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Standup paddleboarding near Bend, OR

What is it about water that washes away your worries? From the powerful churn of whitewater to the calming sparkle of a mountain lake, Bend’s waterways beckon you to play, splash, float, paddle, or station your blissed-out self in a cozy cafe by the river. Nearly any Bend vacation gets better with a creekside stroll or a few hours paddling, fishing, rafting, or picnicking on the shore of a shimmering lake. Ready to dip your toes in the water? We’ll show you the way!

Beat the Summer Heat With These 12 Amazing Rivers for Tubing in the U.S. Ree Winter, Savoteur

Whether you prefer a leisurely float or a thrilling ride through rapids, the Deschutes River has something for everyone.