Lower John Day River Rafting
The John Day is the longest free-flowing river in Oregon, and one of the longest in the United States. The river, which runs 280 miles from its headwaters in the Blue Mountains to its confluence with the Columbia, is a long rafting trip. It’s a good trip to choose if you are looking for a scenic float and mild whitewater.
In 1988 Congress designated 148 miles of the main John Day as well as 101 miles of the north and south forks as National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
The John Day watershed supports one of the largest remaining populations of wild Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin, and is known for its excellent bass fishing. A wide variety of bird life may be found here, as well.