Deschutes River Rafting Trips
Central Oregon’s mighty Deschutes River is one of the most popular Oregon whitewater rafting venues, and for good reason. Trout Creek, White Horse, Buckskin Mary, Wapanitia, Boxcar, Oak Springs and other colorfully named rapids stud the river’s course amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Deschutes River Canyon.
HDRO offers a variety of guided rafting trips on the Deschutes River to suit your needs, ranging from relaxing family outings to high-adrenaline whitewater adventures. We provide wetsuits, splash jackets and booties for these trips.
Our rafts are new, state-of-the-art and equipped with all the essential river accessories that are necessary for a safe and successful trip, including life-jackets, paddles, oars, dry bags, frames, ropes, etc. In addition, we provide all the necessary permits and insurance before each trip.
Gourmet Deli & Barbecue Lunches
Rafting the river takes a lot of energy, that’s why our guides prepare all your meals (included in the price) and take care of all the clean-up afterward.
We provide our famous gourmet Deli Lunches and Back Country Barbecue Lunches. When you’re having the time of your life, a great lunch provides the perfect mid-adventure break with your companions and fellow rafters.
We offer inflatable kayaks for our customers who want the freedom and flexibility of a kayak trip. Follow (or lead) your rafting group and enjoy the river at your own pace. Kayaks are a great idea for those adventurous folks looking to brave the rapids on their own! Kayaks give you the freedom and room you need to enjoy the high-desert scenery.
Deschutes River Rafting Trips
HDRO offers the following guided rafting trips on the Deschutes River:
This 3-hour trip is a great experience for the novice as well as rafters who desire a high desert adventure. This is our most affordable trip for those who want to make a quick splash and get back to camp to enjoy the rest of the day. Because this trip is short, lunch is not included. We run this trip 2 times a day on all 7 days of the week. AM trip leaves our office @9:30 am, and PM trip leaves our office @2:00 pm. Check-in for all trips is 30 minutes prior to the leave time.
Available on the Deschutes River only.
This 14-mile day trip begins at Longbend (5 miles South of Maupin) and ends at Sandy Beach. This stretch of the Deschutes River contains several of the best whitewater rapids, including the Boxcar, Oak Springs and Elevator rapids. We stop half-way to serve up our classic bbq lunch. After lunch we will stop for some extra fun at the White River natural water slides. Check-in time for this trip is 10:00am, this trip leaves our shop @ 10:30 sharp.
This exciting full-day river trip includes 14 miles from Longbend (5 miles South of Maupin) to Sandy Beach, and also includes four extra bonus miles of river below Sherars Falls, for a total trip of 18 miles. One of the best values around, it offers less crowded conditions and our delicious Back Country Barbeque Lunch, which is included in the price. The Ultimate Day Trip is a popular choice for those who want to maximize their day on the river. River rafting never tasted so good! Check-in for this trip is @ 9:00am and the trip leaves our office @9:30am sharp.
In this trip we offer two options, Trout Creek to Sandy Beach or Buckhollow to the mouth of the Deschutes River. Both overnight rafting trips are very popular, and include numerous exciting rapids. All meals will be provided (beginning with breakfast the first day and ending with lunch the final day). This is our most popular extended trip. Whichever option you choose, you can count on plenty of exciting rapids and our best riverside cuisine. Check-in for this trip is @ 7:00 am. Your car will stay at our office for the whole trip. We provide all the transport for this trip so no extra charge for the shuttle.
Cost per person (All Meals included in price) :
This popular trip starts at Warm Springs and continues 55 miles to Sandy Beach. Fewer miles on the river each day allows more free time at camp to relax, hike, fish or just enjoy the sun and scenery. Some exciting rapids you will encounter are White Horse, Buckskin Mary, Boxcar, and Oak Springs. All meals will be provided (beginning with breakfast the first day and ending with lunch the final day). Check-in time for this trip is @ 7:00 am. Your car will stay at our office for the whole trip. We provide all the transport for this trip so no extra charge for the shuttle.
Cost per person (All Meals included in price):
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- Cancellation Policy (pdf link)
Overnight & Multi-Day Trips
Half Day Trips
- Day Trip Gear List (pdf link)