Stephen Kenney

Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?


Where do you call home now?


Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Creating magic.

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike, or camp and what makes it special.

Hance Rapid in Grand Canyon and the first 7 miles of the Middle Fork of the Salmon.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

A bunch of them!

What can you not live without while at work or on a trip?

Glazed doughnuts.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding/trip memory.

Driving the sweepboat on the Middle Fork Salmon.

About me…

I love experiencing beautiful places, outlandish meals, substantive conversations, and creating life long memories with old friends and new ones.