CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: Experience the best thing about fall, the colors from the water.

Explore the Upper Deschutes River on our special Fall Foliage Deschutes River Tour! Enjoy this pristine and tranquil section of the river during the peaceful autumn season. Observe the changing colors, listen for bird songs and look for signs of beaver. Although a relaxing paddle, this is an out and back trip. We do beging by paddling the slow river current up stream. Once to our destination, we will get to ejoy the rewards of our paddle, an easy float back down stream.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Kayak/Canoe or SUP
  • PFD
  • Paddle
  • Guide

Participant Provides

  • Water appropriate shoes
  • Sunglasses w/ retainer
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Qucik drying top and bottom
  • Sun hat, rain hat, or warm camp
  • Sun, rain, or warm hat (weather dependent)
  • Insulating top and bottom (weather dependent)
  • Rain coat and pants (weather dependent)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at our shop.

Meeting Location

805 SW Industrial Way, Suite #6, Bend OR 97702


Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation Policies

One Day Lessons/Tours: 24 hours prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 24 hour period will be subject to forfeiture of all fees.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (TCKC) Initiated Cancellation Disclaimer: Applies to all one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events. TCKC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events within 24 hours of scheduled date. Circumstances include but are not limited to; low enrollment, weather (ex. thunderstorms/lightning), natural disasters (ex. forest fires) and events or circumstances beyond TCKC’s control.


If you like this tour you may also want to check out our other tours including our Half Day Tour, Lake Billy Chinook Sunset Tour, Old Mill Full Moon Tour, or even our San Juan Islands Sea Kayaking Tour.

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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.

Do you provide life jackets?

We do provide life jackets at no additional cost for all of our rentals, tours and classes. We have a variety of sizes to fit many body types.

Are there rapids?

Unless a trip is a whitewater specific trip you will not have to go through any rapids.

Do you provide lunch?

We do provide a sack lunch for all of our full day tours. You can choose your sandwich preference at the same time you make your reservation, vegetarian options are available.

Are dogs allowed on tours?

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on any of our tours or classes.

Can we do a custom trip?

We can do custom trips and tours. These can be contingent upon availability of our guides and vehicles. Please email [email protected] for more information and pricing.