The Deschutes River starts high up in the Cascade Mountains, making its way to the Columbia River, but not without a roaring visit through Bend. Whether you want to plop yourself in a float tube and drift ’til your stress melts away or pump up the adrenaline and surf the rapids at the Bend Whitewater Park, opt for a peaceful paddle in a rented canoe; the Deschutes River is a multi-activity water wonderland.
Or head up to one of the many heavenly lakes that sprinkle the Cascade Mountains. Seize some summer fun and glide along Sparks Lake on a standup paddleboard or kayak, or test your fishing skills at Crane Prairie Reservoir on a guided fly fishing adventure. If an unhurried day with friends and family cruising on a pontoon boat followed by a juicy burger and cold beverage is more your speed, head up to Elk Lake or Cultus Lake.
Need all the gear for your water adventures? Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe, Stand on Liquid, and Bend Kayak School and Rentals have you covered. From kayaks, SUPs, float tubes, and rafts give them a call or reserve online for all your water toys. Or, how about a guided tour? Let the experts at Wanderlust Tours treat you to local intel, favorite spots, and an inclusive tour with gear provided.