The River

The Deschutes River

LIMITED ENTRY DATES:

  • Segment 1 has gone back into limited entry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15 – September 15
  • Segment 3 has gone to limited entry 7 days a week from May 15 – September 15
  • Segment 4 has gone to limited entry 7 days a week from May 15 – October 15

Visit the Boater’s Pass System website for more information.

ABOUT: The Deschutes River flows North through Central Oregon and is a major tributary to the Columbia River. It provided a major route to and from the Columbia for Native Americans and later pioneers on the Oregon Trail. It flows mostly through rugged country and today the river is most known for its outstanding whitewater rafting and fly fishing. The river is known throughout the United States as a premier river in Oregon for whitewater rafting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and beautiful scenery. Along with this natural allure the river shares a rich history and importance to Central Oregon. Because of it’s pristine ecology, abundant wildlife and beautiful landscape, it has been officially designated as a Wild and Scenic River by the United States Congress.
The Upper Deschutes River features primarily flatwater boating with limited whitewater and excellent trout fishing opportunities. The Middle Deschutes River has excellent hiking opportunities with spectacular geologic formations and waterfalls, but boating is limited. The Lower Deschutes River offers the greatest opportunities for whitewater rafting in Oregon and is one of Oregon’s premier steelhead and trout fishing areas.


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