Standing Waves for White Water Recreation in the Middle of Bend

Bend Whitewater Park




166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr, Bend, OR 97702
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Welcome to the Bend Whitewater Park. Located in the Deschutes River near the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon, this in-water amenity offers a variety of river recreation opportunities including tubing, kayaking, and surfing.

The park is made up of three distinctly different channels:

  • Passageway Channel – The Passageway is the perfect option for those who want to add a little rapids adventure to their float. For those who want to keep it mellow or who have children as part of the group, exit the river and walk to McKay Park to re-enter the river. Learn more about the Floating the Passageway Channel.
  • Whitewater Channel – Are you a whitewater kayaker, surfer or paddleboarder? The Whitewater Channel is your destination. This center channel of the park has four wave features for emerging to expert whitewater enthusiasts. Learn more about the Whitewater Channel.
  • Habitat Channel – The third channel of the park exists to protect and enhance river health and provide habitat to important local and migratory wildlife. There is no public access (by people or pets) to this ecologically sensitive area. Learn more about River Stewardship.

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In the Summer I Bend So I Don’t Break

I’m here for good food, good drinks, and some Summer adventure! Start the day with a hike to a waterfall, a blue pool, a cave, or an amazing view. Relax your muscles floating down the Deschutes. Recharge with some local grub and brews/ciders!

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