DESCHUTES DAY ADVENTURE
One of the most exciting trips in the Pacific Northwest your adventure starts at Harpham Flat and ends at Sandy Beach. You will enjoy such rapids as Devils Hole, Box Car, Wapinitia, Surf City, Oak Springs, White River and Elevators. Many people have had their first rafting adventure on this stretch of the river with a guide or experienced friends.
Float time is approximately 2 1/2 hours, but most people take longer. Enjoy the water fights, swimming, hiking or just relaxing in the sun. We provide the raft, frame, oars or paddles, 80 qt. cooler and whitewater approved life jackets with each rental. River Trails Deschutes is located in Maupin, right across from the Maupin City Park, so you have easy access to us if you need anything while on your journey!
We can deliver the rafts and equipment for you and pick them up at the end of the day, or you can pick up your raft(s) and equipment at our shop and trailer them to Harpham Flat yourself. For the day trip we offer a van or bus shuttle service from our shop to the put-in site. We will then pick you up at the end of the day and return you to the shop. Reservations are recommended for shuttles.
On this section of the Deschutes River (segment 2), the maximum people in your group can not exceed 24. For groups larger than this, you will need another leader.
All passes must be purchased through recreation.gov in advance of your trip.
DESCHUTES OVERNIGHT – 2+ days
Approximately 52 river miles of beautiful scenic splendor, beginning at either Warm Springs or Trout Creek and take-out in Maupin or 6 miles below at Sandy Beach. Ride the whitewater rapids called Whitehorse, Buckskin Mary, the Four Chutes, Wapinitia, Box Car, and if you continue past Maupin, Oak Springs and Surf City. What a ride! This trip can be done in 2 or more days, with camping, hiking, swimming and relaxing along the way.
River Trails Deschutes rafts are 13, 14 or 15-ft. self-bailing or standard floor rafts and come equipped with frame, oars or paddles, 80 qt. cooler, life jackets, pump, patch kit, cargo nets or spiders, cargo floors if needed, dry bags and ammo can. We will deliver the rafts and equipment to you at your specified launch site. Let us know when to be there!
The Warm Springs launch site is located on Hwy 26 just across the Deschutes Bridge in Warm Springs at the State Park. The Trout Creek launch is located beside the Trout Creek Campground. See the map for detailed directions.
This segment has some great trout fishing. Some of the best fishing occurs during the salmon fly hatch around late May or early June.
DESCHUTES TO COLUMBIA – 2+ days
A little over 45 river miles, this trip begins just below Sherar’s Falls and continues to the mouth of the Deschutes at the Columbia. Take the rapids called Wreck, Washout, Colorado, Rattlesnake and Moody. This is a great trip to take if you are interested in less people and some excellent fishing! It can be rafted in two days but many people stretch it out longer to better enjoy the fishing and camping.
There are several BLM campgrounds along this section of the Deschutes. Group size maximum is 16. Porta-potties are required gear.
River Trails Deschutes will provide you with the raft, frame, oars or paddles, 80 qt. cooler, life jackets, pump, patch kit, cargo nets or spiders, cargo floors if needed, dry bags and ammo can. We will deliver the raft and equipment for you and pick it up at the mouth.
This section has designated weekends when jet boats can be on the river, it is an ‘every other weekend’ set up. We recommend you plan your trip on a weekend when jet boats are not allowed, it makes for a quieter, safer and less hassled trip! See recreation.gov for jetboat rates.
Boater pass is required.
OTHER NW RIVERS
River Trails Deschutes offers rafts and equipment rentals for the Snake River, John Day River, and most other rivers in the Northwest. We can’t deliver to these areas, but we can make it convenient for you to pick up your equipment on your way and return it to us at the end of your trip. Just give us a call and we will set up a time to meet you in The Dalles on 1-84 with everything you need.
All rafts come equipped with frame, oars or paddles, 80 qt. cooler, life jackets, dry bags, patch kit, pump, cargo nets or spiders, cargo floors if needed, ammo can and straps to help tie down.
Call us to reserve the equipment and we can set up a meeting to transfer the gear to your vehicle. Credit card guarantees are required on all equipment.