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Eric Maynard

River Guide


Hi, my name is Eric Maynard. Most people on the river call me “Maynard.” 

I am an Oregon native. I was born right here in Merlin, Oregon! I have been guiding the Rogue River on and off for 20+ years now. I also guide on the Deschutes river from time to time. This is my 5th season with Morrison’s, and I feel blessed to be able to work with such a professional outfit. I love my job because I get to enjoy the beautiful “Wild and Scenic Rogue River” and I get a chance to connect with people, family, and friends on their vacation (no bad days on the river). I also get a chance to be a part of a life-changing experience for most people. What an amazing feeling I get every week! As an avid outdoorsman, I truly enjoy being outside. My hobbies include learning and practicing foraging skills, plant identification, and the medicinal uses of plants and mushrooms.  My favorite part about guiding Morrison’s is our amazing staff. I have been lucky enough to become great friends with my coworkers and build an unbreakable bond with them. On my off-season, I am a musician. I have been playing the drums for over 25 years. 

 I am excited to see you on the river soon!