Currently unavailable for the 2020 season. We are actively working with our community partners to find a safe way of offering this highly sought after activity. STAY TUNED!
We are sorry to have kept you waiting for our official statement. However, after many discussions with our staff and community partners we have officially come to an answer.
Unfortunately, we will not be offering our tube rental program this year. There simply is not a solution in which we can confidently say we can put tube floaters on the water and maintain the social distancing that has been asked of us by our representatives and community partners.
This decision did not come lightly and we understand that many of our Bend residents and visitors truly enjoy this recreational activity and really look forward to it every year. But, we stand by the decisions made to keep our community healthy.
We will continue to do everything we can to get you out on the water in a fun and safe way.
Floaters, we will be back on for Summer 2021!
In the meantime please check out our other offerings for rentals. We offer 2 hour SUP, Kayak and Canoe rentals, as well as 24 hour rentals so you can practice your own safe social distancing at one of our beautiful Cascade Lakes less than an hour drive from our front door.
Optional Gear You’ll Want...
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.