My husband has always wanted to raft the middle fork and it happened to land on Eclipse week, so how could we refuse. We had a mix of adults, young adults, and kids, which...More

2  Thank hollydhill
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I joined some lifelong friends this past summer (2016) on a 6 day fly fishing adventure with Helfrich Outfitters. The other reviews are spot on - it was an amazing trip from start to finish. Amazing fishing, food, river, guides and on...More

1  Thank wrf1947
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I started planning my fly fishing vacation several months before I went Sept 2016. I am a member of Sisters on the Fly and they had the Rogue River Trip with Helfrich Outfitters on their website. I am so glad I went!. I just got...More

1  Thank Wanda Gail P
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Helfrich River Outfitters provides excellent guides, and meals - an overall incredible experience whether you consider yourself a fisherman or not. The guides are kind, helpful, knowledgeable, experienced - and they love what they do. We did the four day drift boat on the Rogue...More

1  Thank travelgirl1249
Reviewed 7 August 2016

A big thank you to Ken, Kelsey and all of the Helfrich crew for a truly remarkable experience and a memory that will be forever treasured . It's difficult to know where to start. The culture the Helfrich family has created to provide the highest...More

1  Thank Stanfan
Reviewed 8 November 2015

What a civilized trip into an unclivized wilderness! The wild and beautiful scenery of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was breath taking and the Helfrichs did all the work. This was camping at its best Tents and cots were comfortable and the crew...More

1  Thank Alice R
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Our 2nd trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon with Helfrich Outfitters..6 days of stunningly beautiful wilderness. While the river is amazing, it is the entire Helfrich crew that makes this trip. We had a combination of drift boats and rafts, hikers and fishermen...More

1  Thank D H
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We have had the pleasure of going on 3 trips with Helfrich River Outfitters in 2014. I could not add anything to Beth F's comments about the Middle Fork trip except this is a 'bucket list" trip. This is an adventure you will dream about...More

2  Thank Jerry F
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29 December 2014|
Response from Jerry F | Reviewed this property |
Helfrich River Outfitters is located in Springfield Oregon USA and have no locations outside the US. I think you have the wrong outfitter.