The Tumalo Creek Blog

Meet Kelli at Tumalo Episode I

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Learn how we are still engaging with our community through COVID-19. Hear some paddle tales from the ladies of the shop and how perspective can either set you up for […]

Meet Topher at Tumalo Podcast II

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Meet Topher, one of Tumalo Creek’s most dynamic and comical team members. He will certainly bring a smile to your face as he tells some river tales gone slightly astray; […]

Our Operations During COVID-19

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Dear Bend Community, What interesting times we live in? The COVID-19 pandemic has really thrown all of us for a whirl. In a world full of uncertainty we all rely […]

Hobie Fishing Tales with Steve VanDykes

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Hobie Fishing Pre-Spring Fever It’s that time of year, the craziness of the Holiday season is over, the lakes are frozen, the stream banks are treacherous, and it is just […]

How can I get involved with my local river Clean-Up?

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Tumalo Creek is here to connect with Local river Clean-Up’s in Central Oregon! Local river Clean-Up’s are one of the best ways to take care of your local rivers. Every […]

Dutch Oven 101 and Recipes

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Dutch Oven Cooking Tips Since the pioneer days, American explorers have been using Dutch Ovens (Dos) to create delicious dinners on their way down the […]

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ summer 2017

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Our Pickin’ & Paddlin’ events are one of your communities favorite events hosted by us here at Tumalo Creek! We can not thank our community and industry partners enough for […]

Astral Gear Review’s

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Well it’s been an interesting month.  What started out an amazing summer full of hiking, biking and lots of paddleboarding then took a drastic 180 when I tore my MCL […]

Frisky Ripples: Post Bend Paddleboard Challenge

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Earlier in the month I posted about the Bend SUP Challenge and the irony that I was this year’s race director. I based my post on the fact that I’m […]

Special Eddyline Clinic with industry experts 2017

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This event happened in a previous season. Be sure to check out our event page to see what is happening this season. Maybe you had a chance to demo one […]

Frisky Ripples: Try SUP Yoga with Tumalo Creek

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not an expert at anything, with the possible exclusion of drinking coffee and eating yummy foods…for which both activities I’m totally “next level”. Yoga is […]

Frisky Ripples: Register for the Bend SUP Challenge 2017

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So I’m the race director this year for the Bend SUP Challenge in conjunction with the Subaru Outside Games. The irony here, is that I’ve flatwater raced only once and […]

John Day River Trip Whitewater SUP

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What I really want to say here is “definitely don’t go on the John Day river”. I want to write that because I don’t want a bunch of extra people […]

Frisky Ripples: Popina Swimwear, Gear Review

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My interests typically revolve around outdoor activities and as I’ve previously written, I really enjoy getting on the water to paddle. So when it comes to shopping I rank that […]

Frisky Ripples: Whitewater Standup Paddleboard clinic

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I introduced myself last month as a gal who enjoys outdoor activities (especially paddling), but without expert skills or “badassery”. When I think of women who DO possess those next […]

Frisky Ripples: Diary of a Central Oregon paddleboarder

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I’m not going to lie…when I considered contributing to our blog, I was both really excited and slightly terrified. On one hand, I love writing and sharing my passion for […]

Invitation to Meet and Greet with Kayak Fishing Ambassador, Troy Walsh

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Geoff Frank, kayaker and owner/founder of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe cordially invites you to a Meet and Greet in association with are annual Spring Paddlefest. Join us on our […]

Riverhouse Rendezvous – March 25 and 26, 2017

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This event is from a previous season. Please check out our events page on our site to see what is coming up this season! Bend Oregon’s Annual Riverhouse Rendezvous Slalom […]

4th Annual Riverhouse Rendezvous next weekend!

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4th Annual Riverhouse Rendezvous Slalom No. 3 will take place on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Deschutes River behind the Riverhouse Convention Center and Hotel in […]

Aqua Bound Paddles Sting Ray Review

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The carbon-fiberglass blend shaft and carbon/plastic blade make the Aqua Bound Sting Ray the right choice for those who plan to cover some distance and want to reduce fatigue. I love […]