Dates & Prices

Helfrich River Outfitter Inc

River Trips

Middle Fork Salmon River – 6 Day, 5 Night Trips

Middle Fork Salmon trips are 6 days and 5 nights and cover 100 miles of river. Prices are all-inclusive. Each boat is fully equipped with lifejackets and each fishing boat is equip with all necessary fishing rods, tackle and flies. Fishing license is not included in the trip cost. Enjoy the comfort and class of our custom drift boats, fishing rafts and whitewater rafts.

2019/2020 Prices:

*Fly Fishing: $3850/Person
*Rafting: $2750/Person
*Drift boats and fishing rafts must be booked as double occupancy.
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Additional $4/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee will be charged on all Middle Fork trips.

 Dates:

June 7-11 (5 or 6 days) – Lodging Available,

June 16-21,  June 17-22,  June 25-30,  July 3-8,  July 11-16,  July 12-17, July 19-24,  July 20-25,  July 27-August 1,  July 28-August 2,  August 4-9,  August 5-10,  August 12-17,  August 13-18,   August 20-25,  August 21-26,  August 28- September 2

September Dates Also Available

Combination Fishing & Rafting trips available by request and for large groups

-Raft trips with groups of 6 or more have the option of a paddle raft.
-Additional $4/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee will be charged on all Middle Fork trips.
-3% of the company’s adjusted gross revenues are for a land use fee for operating commercially on National Forest Lands.
-Prices are subject to change annually.

Lower water levels later in the season may require trip launch location to change. These trips require an additional flight in to a backcountry airstrip. Additional flight costs are not included in trip price. All booking and arrangement details for these flights will be handled for you; it is easy and affordable. Fishing rafts may be used in place of drift boats on any trips.

Middle Fork Salmon River – 4-Day & 5-Day Fall Fly Fishing Trips

September 5-Day Fly Fishing Trips through the second deepest canyon in North America!

Just like early July is known as the best time to fish the Middle Fork, September is very comparable and even preferred my many. The water is beginning to cool down and the fish get more active. Come enjoy the world class dry fly fishing of the Middle Fork while surrounded by beautiful fall colors. September is also loved my many as the best time of year on the river because of the lack of visitors to the river and the smaller group sizes. These trips are run in customize fishing rafts. These fishing rafts provide the perfect set up for accessing prime fishing spots during lower water conditions.

Prices:

*Upper River 4-Day Trip – 1 Guest Per Boat: $3900/person

*Canyon Section 5-Day Trip – 2 Guests Per Boat: $3350/person

Trips are all customized to suit each group.
Trip Dates: (annual dates may slightly vary)
Upper River 4-Day – 1 Guest Per Boat September 5-8, September 17-21

Canyon Section 5-Day – 2 Guests Per Boat

September 10-14, September 21-25
Additional $4/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee will be charged on all Middle Fork trips.

3% of the company’s adjusted gross revenues are for a land use fee for operating commercially on National Forest Lands.

Water levels may require trip launch locations to change. These trips require an additional flight in to or out of a backcountry airstrip. Additional flight costs are not included in trip price. All booking and arrangement details for these flights will be handled for you and they are easy and affordable. These trips are run in specialized fishing rafts..

Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc. is operated under special use permit with the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Floating and fishing the “Wild and Scenic” Rogue River Canyon is considered one of the Pacific Northwest’s most spectacular river experiences. Enjoy this stunning canyon from the classy comfortable ride of a beautiful wooden drift boat and spend your evenings in unique riverside lodges. Spend four days floating the 43 miles of protected waters while fly fishing for half-pounder and adult steelhead fresh out of the ocean.

2019/2020 Prices:

*Drift Boats: $2200/person
*Requires double occupancy.

Additional required $10/person Use Fee charged by the BLM. Price includes federal use fee of 2% the overall trip cost.
Dates: September 3-6,  September 8-11,  September 13-16,  September 18-21,  September 23-26,  Sept 28 – Oct 1,  October 3-6,  October 8-11,  October 13-16, October 18-21, October 23-26,  October 28-31,  November 2-4 (3-day)

*Drift Boats: $2025/person
*Requires double occupancy.
*Prices include all lodging, meals, necessary fishing rods & tackle and professional guide for each two guests.

Additional required $10/person/day Use Fee charged by the BLM in addition to federal use fee of 2% the overall trip cost.
Dates: August 27-29, November 2-4

Rogue River Whitewater Rafting – 3 or 4-Days Camp or Lodge

Floating the “Wild and Scenic” Rogue with Helfrich River Outfitters is an experience that is good for your soul. The beautiful green waters of the Rogue have carved out a magnificent canyon through the coastal mountains in Southern Oregon. Sheer black basalt canyon walls restrict the waters of the river to create fun and thrilling drops and rapids such as “Windy Creek Chutes,” “Black Bar Falls,” “Coffee Pot,” “Wildcat,” and more.

2018 Prices

*3 day Rafting & Camping: $1250/person
*3 day Rafting & Lodging: $1300/person
*4 day Rafting & Camping: $1400/person
*4 day Rafting & Lodging: $1450/person

Additional required $10/person/day Use Fee charged by the BLM in addition to federal use fee of 2-3% the overall trip cost (2% for lodging trips & 3% for camping).
Trips are all customized to suit each group. Prices on trips vary depending on accommodation choices and boat types your group chooses.
Dates: August 27th,  August 30th

Main Salmon Whitewater Rafting – 4 or 5 Day Trips

Ready for a beach vacation? Warm sunny weather and 70 degree water creates a white-sand beach paradise with plenty of summer fun and lots of swimming opportunities along the Main Salmon River in Kayaking Main Salmon River Idaho beautiful Northern Idaho. A day on your rafting trip with Helfrich River Outfitters will be filled with roller-coaster rapids, historic stories from the canyon, great side hikes and even the occasional water fight to cool off.

*4 day Whitewater Rafting: $1575/person
*5 day Whitewater Rafting: $1875/person
The minimum group size is 8 people on each trip. Trips may be available for smaller parties to be combined with other groups.
Alternative dates available throughout July, August & September.
Dates: July 26-29,  July 31-August 4,  August 6-9,  August 11-15

Our trip takes us through one of the deepest river gorges in North America and traverses 73 miles of river through three states; starting in Idaho, passing along the Oregon border and ending in the state of Washington. We float 55 miles through the rugged Salmon River Gorge to join the Snake River in Hells Canyon. Our drift boat guides competently navigate “The Slide,” “Eye of the Needle” and “Bodacious Bounce” – whitewater rapids that characterize the wilder side of the Salmon Canyon. From the confluence of these two majestic rivers, the Salmon and the Snake, we float the last 18 miles of our journey to take-out. 

Our fall trips offer both fishing and bird hunting on the Main Salmon and Cast and Blast Main Salmon Idaho can definitely be described as action-packed.

*Drift Boats: $3200/person
Trips are available from the opening date of chuckar season through the middle of October.  Price includes all necessary fishing equipment, meals, full camp set up, BLM use fees and professional guides. A minimum of 8 guests required per trip. Combined group trips are possible for smaller parties.
Additional required 3% BLM use fee
Available Dates: September 29-October 3, October 5-9

Owyhee River Float Trips – 5 Days, 4 Nights

The Owyhee River Canyon is known as the “Grand Canyon of Oregon” and is one of the most untouched, beautiful places in the Northwest! A well-kept secret, this tributary of the Snake River drains a huge and remote area of the arid corners of Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon. The Owyhee River and its tributaries flow through the Owyhee Plateau, cutting deep canyons, often with vertical walls and in some places over 1,000 feet deep.

*Drift Boats: $2200/person (requires double occupancy)
*Rafting: $1800/person
Federal use fee of 3% the overall trip cost included in trip cost.
Dates: April 17-21, April 24-28, May 1-5, May 8-12

McKenzie River – One Day Fly Fishing Trips

One of the largest spring-fed rivers in the world, the McKenzie pours directly out of the Three Sisters Wilderness in the Cascade Mountains. Located just east of Eugene, Oregon, the McKenzie River is a lively, crystal clear mountain stream; flowing out of the Cascade Mountains, through stretches of lush old growth and bright, new growth forests. The McKenzie is legendary for its breathtaking scenery and top-notch fly-fishing opportunities. This river is the perfect place to go fishing for anglers of any skill level, from beginner to veteran.
*Drift Boat Fishing: $475/boat – 2 people per boat
*Upper River Drift Boat Fishing: $475/boat – 1 person per boat (Advanced Fisherman)

Price Includes Full Riverside Lunch — Fishing Trips Riverside Lunch: Lunch for fishing trips include a riverside fish fry of the morning’s catch along with a salad, snacks, cookies etc.  If you choose to not eat fish and notify us ahead of time, the lunch will include an alternative main dish.  *Special diets and food allergies can be accommodated with prior notice.
For lodging info on the McKenzie: Click Here
Helfrich River Outfitters Inc. operates under a special use permit with the Willamette National Forest and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.
Available Dates: McKenzie Trips Run Daily From April through October Each Year

If you are interested in spending multiple days on the water or combining fishing and rafting for your vacation we are happy to accommodate you. We have a great crew of guides available throughout the entire season.