2hrs Kayak Roll Session - In River. Learn to roll a kayak off of our dock on the Deschutes River.

Whether it is your first time in a white­wa­ter kayak, or you need a thor­ough refresher after years out of your boat, Tumalo Creek’s roll classes are a great place to start.

The class takes place at Tumalo Creek where we’ll get to know each other and get to know the sport. Expect to receive a complete introduction to the kayak roll including equipment, exiting a kayak, and all the steps in a well executed roll.

Our roll sessions take place in the Deschutes River some come prepared for a "refreshing" dunk. We do provide immersion equipment upon request.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Kayak
  • Skirt
  • Paddle
  • Immersion equipment (upon request)
  • Instruction

Participant Provides

  • Swim suit
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Change of cloths

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at our shop.

Meeting Location

805 sw industrial way suite 6 bend OR, 97702


Tumalo Creek Deposits and Cancellation Policies:

One Day Lessons/Tours: 48 hours prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 48 hour period will be subject to forfeiture of all fees.

Tumalo Creek (TC) Initiated Cancellation Disclaimer: Applies to all one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events. TC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events within 24 hours of the scheduled date. Circumstances include but are not limited to low enrollment, weather (ex. thunderstorms/lightning), natural disasters (ex. forest fires) and events or circumstances beyond TC’s control.


They say it's easy to do but can be hard to learn. We always recommend booking multiple roll sessions to solidify your new skills and we don't stop there.

Our roll clinics are just one of the many options available to new boaters looking to improve their skills and become more confident paddlers. You may want to check out our Full Immersion Whitewater Weekend, and/or our Intermediate Whitewater Weekend for a guided progression into the fine sport of whitewater kayaking.

Don't forget we offer a three day, raft supported, whitewater kayaking camp on the Lower Deschutes River for those who have completed our beginning to intermediate courses.

Visit our website to learn more! www.tumalocreek.com


Can I bring my own gear?

If you have your own gear and or boat you are more than welcome to bring your gear to the classes. It is always good to practice in the same equipment you will use after the class.

Can kids come to these lessons?

We have a strict age requirement of 15 for standard lessons. If you have a child younger than 15 please check out our offerings for Tumalo Kids or email [email protected] to get information on private classes.

Do I have to get on the water?

If you are taking a class we do require you to come out on the water and practice the techniques we are covering. Though we start on land most of our instruction is on the water so students can try the new skill in real time.

Do I have to participate in the self rescue?

It is entirely optional but highly recommended that you try your hand at a self rescue during class. Practice makes perfect and what better way to practice than by having a certified instructor right there with you.

Will I fall in?

It is entirely possible that you will fall in the water. We will always suit you up with all of the necessary safety gear for the discipline you are participating in, and our certified instructors are well versed in water rescues. But still, be prepared to swim.