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Oregon whitewater, Deschutes River

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


CLASS III     11.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This section of Deschutes River in Oregon is 11.5 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Oregon and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. No shortage of
    good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking
or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The starting location is a short drive from Bend, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There's camping available near Deschutes River.

Briefly about the general area:
A short trip to Odin Falls
is always worthwhile, and a spree here wouldn’t be complete without a journey to close by Peter Skene Ogden State Park. The cheerful people of Redmond like to hang out nearby, and a tour to Tumalo State Park is a pleasant idea. This is a really good river. Summertime at Deschutes River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and during the dark hours in the wintertime at Deschutes River temperatures dip to the 10's. Not much rainfall falls here at Deschutes River. December is the wettest month with most snow while July is frequently the driest month.

Deschutes River, Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 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, 3 miles away
      Class III - 11.5 miles long (Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge)
Deschutes River, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class IV+ - 15 miles long (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Deschutes County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Crooked River, Deschutes / Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 9 miles long (Crooked River Ranch to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Outfitters River Trips, Deschutes County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Bend to Tumalo State Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Osprey Adventures Rafting, Deschutes County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Crooked River, Crook / Deschutes County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafters, Deschutes County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Deschutes River:
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 32 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 41 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 57 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 59 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 63 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Deschutes River:
Eagle Crest Vacation Rentals, Redmond , 3 miles away
Comfort Suites Redmond Airport, Redmond , 7 miles away
Super 8 Redmond, Redmond , 7 miles away
Best Western Plus Rama Inn, Redmond , 7 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Redmond, Redmond , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deschutes River:
Steelhead Falls Trailhead, Culver, 5 miles away
River Rim RV Park, Terrebonne, 5 miles away
Crooked River Ranch RV Park, Crooked River, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Deschutes River:
Reservation Trail, Jefferson , 19 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 1940 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Deschutes River:
Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Tumalo State Park, Oregon , 10 miles away
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deschutes River:
Crooked River Ranch Golf, Terrebonne , 6 miles away
Greens At Redmond, Redmond , 7 miles away
Juniper Golf Club Restaurant & Lounge, Redmond , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Deschutes River
Mayfield Pond, Deschutes , 15 miles away
Lake Simtustus, Jefferson , 19 miles away

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