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970 SE Reed Market Rd, Bend, OR 97702-2225
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Deschutes River float is very relaxing, has beautiful scenery, and a fun commardrary with others while doing it. You begin at Farewell Bend for some smooth calm water and then go over the FUN little falls near the surfing wave area. Then back to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Running though Bend, OR is a have to see scenic sight -- the Deschutes River. In the Old Mill section of Bend, you will find lots of entertainment including watching people kayak on the river just about any time of the year (except in really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scubagal2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pull into the Old Mill District & grab a bite to eat in the Old mill, Then, go for a nice walk along & Over the River if you please!! Spring & Summertime are wonderful times to view the paddleboarders & rafters going down the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The least used section of the river leaves the park and travels through mostly private land. Boaters and kayakers are responsible for knowing where and when they can leave the river. It is not marked by they state or county. Use a good map and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbhDGH
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Summer time and the river is busy. Floating, kayaking, canoes are everywhere. Fishing away from town and all the rest in town. Great place to play. Beautiful scenery and many places to picnic. One can,t go wrong when visiting the Deschutes River.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed February 5, 2019

it is great lots of familys, surrounded by business you can go floating take a break get something to eat at the finest restaurants in the old mill. lots of dogs

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mark s
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is a beautiful river, and my the water is supposed to be quite fresh and used in local breweries.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark42139
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Beautiful river, the section through Bend has tubing, kayaking, standup paddle boards. It can get pretty crowded in the summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scott M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The city of Bend has worked hard to develop this run of the Deschutes River as a family friendly activity. Plenty of parking at the Old Mill location, great shuttle service, amazing stretch of river, beauty and rapids!! A must do for any local or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tcbuckshot
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I love that this river flows all through out bend! It makes the city feel like its a small town built around the river. But BEND IS THE PLACE TO BE!! Love it!

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 14, 2018|
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Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
No guided tours for the float down this section of the river. You just follow the other “floaters”. The river is safe, current slow and the experience absolutely wonderful!
June 14, 2018|
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Response from GeorgeY892 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent paddle boards and the current is mild. You’d don’t have to go anywhere near the rapids
March 13, 2017|
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Response from David Neal J | Reviewed this property |
As per the previous post, please contact the Bend Park and Recreation District for information. That would be a good bet to ensure you have a good time here in Bend.