A Lower Deschutes Whitewater river rafting trip begins in a narrow basalt gorge only a mile downstream from the Class VI waterfall called Sherars Falls. Orion’s Lower Deschutes overnight river rafting trip begins at the Buck Hollow Boat Ramp and wends its way 42 miles through high desert country to Heritage Landing State Park and its confluence with the Columbia River. On a Lower Deschutes overnight river rafting trip there are ample satisfying whitewater encounters on each day of your journey.
The highlighted whitewater rafting rapids are Trestle Hole, Wreck, Washout, Colorado and Rattlesnake with the one big wave in Colorado Rapids as big as any wave on the West Coast. Campsites are numerous along the Lower Deschutes River and provide the necessary shade during the heat of the summer, excellent swimming opportunities and well-built pit and composting toilets. Hiking, angling, swimming, floating the rapids and taking a siesta are all possibilities throughout our 3-day overnight whitewater river rafting adventure.
Campfires are possible from October 1st through June 1st and, when allowed, Orion guides will do the majority of the dinner meals using the kitchen component that helped to 'win the West' --- the Dutch Oven. From June 1st on, however, a fire ban is in effect, and our guides will create extraordinary meals over the stovetop.
Accompany Orion on an overnight Lower Deschutes Whitewater River Rafting trip in north central Oregon for a multi-day river rafting trip that will help you unwind and renew your energy.