The Deschutes River in north central Oregon, only a couple of hours drive southeast of Portland, offers overnight white water river rafting trips throughout the spring, summer and fall suitable for families, as well as both novice and experienced river rafters. Raft the Deschutes River for two days up to five days with Orion River Rafting. We launch river trips out of the towns of Warm Springs or Maupin, Oregon. Orion’s Deschutes River rafting trips travel dozens of miles over the course of our trip through mountain ranges cleft by the river, past spectacular basalt columns and through the high desert landscape of eastern Oregon. Your Oregon river rafting adventure includes numerous white water rapids, scenic campsites, impressive canyon rim hikes and the possibility of floating through the waves in your personal flotation device supervised by our river guides.
At the conclusion of each memorable day of whitewater rafting and outdoor adventure, our raft guides will lay out a sumptuous spread of appetizers and cold refreshments and then concoct a camping meal like you have never experienced. On our overnight Deschutes Oregon River Rafting trip, we provide all of your meals from the first day’s lunch to the last day’s lunch, shuttle arrangements, tents, all necessary river gear.
The Deschutes River out of Maupin, Oregon, can be rafted for two to five days. Upper Deschutes River Rafting trips begin their river journey at a Bureau of Land Management campground called Mecca Flat, near the town of Warm Springs, Oregon. After three days of rafting, you arrive in Maupin 54 miles downstream.
Lower Deschutes River Rafting trips launch downstream of Maupin and, three days later, exit the river at Heritage Landing State Park along the Columbia River. For a 5-day Deschutes River Rafting adventures, our guides will lead you from the launch site at Mecca Flat all the way downstream to Heritage Landing. It is a river trip of nearly 100 miles in length and includes a portage around the impassable and hazardous Sherars Falls.
Like the Wenatchee River, the Deschutes River is an ideal river for a river rafting trip with your family, a group of friends or as a special occasion, such as a bachelor or bachelorette party. The white water rapids on the Deschutes challenge you without being overwhelming, so the Deschutes River appeals to both beginners and adventurers. On our overnight river rafting trips you can choose to paddle, ride or push your boundaries with an inflatable kayak. If spending a couple of nights or more out on the river is not appealing, consider some of our shorter, daily river trips in Washington.
Other suitable river trips for families and river rafting enthusiasts include: the ‘magic’ Skagit River in the North Cascades National Park, the Federally-protected Wild and Scenic Sauk River outside the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, and the only white water river rafting in Washington during the month of September --- the Tieton River.
The Wenatchee River is a great introductory river rafting trip for those who know they'll enjoy the 'rollercoaster' waves that make up the Wenatchee's whitewater rapids and who aren't afraid of getting wet.
If you are in the market for an overnight river rafting trip in the Pacific Northwest for a family, youth group, bachelor party or a group of friends, the Deschutes River in Oregon is the rafting adventure you are looking for. Deschutes Oregon River rafting trips, whether on the Upper Deschutes or the Lower Deschutes, whether three days to five, offer white water, fishing, solitude, sunshine, hiking and water fighting --- everything you would expect from a world-class river rafting adventure.