Tumalo Creek is temporarily closed for walk through traffic, but will be available to take phone calls and execute pick up or delivery services on retail sales only. A staff member will be available at the shop from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, but orders may be placed any time. Rentals and programs are not being offered at this time. Those of you picking up pre-purchased items (such as boats or boards) please adhere to social distancing policies and maintain 6 feet from other customers and staff members, as well as wash your hands immediately after entering the shop for the recommended 20 seconds.
Due to safety concerns, Tumalo Creek will not be renting river tubes for summer 2020.
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is on the Deschutes River! From the back lawn of the Tumalo Creek retail shop in the Old Mill District, across from the Bend Whitewater Park, we teach classes, guide tours and launch kayak, canoe, paddleboard, river tube and surf board rentals! We also host remote paddle adventures on the many Cascade Lakes and scenic high desert rivers surrounding Central Oregon.
For Kayaking, we offer over 10 progressive courses and clinics in flat and whitewater kayaking (Basic Skills, Intermediate Skills, Full Immersion, Women’s Whitewater, Intermediate Whitewater and Brace & Roll to name a few), 5 local and out of state kayaking tours (Upper Deschutes, Deschutes Half-Day, The Old Mill District Tour, Deschutes Fall Foliage and San Juan Islands) and host paddle community and stewardship events like River House Rendezvous Slalom, Annual Spring Paddle Festival, Pickin’ & Paddlin’ concert series, the Subaru Outside Games Whitewater Festival and Meadow Camp Race and countless river clean-ups.
For Paddleboard opportunities we offer Introduction to Paddleboarding, Sundowner Paddleboard Night, and the Upper Deschutes and Deschutes Half-Day tours via paddleboard.
Looking to rent river tubes to float the Urban Deschutes Townie Float? Look no further than Bend Park & Float across the street from our Bend Location and adjacent to the Bend Parks and Recreation Pavilion. June 16- September 3rd all river tube rentals will be out of this location. See the Tumalocreek.com site for details and safety tips. We also provide kayak and SUP rentals as the concessionaire at Riverbend Park.
Calling all visitors and locals of all learning levels and ages. Tumalo Creek is truly the epicenter for everything paddling east of the Cascades. Let us outfit you with the paddle gear you need and then let our ACA-certified instructors get you on the water!