Boat Options: Driftboat, Sweepboat
The McKenzie is a clear, active stream whose watershed is filtered by thousands of acres of Douglas Fir forest. Mike Gehrman, your host, began fishing and floating this river using the traditional Mckenzie driftboat in 1958. Come share the river he grew up with. Fly fish for native rainbows or catch and keep a few hatchery rainbows for a streamside lunch.
There are several stretches of McKenzie River to choose from, and we plan your trip to fit your interests. The start of your trip will be determined when you schedule. The McKenzie is typically a three hour drive from Portland.
Trips begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Evening trips vary in start time based on daylight hours and weather.
Trips meet at Hendricks Park just past the bridge on the right at Walterville. Drive time is about 2 hours and 40 minutes from Portland.
The trip begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Evening trips vary in start time based on daylight hours and weather.