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Deschutes River: Bend to Tumalo State Park Professional Review and Guide
"This run, known as the Lava Canyon run, starts in the heart of town, but most of the run is in a canyon. The one drawback is that the Deschutes is managed here as an irrigation ditch with all but a trickle of water removed through a canal system, except during winter. Boaters feel conspicuous in Bend with a kayak on the rig while others are laden with skis. Still, occasional warm days November through March provide better boating than skiing. Character: canyon; residential."
--Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club, Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers (The Mountaineers Books).
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