About Ouzel Outfitters
Ouzel Outfitters has offered the finest whitewater rafting trips for families and charter groups since 1979. We offer 1/2- to three-day rafting adventures in Central Oregon on the McKenzie, Deschutes and North Umpqua Rivers. Transportation is included on all 1/2- and one-day McKenzie and Deschutes River trips.
We also offer three- to five-day vacation length wilderness trips on Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rogue, Central Oregon’s John Day, Eastern Oregon’s Owyhee and Idaho’s Lower Salmon River. We are highly committed to the professionalism of our staff and to continually improving the organization, service and safety of our trips. We look forward to hosting you, your family and friends for a memorable rafting adventure.
Ouzel Guides Make all the Difference
Few river companies put as many resources into training, retraining and certification of their guide staff. Guides new to Ouzel must complete a competitive application and training process (regardless of their previous experience). Once training is complete, a long period of “apprenticeship” is required before being qualified to work. Returning guides are required to attend a 5-day training program where skills are refreshed, company standards re-iterated and new policies and procedures are introduced. Our guide staff are an extremely loyal and tight-knit group of professionals. With little turnover each year Ouzel maintains a high level of experience, tradition and teamwork. Our guides know our rivers, our trips and most importantly, our guests.