Paddle-board, kayak, or canoe a classic stretch of the Deschutes river. Reserve your spot now!
Online reservations are now available! Each group will be able to reserve a time to get on the water. By servicing only one group at a time we are able to ensure all safety precautions can be taken to ensure we all stay healthy. We have streamlined the process to get you on the water as quickly as possible.
Due to Covid-19, PLEASE:
-Sign all necessary liability waivers in advance
-Bring face masks/coverings
-Respect social distancing policies both throughout your check-in process and while on the water
-Wash/sanitize your hands upon arrival (we will have hand washing stations set up)
Give us a call at 541-373-2012 if your group needs a more customized rental or if you have any troubles booking online.
The two hour rental from our main shop provides a simple way to experience the beautiful section of the Deschutes river right by the Old Mill, Les Schwab Amphitheater, and more. Choose between a selection of stand up paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes.
- Boat of your choice
- PFD/ Personal Flotation Device
Optional Gear You’ll Want...
- Dry Bags
- Protective Clothing
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.