Lower Deschutes Whitewater SUP river trip, the perfect way to practice your skills. Warm Springs to Trout Creek.

Tumalo Creek's whitewater SUP river trip is the best way for you to gain practical, real, whitewater SUP experience. This trip is for those who have recently taken our Intro to Whitewater SUP Skills Course, or those who already have had some practice. Our skilled instructors won't just guide you down the river, but provide in- depth feedback and instruction perfect for those striving to refine their skills.

On this river trip we will float approachable & intermittent rapids over 9 miles of the Lower Deschutes River, from Warm Springs to Trout Creek. Come join us, where we like to be, on the river!

Previous SUP experience is essential for your enjoyment. If you don't already have experience, not to worry. Join us, the day prior, for our whitewater SUP skills course. Held on Saturdays before our river trips, 9-5pm.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • SUP
  • Immersion equipment or wet suit (upon request)
  • Booties (upon request)
  • Transportation
  • Instruction / guiding

Participant Provides

  • Sun Screen
  • Water bottle
  • Packable lunch
  • Small dry bag
  • River appropriate shoes
  • Quick drying and/or insulating clothing
  • Towel and change of clothes

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

Meeting Location

805 SW Industrial Way Suite 6


Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation Policies

One Day Lessons/Tours: 24 hours prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 24 hour period will be subject to forfeiture of all fees.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (TCKC) Initiated Cancellation Disclaimer: Applies to all one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events. TCKC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events within 24 hours of 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 TCKC’s control.


We don't require previous whitewater experience. We definitely require previous flatwater experience and for people to feel CONFIDENT on their board. Maybe we say something like: Previous flatwater SUP experience is required and feeling confident on your board will set you up for success. We highly recommend the Skills Course the Saturday before the river trip to maximize your enjoyment and safety on this trip.


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.