Get away from the crowds and explore what Central Oregon has to offer!
Takeaway rentals are the way to go if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and check out a more remote section of the Deschutes River, or one of the amazing nearby Cascade lakes and reservoirs. Not sure where to head? Sparks Lake, Hosmer and Elk lake are crowd-pleasers or ask one of our Tumalo Creek team members for their favorite spot – we have lots of advice and maps to point you in the right direction.
Same day rentals are walk up only and first come first serve!
All 24 Hour Rentals are picked up from our main retail location just downstream of the Old Mill Shopping Center and Hayden Homes Amphitheater at 805 SW Industrial Ave, Suite 6.
Note: for rigid boats/boards, either a long bed pickup truck or solid roof rack system (with crossbars) are required. We will do our best to accommodate, but rental options may be limited by what you can safely transport.
If you are unsure, give us a call at 541-317-9407!
- Personal Flotation Devices
- Roof Pads
- Straps/Tie downs
Optional Gear You’ll Want...
- River Shoes
Optional gear is available for purchase at our shop.
Where to Rent
- Main Store 805 SW Industrial Way, Bend, OR 97702
+ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I wear out on the River?
We recommend wearing clothes and shoes that you are ok getting wet. Moisture wicking fabrics are best as they dry quickly. Avoid cotton clothing as it takes a long time to dry and can keep you cold.
How do I transport my rental boat?
You can transport our hardshell rental boats and paddle boards with a truck or any vehicle that has secure cross bars. We do offer inflatable options in both kayaks and paddleboards if you do not have a vehicle with the above requirements or if you are uncomfortable strapping your rental equipment to your car.
Do you have waterproof cell phone cases?
We do have waterproof cell phone cases and other dry accessories for purchase at both our primary retail location and our Park and Float location.
Do you rent water shoes?
We do rent adult size wetsuit booties from our primary retail location at 805 SW Industrial Way in Bend Oregon for $10 a day.
Can I wear my flip flops?
We highly recommend that you wear shoes that can not accidentally fall off. There are many hazards in the river, such as rocks, mud, tree roots and seaweed, that could cause you to trip or injure yourself.
Where do I park my car?
We have lots of parking at all of our locations. Our primary retail location is in the Old Mill District and has a large parking area in front of the shop that you can utilize when renting. Park and Float location, is located in a large parking area. We will transport you to the river and back to your car from that location for our river tube float operation. River Bend Park offers a large number of public parking spots. Though these can fill up quickly on weekends and during events.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome however we do reserve the right to refuse dogs at the discretion of Tumalo Creek’s staff. There is a $15 nonrefundable dog deposit for Paddleboards, Kayaks, and Canoes. WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS ON TUBES OR OTHER INFLATABLES.
Do I have to paddle up the river?
If you are renting either a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe you will need to paddle up river at some point during your tour. The river is slow moving and relatively easy to paddle against but can be challenging for children.