Experience paddling into the sunset deep in the sage filled canyons of the High Desert at Lake Billy Chinook. On this journey, you have the opportunity to see incredible wildlife and geology. The lake is comprised of three different river canyons including the Deschutes, Crooked, and Metolious Rivers. These canyons, composed primarily of basalt, reach up to four hundred feet in places providing excellent habitat. In the evenings, it is likely that you will see river otters, beaver, bats, and certain species of night hawks.

Perfect For...

Active Folks, Bend Locals, Fun Lovers, Intrepid Travelers, Out-of-Towners

Highlights

Deschutes River

The Deschutes River begins as a small creek trickling south out of Little Lava Lake and ends some 250 miles north as one of the most celebrated, majestic rivers of the West. In many ways, it's the lifeblood...

Mirror Pond

This stunning iconic pond created was over 100 years ago inspired when the river was damned to power Bend.  The pond was the inspiration for Deschutes Brewery's first beer, Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Check out a virtual tour of Mirror Pond here....

Old Mill District

The Old Mill District is a historic area formerly occupied by two lumber mills along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. The Old Mill District is now a mixed-use area known for its shops, galleries and restaurants....

Other Highlights:
  • Bend Whitewater Park

You Will See


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Cancellation Policy
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation PoliciesnnOne Day Lessons/Tours: 24 hours prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 24 hour period will be subjectnto forfeiture of all fees. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (TCKC) Initiated Cancellation Disclaimer: Applies to all one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events. TCKC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events within 24 hours of scheduled date. Circumstances include but are not limited to; low enrollment, weather (ex. thunderstorms/lightning), natural disasters (ex. forest fires) and events or circumstances beyond TCKC's control.
Other Important Information
If you like this tour you may also want to participate on our Deschutes River Tours, San Juan Island Sea Kayaking Tours, or take one of a variety of paddle sports lessons. Please see our web page for a full listing of our offerings. www.tumalocreek.com