Drift Boat Fishing & Whitewater Rafting on the McKenzie River

Join me for a day of fishing or on a family river adventure whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River

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Fishing Trips on The McKenzie River


*A decade In Business *A Life Time Of Experience......

  • I base my adventures from my home in Springfield Oregon where I live not far from the McKenzie River. I am licensed by the state of Oregon, a trained Swift Water Technician and certified in 1st Aid & CPR. A life long angler and river boater who grew up on the banks of the Rogue River near Agness. Where I learned to fish, boat the whitewater and the joy of sharing those adventures with others. My trips are for people of all ages, abilities and experience. I provide all the gear on both my fishing and rafting trips, some trips include a catered lunch.


Winter & Summer Steelhead Fishing

  • With summer and winter runs of steelhead, fishing for them is a year round pastime in Oregon. The summer run, May through November and the winter run December through April.  For summer fish the McKenzie & Willamette Rivers near Springfield Oregon are two of the state's most productive.
  • For winter time fishing the Alsea & Siuslaw along the central Oregon coast  are equally as productive. All these river are famous for their solid runs of retain-able hatchery steelhead.  


Year Round Trout Fishing For Everyone

  • Trout fishing is allowed year round on many of Oregon's river and lakes. The best trout fishing starts around May 1st, continues into late fall and one of Oregon's top trout rivers is the McKenzie River. Every angler can harvest five hatchery trout per day as we float along in a McKenzie River Drift Boat. 
  • Some sections are managed entirely for wild trout catch and release fishing but trophy sized trout are present throughout the entire length of the river.  

Family Rafting Adventures, A Trip for all ages, abilities & for groups of all sizes

The Rafting Season


  • River Trail Guides is a year round business. By request I am available any time of the year that conditions allow. 
  • The best weather is from June - September.

Safety Is A Priority


  • Everyone gets a clean, modern whitewater lifejacket. 
  • Selected and fit to your body size by my skilled and experienced professional guides.

Fun & Exciting Rapids


  • Whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River is fun, bouncy and ranges from classes I to III+. 
  • My oar guided boats make this a trip for all ages.

Lunch Can Be Included


  • For groups from six to sixty or more a bank side meal can be the highlight of any day on the river. Fresh and generous all meals include beverages and are catered to all dietary requirements.

Groups Of Six To Sixty +


  • For a small gathering of family and friends. Or a day of team building and appreciation for your fraternal or business organization, every trip is to your requirements.  

Full & Half Day Trips


  • With many attractions nearby, schedule your float as the highlight of your day or to include a little mountain biking, hiking or soaking in our local river side hot springs. 

My Prices

Refunds Cancellations & my pledge of nondiscrimination


Payments & Deposits

  • Payment in full is required at the time of your reservation not to exceed $100 per person. Trips in excess of $100 per person, the balance must be paid in full on the day of your trip.

Refunds & Cancellations

  • Refunds are gladly given at any time prior to your parties reservation a $30 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations resulting in a refund. All Cancellations must be made by phone 12 hours before your trip. Cancellations are subject to future availability and may be redeemed in a future season.  "No shows" on the date of reservation represent an implied forfeiture of payment or deposit and can not be rescheduled. 

Our Pledge of Nondiscrimination

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of  Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service civil rights regulations and policies, River Trail Guides its  Agents, officers, employees, and contractors participating on our trips or per trip planning are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including  gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status,  family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance  program, political beliefs, in any program or activity conducted.
  • To file a discrimination complaint online visit http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html   Or write a letter (address below) to USDA and request a copy of the  USDA complaint form. Or call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence  Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov (link sends e-mail).
  • River Trail Guides is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact Evan @

River Trail Guides

Mckenzie Highway, Finn Rock, Oregon 97488, United States


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