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Oregon whitewater, Deschutes River

Deschutes county, Bend to Tumalo State Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     5.2 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Bend, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Oregon you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The campgrounds here at Deschutes River are pretty good. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you get great scenery. Great exercise and spending some quality time in
    nature have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The nature scenery of Deschutes County and the sparkling of the sunlight on
the water attract people from near and far. The Bend to Tumalo State Park section of Deschutes River in Deschutes County is 5.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Bend to  
Tumalo State Park section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Bend here, and sites like Tumalo State Park are good to stop at. You clearly ought to adore the Central Cascade Range. Pilot Butte State Park is a perfect spot. Deschutes River is regularly a reasonably dried up site. December is the month that gets the most snow, and July meanwhile is the driest month. At Deschutes River during the summer months highs are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 40's. Daytime highs through the wintertime are in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Deschutes River are in the 10's.

Deschutes River, Bend to Tumalo State Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Deschutes River.
 Whitewater Near Deschutes River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Outfitters River Trips, Deschutes County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Bend to Tumalo State Park)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafters, Deschutes County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sun Country Tours, Deschutes County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Osprey Adventures Rafting, Deschutes County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6 miles long (Lava Island Falls to Mount Bachelor Village)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (Dillon Falls to Lava Island Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Deschutes County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 11.5 miles long (Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Deschutes River:
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 25 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 41 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 55 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 65 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 66 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 67 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Deschutes River:
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Bend, Bend , 1 miles away
Bend Inn And Suites, Bend , 2 miles away
Bend Riverside Inn And Suites, Bend , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bend Downtown, Bend , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BEND, Bend , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deschutes River:
Tumalo State Park, Bend, 1 miles away
Bend Kampground, Bend, 2 miles away
Blue Bay - Deschutes National Forest, Bend, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Deschutes River:
Swampy Lakes Trail, Deschutes , 18 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 177 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Deschutes River:
Tumalo State Park, Oregon , 1 miles away
Pilot Butte State Park, Oregon , 4 miles away
Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deschutes River:
River's Edge Golf Course, Bend , 2 miles away
Awbrey Glen Golf Club, Bend , 2 miles away
Broken Top, Bend , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Deschutes River
Mayfield Pond, Deschutes , 14 miles away
Paulina Lake, Deschutes , 20 miles away

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