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Oregon river that is popular with rafters and paddlers.

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Spent 08/06 driving the Cascade Lakes highway and pulling off at various turnouts to allow our granddaughter to get a line wet. The Deschutes is a great fishing river. A great way... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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1,163 reviews
764 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 08/06 driving the Cascade Lakes highway and pulling off at various turnouts to allow our granddaughter to get a line wet. The Deschutes is a great fishing river. A great way to spend the day during a hot August day.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Bend, Oregon
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274 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This stretch of river has a few class III rapids, and one 3+ rapid. It was a great time to go rafting on a hot day. It was a private trip, with out guide being a friend. We all had to paddle.That it made it a community effort. Some people went swimming, just cause it was a hot day. Very... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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640 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

The Deschutes River, especially in and around Bend, Oregon has so many ways it can be enjoyed. Why don't you share some of your favorite ways to enjoy it. It's one of our favorite things to do in the summer, we love to kayak, float, fish, hike along, bike along and sit next to while listening to music in the... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

beautiful place and very trendy, was fun to sit and taste yummy brews very popular. would be a great place to take family for a fancy meal.

Thank s0lvejg
Santa Cruz, California
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

A little rain, a little snow, a sunny day--any weather is perfect for a walk or run along this well-maintained river path. We started at Riverbend Park, where there's parking and nice restrooms. The gravel path follows the river, passing rapids and long slow stretches, with bridges every couple of miles so you can loop back along the other side.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Your can drive 17 miles down the river and camp along it in many places near the gravel roadway. Hot, dry and great views. You get some railroad traffic across the river, but nothing to distract you. Rafting trips would be on the list to try - and of course fishing. You're away from everything. Be advised- come in and... More 

1 Thank John D
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Recently booked a trip with Deschutes River Outfitters fishing the Deschutes River outside of Bend Oregon. The fishing was absolutely phenomenal and the scenery is just absolutely amazing. I fished just about every river/tributary for trout/salmon/steelhead in the Northeast and nothing can prepare you for the unbelievable fishing on this river; the atmosphere is a fly fisherman's dream, and the... More 

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394 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

If you go to Bend on vacation and don’t float the Deschutes River then you missed out on one of the best FREE, did I say FREE, activities! Don’t miss out on being one of the happy, happy, happy people floating past as you stroll through along the river eating and shopping at the Old Mill District. You ask, how... More 

Thank USN_Seabee_Wife
Houston, Texas
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425 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We recently whitewater rafted down the Deschutes River with an outfit run by the Seventh Mountain resort agency and had a really great (and not too expensive) experience. Having undergone a similar activity on a class4/5 section in Costa Rica, our family was rather anxious about going through that ordeal again. In fact, the Deschutes whitewater section is not bad... More 

Thank OilRover
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I have been on the river near Maupin, near Lake Billy Chinook, and in and around Bend, it is a great place to spend time. Hiking along the river is beautiful. Rafting, or just floating the placid stretches, is really fun. Just dangling your feet in the cold water can cut through the summer heat.

Thank jdb444

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