A Helfrich Outfitter, LLC
A Helfrich Outfitter, LLC
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The HELFRICH Family Tradition of over 90 years on Oregon and Idaho rivers is being further enhanced today by Aaron and Jonnie Helfrich. A Helfrich River Trip with these two will be a very memorable trip. Fishing the McKenzie River and Rogue River through the "Wild and Scenic Canyon", providing full and half-day McKenzie River Rafting or Oregon Fishing Trips. Specializing in "5 night - 6 day, Middl
Springfield, Oregon

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Diane W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Rafting down a mild section of the Willamette river on a warm July evening, near Springfield, Oregon, was a super memorable experience with our two-year-old grandson, his parents, and our family!

With a young child getting introduced to rafting, we wanted to make sure to just have a fun, safe, and relaxing ride – and our wonderful guide, Elijah, delivered that and so more. Along the way we pulled over to the shore to get out and play in the water; also saw deer and many birds, including great blue herons. The entire trip took two hours (5-7 pm) and we were on the actual river for approximately 1.5 hours.

A company owner, Jonnie, provided easy scheduling tailored to our day and timing needs. She also quickly communicated when I had questions after scheduling the trip, and each time she quickly responded. She was focused on safety, made sure everyone had proper lifejackets, and the boat and equipment all were clean and looked like in virtually new condition.

Helfrich Outfitters is a quality company and I can highly recommend them for a fun and safe trip.
Written July 28, 2022
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Victoria S
Eugene, OR3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Amazing. Exciting. Safe - Helfrich Outfitters are the oldest and most respected guides in Oregon Trip was just the right amount of challenges for rafting newbies! First time rafting for family - ages 21-70, including a mom who couldn't swim! Affordable and all equipment supplied. Great value for the money! I would do any kind of trip with them again!
Written June 23, 2023
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Nard C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Took A McKenzie wooden Drift Boat down the Willamette from Clearwater with Aaron and what a delight. This is the boat that was designed and built here in Springfield, Oregon. Aaron grandfather was one of the original designers and builders of these boats that have been copied and run all over the world. The Mckenzie Drift boat has a shallow draft yet is very stable and easy to maneuver down the river. Aaron and Jonnie are delightful people.
Written July 4, 2024
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Chris M
Georgetown, TX59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was the first raft trip for my grandsons age 12 and 16 years old. We choose this trip because it was "moderate" on the rapids. My daughter was also with us. Everyone really enjoyed the trip but I think the boys would have preferred "more action." Our guide was funny and engaging. The McKenzie river is beautiful and we would highly recommend the Helfrich Outfitters!
Written July 16, 2023
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CB M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed the serene atmosphere sprinkled with adventure and excitement of rafting on the McKenzie River❣️ Taylor, our guide, was professional, informative, and fun! It was easy to set up our reservations with Jonnie who was both informative and helpful with our special needs. Thank you for making Fred’s birthday even more special with that delicious cake! Y’all are the best!
Written August 14, 2023
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Kevin G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
There were six of us in our group, going on the 3 hour afternoon rafting trip on the McKenzie River. This was a gift for our two 13 year old grandchildren. Leah was our guide and did an amazing job! She's been guiding for eight years, but we still couldn't believe how well she knew the river! This is our second time using Helfrich Outfitters. They do a great job! Highly recommended!

The Gowey group
Written July 17, 2022
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Leah H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This was my first rafting trip and I am hooked! It was exhilarating but I also felt very safe. Our guide, Leah Helfrich, was fabulous: fun, professional, accommodating. She explained everything very clearly and prepared us for each rapid to come. It was a hot day but the water was refreshingly cold. The Mackenzie river is beautiful and Leah made sure we didn’t miss any of the wildlife and pointed out historic sites, also sharing some of the Helfrich lore spanning many generations. We were treated to a delicious lunch and had a wonderful time. I would definitely do it again. Thank you!
Written July 17, 2023
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Rebecca R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family came to visit from Southern California and we took them on a scenic rafting float on the McKenzie River! Jonnie was our river guide and the trip was absolutely amazing! Beautiful views everywhere around us and she was so full of knowledge to give us about our surroundings! We will definitely reserve many trips in the future!
The Reyes Family-Eugene OR
Written August 14, 2023
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Farmer Jane
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Part of our American Heritage Girls Troop participated in a rafting afternoon with Leah and had a wonderful time on the McKenzie! She was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all our questions. Beautiful day and a beautiful location. We look forward to going again!
Written June 26, 2023
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HamilTravel8
Sicklerville, NJ80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Great communication setting it up for our group. All questions were answered in detail. Amazing trip. Our guide Nate could not have been better. You couldn't ask for a more personal experience. You WILL NOT regret booking this excursion.
Written July 6, 2021
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