If you’re looking for stand up paddleboard rentals in the most convenient location in Bend, Oregon, come to Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. We’re located right on the Deschutes River at the Colorado Bridge, just downstream from the Old Mill District in the heart of Bend.
We’ll make this really easy for you. It’s as simple as throwing on some sunscreen, grabbing and towel, and filling out our quick electronic rental/release form: We’ll have you out on the water in a matter of minutes, because when you’re on vacation, every moment matters.
Here at Tumalo Creek, there is always plenty of parking. And our favorite put-in for paddling the river is just a short walk across our beautifully manicured lawn on the banks of the Deschutes.
Or, if you’d like to take your boards up to the Cascades Lakes to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Oregon, our friendly staff will assist you in securing your stand up paddleboard rentals to the roof of your car. We’ll be sure to give you a quick lesson on getting them off too!
For those new to the area, here’s a quick primer on the best locations for stand up paddleboarding in Central Oregon. The easiest place to start is right behind our shop on the Deschutes River. Make a left turn away from the launch dock (watch that eddy line!) and paddle up stream 1.5 miles to the Bill Healy Bridge where you will soon encounter strong currents and whitewater. It’s time to turn around and enjoy and easy paddle/float back to our store on river right. Please exit the river at the launch dock; directly downstream there is a dangerous mill-era dam.
Some other locations we highly recommend for visitors to the area are Sparks Lake, Elk Lake and Hosmer Lake, but really any slow-moving body of water off the Cascade Lakes Highway is worth exploring if you have time.
Whether you choose to stay in town and enjoy a paddle through the Old Mill District or down to Mirror Pond, or head off on a all-day adventure in the mountains, Tumalo Creek has a great selection of stand up paddleboard rentals in an excellent location close to downtown Bend, Oregon.