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No Bend vacation is complete without a few hours spent paddling, fishing, floating, splashing, wading, rafting, or gazing upon the spellbinding aquatic wonders dotting our high desert landscape. From the power of the mighty Deschutes River to the shimmering solitude of a Cascade mountain lake, there’s bound to be a body of water that calls to you.

Answer the call with your fly rod in hand, or plop yourself in a float tube and drift ’til your stress melts away. Craving an adrenaline rush? Plunge your kayak into the rapids at the Bend Whitewater Park, or opt for the opposite with a peaceful paddle in a rented canoe. Try standup paddleboarding in the city Outside¬†magazine dubbed the world’s top SUP getaway, or book a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime whitewater raft adventure for the whole family.

They say water is life. Add some to your Bend getaway and learn what it feels like to live your best one.

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