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High Desert River Outfitters - Day Trips
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Maupin
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Owner description: Regardless of your skill level, we have the right rafting trip for you on the Deschutes River, McKenzie River, North Santiam River, Klickitat River, Rogue River, Grande Ronde River, Upper Klamath River, or the Owyhee River. Start your next great Oregon Rafting adventure here, with one of our guided oregon rafting trips Our goal is to provide your family,church,corporate or any type group you might have with the finest possibe Oregon rafting or fishing trip. Our Oregon river raftng trips will provide you with memories to last a life time.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We visited on 8-2-2013, Our group consisted of 4 adults and 2 fourteen year old boys, we took the 1/2 day trip. I have been on other rafting trips in the past but for 3 in our group it was their first time rafting. Our guide, Dan, was high spirited,(some might say a little on the rough side, but for our group it was a good fit), fun loving, informative and very competent. He really made the trip by joking, sharing history, pointing out things of interest and doing a lot of BSing. Along with the great rafting, we were the pirates on the river and attacked other boats with water and for lost items, like dropped water buckets, drinks, paddles, whatever fell from other boats. He went out of his way to make it a GREAT time. We went through Oak Springs the hard way and ended up losing our two adult men in the front of the boat but with the guidance of Dan we got our guys back in & went on to have more fun. We had such a wonderful experience we decided to make this an annual trip for our two families. We highly recommend HDRO.

2  Thank kiml422013
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Joy and I took their Half Day trip, going through two class three rapids (Wapinita and Boxcar), and one class four (Oak Springs), plus several class twos rapids. Along the way, we saw Matt Damon’s vacation home along with several osprey nests. The river flows through a canyon, so we had the desert beauty of the canyon walls, the blue sky above and the blue of the water, giving lots of lovely views.

It was an 85 degree day, so having the cool water splashing on us as we traversed the rapids actually felt great.

Zach, our guide, told us the history of the area -- and added some humor to his descriptions.

Highly recommended!

3  Thank rickh57
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We took the 1/2 day white water trip on the Deschutes River. This company is professional and practice excellent water safety. Our guide, Brad, was experienced and made the trip fun for us.
We would definitely recommend this company to anyone interested in rafting the Deschutes.

3  Thank dthewey
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Gary and HDRO provided us an amazing trip down the Deschutes River. We have been river rafting other places before, but this was our first trip on this river and with this outfitter, and we couldn't have been more happy with our experience. We will be back again and again. Can't say enough great things about our trip. I'm ready to go back tomorrow! Gary did a fantastic job and runs a first class operation. Thanks so much for providing us with the high point of our vacation!

2  Thank gg p
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I found this rafting company to be very well organized. They took great care to ensure everyone was properly outfitted and prepared for the trip. Our guide, Andy, truly was amazing! Skilled, fun, and full of great info about the area. We look forward to doing this again!

2  Thank MM_MegaLab
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