About Lake and River Paddling Adventures
Paddle & float all of the many rivers, lakes and waterways in and around Bend and Central Oregon. Because of the many rivers and lakes in Central Oregon along with the high Cascades mountains, it has been dubbed an “outdoor playground”.The Deschutes River gently flows north through Central Oregon toward the Columbia River. The temperate river features plenty of opportunities for scenic paddle boarding. A good starting point is at Drake Park right in heart of downtown Bend where there is a slow moving current upstream past gorgeous riverfront houses and parks. Be sure to check out the new Bend Whitewater Park featuring a standing wave.Another popular stretch of the Deschutes extends from Riverbend Park downstream along the Old Mill District and the outdoor Les Schwab Amphitheater (plan your paddle to catch some live music). Then, you can head back upstream for solitude and instant immersion in Central Oregon’s high desert landscape.