We're your locally owned and operated paddling shop creating life-long paddlers for over a decade. Visit us at our retail store and learning center, located right on the banks of the Deschutes River, just downstream from the Old Mill District. Sign up for classes, take a full-day river tour, or browse the largest selection of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and rafting gear in Central Oregon.
Our staff has over a hundred years of combined experience exploring remote coastlines, leading sea kayaking tours from Mexico to Alaska, and navigating some of the world’s most challenging whitewater. And while we love to share our stories, we’re most interested in hearing yours: Let’s get you out on the water with the knowledge, skills and gear you need to enjoy a safe and comfortable afternoon paddle or a full-on sea expedition. And then make sure to come back and tells us all about it. Whether you are looking for that new boat or just advice about where to paddle, we are here to help.
We’re open 24/7 at our new online store. We’re always happy to price match and we want to make it as easy as we can to help you support local business.
Owner and operator Geoff Frank moved to Bend in 2000 to open the shop as manager under the name Alder Creek. In the winter of 2008, he became owner and renamed the store Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe in honor of one of the most scenic tributaries of the Deschutes River.
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