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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

2020 SEASON

Thank you for your interest in Oregon River Experiences. We hope you are doing well and have been safe through this ordeal.  It is with a heavy heart we have made the difficult decision to suspend our 2020 season operations due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 virus. We did not do this lightly, but for the safety and concern of you, our clients, family, and friends.

We think of a river trip as a way to escape into something different from your everyday life, and with the precautions required and changes to ensure your safety, we felt that the special river experience was not going to be the same. 

We will be operating in 2021 stronger than ever and will have the multiday schedule available by July 1st, 2020.  We appreciate your support during these times and wish you a safe and fun-filled summer this year.

In the meantime, if you have questions regarding a trip with us for the 2021 season or need a recommendation for this season, please contact us at info@oregonriver.com (on the website, will be link directly into contact form).  If you want to call us at 503-563-1500 feel free, but we might be outside enjoying our summer.  Say hello if you see us out and about by your favorite river.

See you on the water in 2021,

The Oregon River Experiences Team

2020 3 DAY TRIPS:

JULY:  7/17/20-OPEN

 AUGUST:  8/27/20-OPEN

Trip LengthAvailabilityPrice per Person 
Half DayFor groups of 10 or more.Adults: $69*
Youth: $64*
Full DayAvailable most days (party size restrictions may apply.)Adult: $98*
Youth: $88*
3 DayAvailable most days (party size restrictions may apply.)Adults: $695*
Youth: $615*

2020 Season: April  - October

Three Day Deschutes River Trip

      • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM final day

    • Prices: Adults from $450 | Youth (age 12 and under) from $395.
    • 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 6 people. If your group (combined with other groups who have requested the same trip) together total less than 6 then your reservation will be on hold until minimum trip size is met. Your credit card will not be charged until trip is confirmed.

Full Day Deschutes River Trip

  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM*
  • Prices: Adults from $98 | Youth (age 12 and under) from $88.
  • A group discount applies to parties of 12 or more.
  • 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 10 people. If your group (combined with other groups who have requested the same trip) together total less than 10 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*
    • Prices: Adults from $69 | Youth (age 12 and under) from $64.
    • 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 10 or more.

  • Group discount is already included in the half day price.
  • 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
  • 2020 Season: April - October
  • Trip type: paddle rafting (oar raft by request)
  • Whitewater Rating: III (intermediate)
  • Suggested minimum age: 7

Trip Guide (pdf)