Looking to add some thrill to your paddling experience?
All Whitewater Kayak rentals for the 2021 season will require approval by Tumalo Creek and need to be reserved in advance; Please give us a call at 541-317-9407 to make your reservation TODAY!
Add some thrill to your paddle day by going Whitewater Kayaking. We have a wide variety of Play, Creek, and River Running Boats to make the whitewater enthusiast in you thrilled.
With the Whitewater Park in our backyard you can take your boat right out on the water and play in Bend’s brand new river feature or take them out to classic runs in the area. Our staff can get you in the know with current river levels or provide advice on what paddling experience would be best for you.
Please note that there is inherent risks to river recreation, which are exponentially higher for Whitewater Paddling. You assume all risks when you take a boat away from our store. Please always paddle with a friend and check weather and river conditions before you go.
- Personal Flotation Device
Optional Gear You’ll Want...
- Technical Clothing aka Dry Suit, Dry Top, Dry Pant
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.