Ouzel Outfitters offers professionally guided whitewater rafting trips on the Northwest's most scenic and exciting rivers for families, friends and groups. High quality trips are fully outfitted and guaranteed to put a smile on you face. Since 1979.
A whitewater rafting trip
is not just for hard-core outdoor enthusiasts. We offer a wide range of rafting trips
from half-day "samplers" to 5-day wilderness vacations. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned whitewater addict, we have the right trip for you. We offer half and full-day trips in central Oregon on the McKenzie, Deschutes & North Umpqua Rivers. We also offer 2-day/1-night "weekend getaways" on the Deschutes and North Umpqua. For longer trips we offer 3 to 5-day adventures on the Wild & Scenic Rogue, the John Day and Owyhee Rivers as well as Idaho's Lower Salmon. Call us today to find the right trip for you.
Age range, type of group
The minimum age for most of our trips is 6. For the North Umpqua and Owyhee Rivers our minimum age is 10. Our trips are family-focused with plenty of activities for kids and adults alike. We also specialize in providing specialy-tailored trips for businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, family renunions and many other groups.
Sleeping and meals
On all our multi-day adventures we provide all of your camping gear (sleeping bags, tents & pads) and include extras like paddle jackets & pants for cooler days, comfortable chairs and gourmet meals served on full-sized dining tables. Our camps are organized and comfortable with a river library, games and first rate facilities. As a way of saying "Thanks!" each overnight guest receives a free Ouzel t-shirt and water bottle with the Ouzel logo.
What's an Ouzel?The Water Ouzel (more commonly called the American Dipper) is the only truly aquatic song bird in North America. It makes its home in rocky cliffs and outcroppings near clear running rivers and streams, diving into turbulent water to feed on insects and tiny fish. The Ouzel was favorite bird of famous naturalist, John Muir, who said, "The Ouzel along of all birds, dares to enter a white torrent."
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