Deschutes River

Maupin, Oregon 97037

Deschutes River

Deschutes River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Deschutes River is yet another Oregon waterway protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Located on the other side of the Cascade Mountains, the landscape is decidedly different from most of the other adventures described in this book. It’s about a 2-hour drive from Portland to Maupin, the recommended put-in for this paddle.

The Lower Deschutes affords a great variety of easy paddling mixed with bursts of Class II–III whitewater through deep, river-carved gorges. While the drive to the Deschutes River is a bit of a jaunt from Portland, it’s well worth the trek. This is a good one to turn into an overnight or multiday excursion if you’re so inclined."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2-3 hours
Current: Low to moderate River gradient: 12 fpm average River gauge: 3,000 to 8,000 cfs
Tidal Information
Best spring and winter
Oregon Road & Recreation Atlas: Page 51 B7
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Dec 2018