Sunriver Summer Information

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Sunriver

56805 Venture Ln. Sunriver, OR 97707 | 541-647-1640

Sunriver store is open 7 days a week 9-6pm

New this season: Sunriver pickup for the Upper Deschutes Tour on Wednesdays & Saturdays! Click here for pickup details and registration.

We are a full-service paddlesports store offering a great selection of retail, as well as kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals that you are welcome to take with you up to the Cascade Lakes or out on the Deschutes River. We provide full-day river tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer. Meet at our Sunriver or Bend location. Call for more details.

Shuttle Service

For those that do not have a way to transport their boats, we offer a shuttle to LaPine State Park with pick up at Big River Campground for $15 per person (plus the rental cost, listed below). The on-water time is about two and a half hours long at a leisurely continuous paddle rate.

June, there will be two shuttles departing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

July and August, there will be three shuttles at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.

No pets please. We do not shuttle Rafts or Tubes.

AND, if you are looking for a super easy access paddle experience- check out our Bend Store paddle rentals where you can launch on the Deschutes River from our backyard!

Please call our Bend location (541-317-9407) if you are interested in this service during the fall and winter months.

Sunriver Rates

Float Tubes
Half Day $25 / Full Day $45

Single Kayak
Half Day $60 / Full Day $80

Tandem Kayak
Half Day $80 / Full Day $120

Half Day $80 / Full Day $120

Stand-Up Paddleboard
Half Day $60 / Full Day $80


Shuttle Fee
$15/person (no pets allowed)

Upper Deschutes River Tours

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $105 | Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer

Tenino to Wyeth Campground

This full-day kayak and SUP tour begins just below Wickiup Reservoir and continues nine miles down the Upper Deschutes to Wyeth Camp Ground. This section of the river is characterized by moving flatwater; the current helps your boat along, and there are no sections of whitewater that require technical paddling skills. This is a great trip for beginning boaters and kids, but advanced paddlers will also enjoy the serenity and beautiful scenery of this peaceful section of the river.

There are a few summer homes on the first few miles of this run, but eventually the river begins to wind through the forest with trees on all sides. Paddlers can expect to see a variety of native wildlife including: deer, elk, bald eagles, red tail hawks, great blue herons, beavers and otters. Equipment and transportation are included on this guided tour.

La Pine State Park to Big River Campground

This Tumalo Creek full-day tour begins at La Pine State Park and continues ten miles down the Deschutes River to Big River Campground. This section of the river is characterized by slow currents, meandering side channels and lots of opportunities to view wildlife up close. Sections of summer homes are interspersed with beautiful scenery and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains. Equipment and transportation are included on this guided tour.


Half-Day Deschutes River Tours

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | $75 | Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer

This half-day trip on the Upper Deschutes is only 25 minutes from Sunriver, making it the perfect mini-adventure for visitors to the area who would also like to fit in another activity in the afternoon. We’ll launch in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest: this section of river is completely undeveloped and pristine. While many families and groups choose to kayak during this river tour, stand-up paddleboarding is also a great option.

Paddlers will see interesting lava flow formations that surged down from Paulina Peak when this volcano erupted creating the Newberry Crater National Monument. There is a dense Aspen grove on one side of the river, and the water is an inviting shade of aqua-blue. We’ll paddle upstream towards Benham Falls exploring this tranquil section of the Upper Deschutes River. Listening for birds and watching for wildlife along the way. The trip ends with an easy float/paddle back to the put-in.

Call us to book your tour.

Fall Foliage Deschutes River Kayaking Tour

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is your one stop shop for Kayaks, Canoes, Stand-Up Paddleboards and Tubes in Sunriver, Oregon.

Reviews on Trip Advisor

“We used Tumalo’s River Taxi service yesterday. John helped us at the Sunriver location. He was really friendly and accommodating for us. It was so nice of him to load up our paddle boards and drop us off. He gave great directions and pointed out things we should look for along our paddle. He was there waiting for us several hours later. It really was a no brainer, he did it all for us. We just enjoyed the river and the paddle. I can’t wait to get back to Bend/Sunriver to use them again. It was $15 per person for the shuttle service. We felt safe leaving our car in their lot (fully loaded with all of our vacation belongings). Be sure to tip these guys!! They do it all for you so you don’t have to.” (August 11, 2015)

For accommodations in Sunriver, Oregon please contact our partners Bennington Properties, CascaraVacasa, and Village Properties.