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Oregon whitewater, Deschutes River

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


CLASS III     14.5 miles
  The Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park section of Deschutes River is 14.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you'll be staying in a hotel
    you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Tumalo State Park to Cline
Falls State Park section is just one of many. The wonderful Oregon scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a  
while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for folks from Bend; unsurprisingly, everyone loves Tumalo State Park. Awbrey Falls is a gorgeous place to take a look at while you're at Deschutes River. Pilot Butte State Park is worth a visit if you're at Deschutes River. All through the days of summer, highs mostly are in the 80's at Deschutes River. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 40's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 30's with temperatures at Deschutes River dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

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


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Deschutes River.
 Whitewater Near Deschutes River:
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 11.5 miles long (Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Deschutes County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Outfitters River Trips, Deschutes County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Bend to Tumalo State Park)
Deschutes River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 15 miles long (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafters, Deschutes County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Osprey Adventures Rafting, Deschutes County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sun Country Tours, Deschutes County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Crooked River, Deschutes / Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 9 miles long (Crooked River Ranch to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Deschutes River:
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 28 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 41 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 62 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 63 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 63 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Deschutes River:
Eagle Crest Vacation Rentals, Redmond , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BEND, Bend , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Bend, Bend , 4 miles away
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Bend, Bend , 6 miles away
Bend Inn And Suites, Bend , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deschutes River:
Four Seasons Mobile Home Park, Bend, 4 miles away
Bend Kampground, Bend, 5 miles away
Green Acres RV Park, Redmond, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deschutes River:
Tumalo State Park, Oregon , 4 miles away
Pilot Butte State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deschutes River:
River's Edge Golf Course, Bend , 7 miles away
Greens At Redmond, Redmond , 7 miles away
Awbrey Glen Golf Club, Bend , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Deschutes River
Mayfield Pond, Deschutes , 13 miles away

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