Bend, Oregon might be known for its incredible winter activities, but it is also home to incredible water sport activities during the remainder of the year. With the Deschutes River so close by, the potential is endless for a water sports journey. Here is how you need to spend that trip. Check out the Bend Oregon water sports below:
You can find a variety of exciting water sport tours with Wanderlust Tours. One of their most popular options is the Moonlight & Starlight Canoe Tour, where you can explore the surrounding waters at night. This is a great way to enjoy the more relaxing water sports in the Bend area. Kayak and canoe adventures are also available during the daylight hours. No experience required and transportation is provided. Plan your next tour at www.wanderlusttours.com.
Nate’s Rogue Adventures
Now that you have had time to relax, jump into the thrills of white-water rafting with Nate’s Rogue Adventures. Their rafting adventures take you through various Oregon rivers that are perfect for newcomers and veteran white-water rafters alike. You can customize your trip by planning ahead. Book your next trip at www.natesrogueadventures.com.
Stand Up Paddle Bend
You might be a little sore after your white-water rafting experience. Get a relaxing view of the Deschutes River and other bodies of water with a paddle board rental from Stand Up Paddle Bend. Their vast selection of paddle boards will have you in the water in no time. Rentals are available by the hour, so you can pick and choose how long you wish to be on the water for. Check out their rates online at www.supbend.com. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Deschutes Paddle Trail Guide at outdoor shops and local bookstores for detailed maps showing access points, river hazards and more.
Make the most of your last day in town with a relaxing day spent at Tumalo Creek nearby the Old Mill District. You can find rental shops full of your favorite boats, including kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and rafts. Join a river tour or simply enjoy the water at your own leisure.
Seventh Mountain River Company
Can’t decide what to do? Give Seventh Mountain River Company a call. They’ll have something you and your gang will be interested in, from whitewater and calm water rafting tours on the Deschutes River, SUP and kayak tours (and rentals), and even ice skating under a disco ball in winter months. And for those in your group tired of the water and hiking along mountain trails, there’s mountain bike rentals, mini golf, disc golf and an outdoor music venue.
Bend Whitewater Park
River bodyboarding and surfing, tubing. whitewater paddleboarding and kayaking—you can do it all without ever leaving downtown Bend! Near the Old Mill District on the Deschutes River is a city-owned waterpark offering a variety of river-centric activities. The river has been split into three separate channels, with two channels focusing on recreational water activities and the third channel strictly for nature with no public access.
The first channel, the Fish Ladder, has rapids that add a little excitement to your river ride, and the Whitewater Channel has four wave features for those whitewater lovers of all skill levels. The ecologically sensitive Habitat Channel has been left to nature, as a way of protecting the river and local wildlife habitat. Bend Whitewater Park is open daily from 5am until 10pm and you can find out more at the city’s Park & Recreation website here.
If your dreams are filled with hooking your first steelhead, or if you love the sight of a sparkling rainbow trout on the end of your line, all you need to do is book a guided trip with one of the area’s knowledgeable fishing guides. Bend is a fly fishing paradise (there’s great fishing year round!) with beautiful still water lakes and roaring rivers filled with rainbow trout, brown trout, brookies, salmon, steelhead and more. Book a guided trip to Cascade Lake, East Lake, Crooked River, Fall River, the Deschutes River, and more for a day trip or half-day trip. To get started on your next fly fishing adventure, call Fly & Field Outfitters, Deep Canyon Outfitters, or River Runner Outfitters, just a few of the local outfitters that can show you the best spots to cast your line.
Bend Oregon Water
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