River-Based Adventures to suit just about anyone mild or wild, short or long, couples or large groups.

River-Based Adventures to suit just about anyone mild or wild, short or long, couples or large groups.

Make Your Day Spectacular:
What to Bring, Lunch Options, and Where to Stay

What to Wear and Bring:

It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

  • Dress to get wet: quick-dry fabrics, shorts and tee; avoid wearing cotton
  • River sandals, water shoes or old sneakers
  • Cold-natured? Bring fleece, rain gear
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Medication you might need
  • Towel and full change of dry clothes (leave in car)

Lunch Options:

Bring Your Own

  • A Helfrich Outfitter LLC will provide a cooler for you.

Big Town Hero™ Box Lunch
(Not Available on Sunday)

Picnic Lunch

  • Fried chicken; fresh fruit; home-made cole slaw, deviled eggs; dessert; mints; lemonade.
    • Adults $18 Per Person
    • Youth (age 4-12) $13 Per Person

McKenzie River Map

River Rafting Resources

Our Other River Trips

Area Information

Where to Stay when Rafting the McKenzie River

Great to Places to Stay to make your trip even better

MP 3 ~ McKenzie Orchards Bed and Breakfast Inn


McKenzie Orchards Bed and Breakfast Inn is a modern relaxing retreat located on the McKenzie River, close to Eugene/Springfield.  The rooms are spacious and beautiful.  Breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres are prepared and served by your hosts; so good, they teach cooking classes.

MP 29 ~ Wayfarer Resort


Wayfarer Resort has reopened with four of their cabins that survived the Holiday Farm Fire. The creekside and riverside grounds are as beautiful and the hospitality as wonderful as ever.

MP 34 ~ Eagle Rock Lodge


Eagle Rock Lodge overlooks its large welcoming grounds on the banks of the McKenzie River.  It offers five beautiful rooms and three separate cottages and serves a full country breakfast.  We can stop there for our snack or lunch break on the Lower McKenzie trip.

MP 46 ~ McKenzie Riverside Cottages


McKenzie Riverside Cottages offers 14 different cottages on the banks of the McKenzie River near the historic covered bridge in Rainbow.

MP 51 ~ Caddisfly Resort


Caddisfly Resort’s three redwood cabins, perched on the banks of the McKenzie River, have fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, cable TVs and large windows and decks to take in the view.

MP 54.5 ~ Belknap Resort


Here, you can stay in a lodge room or a cabin or bring your RV or tent. An on-site food cart offer delicious food options. You can enjoy relaxing in the beautiful gardens or riverside hot springs pool.