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Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc.

26 reviews
About Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc.
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!
Springfield, OR
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

This is a great trip for anyone. The guides know what they are doing and you will not only feel safe but you can get involved as much or as little as you want. And anyone can catch these fish- seriously!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kelsey H, Owner at Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for your review! So glad you could join us on a trip! Is there something you feel we should have done different as a company or crew to get a 5 star review instead of 4? You are our first 4 star review....More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

This trip is really a scenic float through the Rogue River wilderness with a little fishing. Overall accommodations are good for lodges in the middle of no where. Food was great to just OK. All the lodge folks were very accommodating except Illahe. These folks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rclebcandy
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

WOW! What a fabulous trip fly fishing on the McKenzie. Doug and Ryan were great guides. From booking the trip, to the information provided, follow up with us before the trip on all we would need...they did everything right! We just had to show up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank trendab2014
Reviewed August 25, 2018

What a fantastic way to unplug and experience the Main Salmon River in Idaho. Kelsey and her crew at Helfrich River Outfitters were outstanding. The guides were fun and knowledgeable. It was the perfect combination of rafting, kayaking and swimming. The river was remarkably warm,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MJM_KT
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I was one of 24 female CEO's lucky enough to join Kelsey, also a female CEO:) on this incredible rafting trip on the Salmon River in Idaho. The entire trip was beautifully executed with just the right balance of relaxation and challenge. Lot's of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SaraSanFrancisco
Reviewed August 16, 2018

All I can say is WOW. It truly doesn't get better than Helfrich. Over the last two summers, I have had the privilege of spending a week disconnecting from everything and tuning into the natural reality of Idaho, Oregon and Washington! I am struggling to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MMick503
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River had been on the top of my bucket list of river adventures for years. Helfrich River Outfitters not only made the trip a reality, they delivered a trip of a lifetime. The accommodations were comfortable and authentic, the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank GHATTEN07
Reviewed June 28, 2018

I have personally have been on over six trips with the Helfrich's. My girlfriend and I like to go fishing together, so ladies this trip is for you too. The Middle Fork is an amazing six day fishing and camping. Over the top scenery and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sharon Q
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

A truly special experience with a legend. He was wonderful with my wife and son who are just getting in to fly fishing. Kelsey runs a tight ship and we are excited for many many years of adventure with the Helfrich Family. Do not hesitate...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank CBerry80
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Six women celebrated a friend’s retirement fishing for McKenzie River Rainbow trout guided by Helfrich River Outfitters. The guides(Kelsey, Kidd, and Kevin)were great. They were informative about the river, provided instruction and positive feedback and cooked a delicious lunch of fish tacos, champagne and appetizers....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GreggandKathy
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December 28, 2014|
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Helfrich River Outfitters is located in Springfield Oregon USA and have no locations outside the US. I think you have the wrong outfitter.