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Deschutes River Rafting

WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER

Oregon’s most popular white water river and with good reason.  Your Deschutes River rafting trip is full of sun, big splashy waves and boiling rapids.  Nestled in a desert river canyon, the Deschutes River not only provides some thrilling rapids like Wapinitia, Boxcar, Surf City and Oak Springs.  Its also full of beautiful views of Columbia basalt flows and many Osprey which nest along its banks.  A great river when the rest of the state is usually cold and wet, a rafting trip down the Deschutes is usually hot, full of sun and always a good time.

 

The 3 day Deschutes River trip takes in the sweeping canyons and numerous rapids of the upper section, starting at Warm Springs.  With open campsites, warm weather and great chances for swimming the exciting rapids only add to this weekend getaway that is the closest multiday trip to the Portland area.

  • Sunny weather in the high desert
  • Splashy fun rapids for everyone
  • Oregon’s #1 rafted river

RIVER SEASON: APRIL-OCTOBER

2021 3 DAY TRIPS:

JULY:  7/11/21- 3 DAY

AUGUST: 8/24/21- 3 DAY

Trip LengthAvailabilityBase price: (includes 4 people and private boat). Adult and youth price per additional person. 
Half DayAvailable most days (party size restrictions may apply.)Base: $400
Adults: $60
Youth: $55
Full DayAvailable most days (party size restrictions may apply.)Base: $600
Adult: $65
Youth: $60
3 DayAvailable most days (party size restrictions may apply.)Adults: $695*
Youth: $615*

Season: April  - October

Three Day Deschutes River Trip

  • Trip meets at Warm Springs or Trout Creek
  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM final day
  • $695 for adults and $615 for youth (age 12 and under). Parties of 10 or more are eligible for a group discount on most trip dates. Please contact us for details concerning group rates.
  • All camping gear provided; tent, sleeping bag, pad, group gear.
  • All meals starting with lunch on day 1 through lunch on final day.
  • Minimum total trip size is 5 people. If your group (combined with other groups who have requested the same trip) together total less than 5 then your reservation will be on hold until minimum trip size is met. Your credit card will not be charged until trip is confirmed.
  • Before you book you may want to review our deposit, cancellation, and refund policies.

Full Day Deschutes River Trip

  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM*
  • Base Price: $600:  Includes 4 people and private boat
    • Per additional adult: $70
    • Per additional youth (age 12 and under) $65
  • Includes freshly prepared riverside lunch during the day
  • River water levels and trip capacity may limit availability.
  • Before you book you may want to review our deposit, cancellation, and refund policies.
  • Minimum total trip size is 4 people. If your group (combined with other groups who have requested the same trip) together total less than 4 then your reservation will be on hold until minimum trip size is met. Your credit card will not be charged until trip is confirmed.

Half Day Deschutes River Trip

    • Morning Trip: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM*
    • Afternoon Trip: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM*
    • Base Price: $400:  Includes 4 people and private boat
      • Per additional adult: $60
      • Per additional youth: (age 12 and under) $55
    • River water levels and trip capacity may limit availability.
    • Before you book you may want to review our deposit, cancellation, and refund policies.
    • Half day trips are available to parties of 4 or more.

  • Minimum age is 7.
  • Prices include: Federal Government, Oregon State Parks, Warm Springs Tribal fees.
  • ∗Prices also include additional $6 Federal fee on summer weekends.

Trip Highlights

  • Often sunny & warm even when western Oregon is cloudy.
  • Good swimming (though water is cool).
  • High volume river, which means large waves even in summer.
  • Desert scenery.
  • Two hours east of Portland.
  • Crowded on summer weekends.

Trip Summary

  • Near: Maupin
  • Trip Length: Half & full day; 3 day Upper Section
  • Meeting Times: 9:30 & 10 AM, 1 PM; 7:30 AM
  • Season: April - October
  • Trip type: paddle rafting (oar raft by request)
  • Whitewater Rating: III (intermediate)
  • Suggested minimum age: 7

Trip Guide (pdf)