Bend Whitewater Park

Welcome to the Bend Whitewater Park. Located in the Deschutes River near the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon, this in-water amenity offers a variety of river recreation opportunities including tubing, kayaking, and surfing.

The park is made up of three distinctly different channels:

  • Passageway Channel – The Passageway is the perfect option for those who want to add a little rapids adventure to their float. For those who want to keep it mellow or have children, exit the river and walk to McKay Park to re-enter the river. Learn more about the Passageway Channel.
  • Whitewater Channel – Are you a whitewater kayaker, surfer or paddleboarder? The Whitewater Channel is your destination. This center channel of the park has four wave features for emerging to expert whitewater enthusiasts. Learn more about the Whitewater Channel.
  • Habitat Channel – The third channel of the park exists to protect and enhance river health and provide habitat to important local and migratory wildlife. There is no public access (by people or pets) to this ecologically sensitive area.

Getting There

Location – 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Rd
The Bend Whitewater Park is located in the heart of Bend in the Deschutes River north of the Colorado Avenue Bridge. Viewing is available on the pedestrian bridge and on the east side of the river. Temporary restrooms are available near McKay Park beach. Once complete, the adjoining McKay Park will provide permanent restrooms, a changing room and viewing areas. McKay Park is under construction with completion slated for fall of 2016.

Parking & River Shuttle Service
Parking for the Bend Whitewater Park is available on public streets or at Miller’s Landing Park.

For those floating the river, parking is located at Riverbend Park at 799 SW Columbia St. The Ride the River Shuttle is available from June 15th to Labor Day and runs daily. Cost is $3.00 for all day. For schedules, fares and other details, visit Cascade East Transit’s website. The shuttle stops at Riverbend Park and Drake Park.

Deschutes River Virtual Tour

Detoured Access

The City of Bend’s sewer lift station project may affect access to McKay Park and the Bend Whitewater Park. Please refer to the City’s webpage for more information.

Those interested in using the Bend Whitewater Park should park and enter downstream at Miller’s Landing Park

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Great vibes at the park today!! Thanks to all the paddlers, SUPers, surfers, boogie boards & spectators for making Bend Whitewater Park super fun on this beautiful afternoon!
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Shelley ManginiAmanda Nelson - let's do this next summer!

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It's officially Fall and it feels like it! Bust out your cold water gear and you can still get after it in Eddy's like these guys.
There's 890 cfs at the park and the water is 51 degrees.
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Robert PfisterPaddler = Mike Bell. It was sweet today.

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Charlie HivelyAny guesses on how long water levels will allow this wave to be surfable?

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Dave JaberNice, what's the sched on this configuration?

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Hey Bend! Have a look at all the fun happening down at the whitewater park. Play boaters, surfers and a few brave floaters are taking advantage of the all sunshine and good times.
We've got about 900 cfs at the park and the water is a crisp 54 degrees.
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Jayson Bowerman"Where's my finger?" Love it! Wish I could get out there to try upper Eddy's (4.5)....

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