There are a hundred reasons to visit Bend, but we think our river and lake tours hit the top ten. If you came here to breathe fresh mountain air and experience a few moments of serenity in a pristine natural setting, sign up for a full or half-day kayak tour with Tumalo Creek.

Perfect For...

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


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 of central Oregon. ...

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....

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....

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  • Bend Whitewater Park

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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 subject to 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
This tour meets at:nTumalo Creek's Bend Store: 805 SW Industrial Way Suite 6. Bend, OR 97702nph. (541) 317-9407nnOther things you might be interested in:nnLooking for another river adventure? Sign up for our Half-Day Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboarding Tours: you'll still have the whole afternoon to golf, hike or just hang out by the pool. We also offer a variety of lessons to improve your paddling skills. Take our Basic Skills Kayaking Class and learn efficient paddle strokes as well as a solo re-entries in the event of a capsize (getting wet is optional!) Our Intermediate Skills Kayaking Class takes paddlers up to Elk Lake where we'll learn to compensate for conditions like wind and currents - we'll also introduce the sea kayaking roll. Our stand up paddleboarding program is the best in Bend and we offer everything from Basic Skills Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes to our popular Stand Up Paddleboard Social Nights. You can even practice yoga on your board with Tumalo Creek's expert instructors. Last, if you are a local or here for a whole week and you are looking to get your kids engaged in some outdoor fun, consider Tumalo Creek's Paddlesports Adventure Camp: your kids will experience rafting, sailing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking all in one week! Learn more at