White Water Rafting Bend Oregon
Looking for wet-and-wild adventures that will provide a lifetime of memories? Try white water rafting in Bend, Oregon.
The scenery of each trip is unique, as is the character of the river.
If you’re heading to Bend, Oregon, to enjoy the Deschutes River, make Riverhouse on the Deschutes on the banks of that very river your home base for all the fun. Visit our packages page for discounts on room rates and special seasonal offers.
Sun Country Tours
Sun Country Tours offers river rafting in Bend, Oregon, and beyond. The local company has been operating on the beautiful rivers of the state since 1978.
Its most-convenient and popular trip is the Big Eddy Thriller, a voyage that features Class III rapids. This adventure in white water rafting in Bend is just minutes from town, a float that easily fits into a morning or an afternoon.
Sun Country Tours also offers longer and all-day trips on the McKenzie, Upper Deschutes and North Umpqua rivers. All of its river rafting trips include expert guiding, transportation to and from the water, youth pricing for ages 6-12, and professional digital photos, available for purchase.
Scenic Float Trips
For a "Wild West" outing, look no farther than the Lower Deschutes River All-Day Adventure out of Maupin, north of Bend. The river winds through a deep gorge and stair-steps down through such famous drops as the Boxcar and Oak Springs rapids. Look for eagles, osprey, deer and big horn sheep. This trip includes a grilled lunch served riverside.
Interested in more verdant scenery? The McKenzie Magic trip takes guests to the Eastern side of the Cascades for two and half hours of paddling on Class II and III rapids through a dense forest of conifers, ferns and moss on the crystal-clear waters of the McKenzie River. Lunch is included.
Seeking something off the beaten path? The North Umpqua Premier features a float through the heart of the North Umpqua National Forest for a full day of rafting, swimming and scenic fun. The trip includes lunch.
Looking for other ways to play on the beautiful Deschutes River? Between Memorial and Labor days, Sun Country Tours operates a stand-up paddleboarding location in Riverbend Park in Bend's Old Mill District.
From this location, the company offers lessons, tours and rentals. The fastest-growing water sport in the world, SUP is fun and is easy to learn. Sun Country Tours provides all equipment, including boards chosen for their ease of use and stability, as well as life jackets and locally made Kialoa paddles.
Looking for other places to paddleboard? Read local guide, Judy Shasek's, suggestions here.
Rent a Float Tube
Interested in something a bit more leisurely than rafting in Bend, Oregon? There's no better way to enjoy the river on a hot summer day than floating from Riverbend Park in the Old Mill District to downtown in a tube.
Sun Country Tours rents professional-grade river float tubes -- fabric covers, mesh bottoms, dual air chambers and handles – and a municipal shuttle is available for a fee at the takeout point.