Protecting America’s Public Lands
OARS is honored to be an authorized concessioner of Canyonlands and Grand Canyon National Parks and an authorized concessioner in Dinosaur National Monument. OARS operates by special permit in Yosemite National Park.
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign.
American Whitewater is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States. The non-profit organization works to ensure the nation’s remaining wild and free-flowing rivers stay that way, developed rivers are restored to function and flourish, and that the public has access to rivers for recreation.
Ever wonder where our guides get their awesome foot tans? They love wearing Chacos on the river, and you will too! Chaco creates premium footwear for the outdoor-minded and is the official footwear sponsor of the OARS Family of Companies.
YETI is the official cooler of OARS river trips and the cooler of choice for outdoor enthusiasts, pros, tailgaters, and backyard barbeque kings. Ever wondered how we can serve fresh, delicious food on an 18-day Grand Canyon adventure?
The Original Chums retainer was created in 1983 by Grand Canyon Dories guide Mike Taggett and his friends, who sought a simple, comfortable way to keep their expensive sunglasses out of the river. Today, Chums are still the best way to keep your sunglasses from getting knocked off your face and sinking to the bottom of the river….
OARS is thrilled to partner with Klean Kanteen, a small, family-owned and -operated company in northern California that provides healthy, high quality, BPA-free products, and accessories to promote and encourage health, sustainability, and environmental awareness. Refilling and reusing your bottle, canister, or tumbler instead of buying single-use, keeps thousands of bottles, cups, and other items from entering the waste stream, our waterways, and our oceans. Just say “no” to plastic and “yes” to Kleen Kanteen!
OARS is proud to be a member of the following trade organizations: