Deschutes River

Deschutes River – 3 Day Wilderness Rafting & Camping Trip

The Deschutes River

Named during the fur trading era from a French word meaning “River of the Falls,” travels 252 miles north from Little Lava Lake in the Cascade Mountains to join the Columbia River. From its origin near Bend, Oregon, the Deschutes River provides a stable, high-volume flow allowing it to be navigated for its entire length throughout the entire year!

The stark contrast of the high, arid country of broken reddish and brown cliffs to the vegetative, fringe green edging the clear flowing water gives the boater a moving platform for viewing this ever-changing wonder of Nature.

Two sections of the Lower Deschutes River are popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking; the upstream section which is known as the Big Eddy lies above the city of Bend between Dillon and Lava Island Falls. The lower section is from the town of Warm Springs to just above the exciting 15 foot drop at Sherars Falls (portage). Together they total roughly 58 miles. On the other side of Sherars Falls lies another 42 miles that river runners will find to be a mellow trip with a few class 3 rapids.

A favorite trip for many is the 3 day wilderness trip on the Deschutes River, where you have a chance to immerse yourself in nature and be pampered by Guides preparing meals, amazing Deschutes River camping and additional information about the area.

Shorter trips options on the fun and splashy Oak Springs section (Warm Springs to Shears Falls) include Boxcar rapid and more class 2 and 3 rapids. These are easy to get to as day trips from Portland and Bend.

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Wild and Scenic Deschutes River

Designated as a National Wild & Scenic River in 1988, the river offers opportunities for overnight boating trips, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing. With a drop in elevation from 1,393 feet to 160 feet at its confluence with the Columbia River, the Canyon contains a diversity of landforms, vegetation and color. Carved from rugged volcanic basalt flows, the vertical cliffs, wide talus slopes and numerous caves not only provide dramatic landscape, but afford ideal nesting habitat for bald eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey. Most of the 300 different species of wildlife utilize riparian habitats adjacent to the river which provides outstanding opportunities for rafters to view waterfowl, heron, beaver, river otter and many reptiles. The river corridor supports critical elk and mule deer winter range habitat.

Deschutes River Fishing

Only 2 hours southeast of Portland, Oregon, the lower Deschutes River is central Oregon’s playground. World-renowned for its fly fishing, the Deschutes is home to Columbia River redband trout (known locally as “redsides).

With around 300 days of sunshine a year, what better place to be than on cool, sparkling clear water that offers Class II to IV rapids, sandy beaches and a host of visual stimulus.

Deschutes River

Deschutes River – 3 Day Wilderness Rafting & Camping Trip

The Deschutes River

Named during the fur trading era from a French word meaning “River of the Falls,” travels 252 miles north from Little Lava Lake in the Cascade Mountains to join the Columbia River. From its origin near Bend, Oregon, the Deschutes River provides a stable, high-volume flow allowing it to be navigated for its entire length throughout the entire year!

The stark contrast of the high, arid country of broken reddish and brown cliffs to the vegetative, fringe green edging the clear flowing water gives the boater a moving platform for viewing this ever-changing wonder of Nature.

Two sections of the Lower Deschutes River are popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking; the upstream section which is known as the Big Eddy lies above the city of Bend between Dillon and Lava Island Falls. The lower section is from the town of Warm Springs to just above the exciting 15 foot drop at Sherars Falls (portage). Together they total roughly 58 miles. On the other side of Sherars Falls lies another 42 miles that river runners will find to be a mellow trip with a few class 3 rapids.

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A favorite trip for many is the 3 day wilderness trip on the Deschutes River, where you have a chance to immerse yourself in nature and be pampered by Guides preparing meals, amazing Deschutes River camping and additional information about the area.

Shorter trips options on the fun and splashy Oak Springs section (Warm Springs to Shears Falls) include Boxcar rapid and more class 2 and 3 rapids. These are easy to get to as day trips from Portland and Bend.

Wild and Scenic Deschutes River

Designated as a National Wild & Scenic River in 1988, the river offers opportunities for overnight boating trips, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing. With a drop in elevation from 1,393 feet to 160 feet at its confluence with the Columbia River, the Canyon contains a diversity of landforms, vegetation and color. Carved from rugged volcanic basalt flows, the vertical cliffs, wide talus slopes and numerous caves not only provide dramatic landscape, but afford ideal nesting habitat for bald eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey. Most of the 300 different species of wildlife utilize riparian habitats adjacent to the river which provides outstanding opportunities for rafters to view waterfowl, heron, beaver, river otter and many reptiles. The river corridor supports critical elk and mule deer winter range habitat.

Deschutes River Fishing

Only 2 hours southeast of Portland, Oregon, the lower Deschutes River is central Oregon’s playground. World-renowned for its fly fishing, the Deschutes is home to Columbia River redband trout (known locally as “redsides).

With around 300 days of sunshine a year, what better place to be than on cool, sparkling clear water that offers Class II to IV rapids, sandy beaches and a host of visual stimulus.

Adventure Awaits

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The Deschutes River is ideal for families and first-time rafters, and is an exciting and enjoyable run for the more seasoned rafter.

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WHITE SALMON

Classic Pacific Northwest white water rafting at its best! This is perfect for experienced rafters and adventurous first-time rafters ages ten and up.

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RAFT RENTALS

We are no longer taking rental reservations.

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WHY CHOOSE ALL STAR RAFTING?

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We love what we do

We love our rivers and take joy in sharing wonderful rafting adventures with you! We continually strive to learn more about the rivers we run and are committed to tailoring each trip to make it the best trip for you. Call us anytime to discuss the different trips we offer, any special needs or concerns you might have, or share ideas you have about your next trip. We love to talk rafting!

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Centrally located

We have guided river trips close to Portland, Bend, and Hood River, Oregon. Our main base of operations is in Maupin, Oregon, located in the heart of North-Central Oregon, where you can easily rent rafts for trips along the Lower Deschutes River, or take to any river you like in the Pacific Northwest!

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Safety

No matter what adventure you choose, our number one priority on every trip is safety. Our guides are CPR/First Aid certified, registered with the state Marine Boards and have completed the All Star Training Course + All Star Swift Water Rescue Training.

“All Star has hooked me up so many time when I’ve needed to rent rafting gear. Silas and his staff are great.”

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Jump Into Adventure

Give us a call and we’ll walk you through planning your adventure.

Deschutes

Our most popular river! Combines warm weather, high desert scenery and fun splashy rapids. It’s great fun for all ages and adventure levels! Learn more >>

Rogue

A premier river for overnight rafting trips. Rich with history of the Wild West, spectacular scenery, and lots of fun rapids. Learn more >>

White Salmon

Our most exhilarating rafting trip! Crystal clear spring water, continuous rapids, and the always exciting (and optional) Husum Falls! Learn more >>

Source https://raftoregon.com/river-rafting/deschutes-river/

Source https://raftoregon.com/river-rafting/deschutes-river/

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