DESCHUTES RIVER - MAUPIN, OREGON
A Deschutes trip is the best overnight family rafting trip in the Pacific Northwest. An overnight rafting trip on the Deschutes River offers rapids, fishing opportunities, family fun, hiking, swimming, adventure, and more. The Deschutes River flows north toward the Columbia River from Warm Springs, Oregon to Heritage Landing State Park --- almost 100 miles of free flowing water.
A Deschutes River Rafting adventure is an ideal multi-day rafting trip for every member of the family. Whitewater river rafting is always in-season on the Deschutes River because of several upriver dams and the unique, porous nature of the surrounding bedrock. However, the best time to take a trip on the Deschutes River is sometime between the beginning of April and the end of September. Orion offers overnight rafting trips on the Deschutes River from 2 days to 5 days.
An overnight river rafting trip with Orion Expeditions includes all meals from lunch on the very first day through lunch on the last day, professional guides, camping gear (with the exception of sleeping bags), a courtesy shuttle arranged at the river, and all necessary river gear. When you are not challenging the whitewater rapids in a paddle raft or inflatable kayak on a Deschutes River Rafting trip, you can hike, fish, swim, float the rapids in your lifejacket, or just relax in camp --- sipping your favorite beverage, contemplating the high desert scenery while reading a book.
Specialty river trips available upon request. The Deschutes is perfect for bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, wine tasting, youth groups and meditative retreats. Groups of 8 or more.
DESCHUTES THREE-DAY ADVENTURE
Minimum: 8 people Maximum: 13 people
Day before (or morning of) Day One:
Arrive at BLM Mecca Flat Campground outside Warm Springs, Oregon.
9AM Rendezvous with Guides. Receive River Bags for overnight items - clothes, sleeping bags, toiletries, miscellaneous items.
10AM Launch from Mecca Flat CG. Paddle downstream.
12PM Lunch stop Trout Creek Campground.
4PM Whitehorse Rapids.
5PM Arrive at Lower Whitehorse Campground.
7PM Appetizers, Dinner and Dessert.
Possible activities: Short hike to caves or flag atop promontory, swimming, fishing, star-gazing.
Evening Retire to Tents.
8AM Coffee, Juice and Breakfast.
9AM Short hike to caves and flag on promontory, swimming upon return to camp.
10AM Snack. Launch from Lower Whitehorse Campground.
12PM Lunch stop at Rainbow Bend Campground.
2PM Buckskin Mary Rapids.
3PM Buckskin Mary Campground.
4PM Swim Buckskin Mary Rapids.
6PM Appetizers, Dinner, Dessert.
Possible activities: Short hike above camp, swimming, fishing, star-gazing.
Evening Retire to Tents.
7AM Coffee, Juice and Breakfast.
8AM Launch from Buckskin Mary Campground.
11AM Wapinitia Rapids and Boxcar Rapids.
1PM Lunch upon arrival at the takeout at Maupin City Park, Maupin, Oregon.