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“Middle Fork Salmon River Idaho”

Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc.
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Springfield
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed February 6, 2014

There are a lot of outfitters that can manage the river, but few, if any, can match the overall experience of a Helfrich trip. Regardless of your experience level, they make you feel inclusive from the very beginning to the last minute on the way home. A memory is the one thing that no one can take from an individual. My wife of 40 years has very high standards when it comes to travel experiences, yet when I mention the possibility of a Helfrich trip, regardless of location, it rises to the top. Easily surpassing Mexico, Hawaii, Europe or Asia, it doesn't matter where we book a trip, but it does matter with whom we travel with. Without going into the details , as that could be a book, I can easily say that a Helfrich river experience is a memory made that is hard to surpass, and one that is easily recalled.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We did the Middle Fork trip with Helfrich in 2012 and enoyed it so much, we signed up to do it again in 2013. There is not one thing--not ONE--that I can possibly think of that Helfrich could do to make this a better trip. From help booking the trip (Sherill & Ken), to our orientation in Stanley, to the trip itself (accomodations, food, guides, cultural information), this is THE BEST trip and outfitter you could possibly ask for. Wait until you fall asleep in your cozy tent--errected by someone wonderful on Ken and Kelsey's crew--and wake up to Eggs Benedict that rivals that from any fancy restaurant. The guides will go out of their way to help you catch fish, find the best hike, run the rapids and see the local pictographs. This trip cannot be beat, cannot!!!!

Date of experience: July 2013
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