Deschutes River Rafting

Deschutes River rafting is a popular way to escape Portland for a day of whitewater fun. While this river is a great place to visit if you’re just looking for a break from the city, it also has a long list of its own merits. Exhilarating Class III rapids, sunny skies, and dramatic scenery all draw visitors to the Deschutes River Oregon. The Deschutes is a tributary of the Columbia River, which flows south from a lake in the Cascades, past Bend and Redmond, before meeting the Columbia near Biggs Junction.

From April through the beginning of October, it is possible to plan Bend Oregon rafting trips. During this time period, peak season for rafting is the summer when water is at its warmest. If you are planning to raft during the summer season, avoid weekends to stay away from the crowds and savor the atmosphere. There are many tour companies that operate differently, but generally a rafting tour will include a knowledgeable guide, life jackets, and professional quality rafts. Some tours will also include transportation to and from the river, meals, and waterproof bags for your personal items.

Deschutes River rafting will expose you to some incredible scenery. During your tour, expect to see narrow canyons, plunging waterfalls, and rapids. You will come to know these rapids and their names well during a journey on the Deschutes. These thrilling rapids also have entertaining names including Cyclops, Surf City, and Boxcar.

Most rafts accommodate eight or more people at a time, and some tours even include the chance to go for a swim. If you want to float down the Deschutes River Oregon as well as raft, look for a tour with this feature. Bend Oregon rafting trips are appropriate for all groups, including families. Tours can vary in length as well, from a three-hour morning trip to a one-day tour. If you need a break from the city, give Oregon rafting try, on the Deschutes River, the Rogue River, or beyond.

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