Bend Whitewater Park

Bend Whitewater Park closed for construction activity.

Access to the Bend Whitewater Park is closed for winter work modifications to improve wave features and safety within the whitewater channel.

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 who have children as part of the group, 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 and at McKay Park.

Parking & River Shuttle Service
Parking for the Bend Whitewater Park is available on public streets or at Miller’s Landing 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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Quam JamesAre the rocks, where the surfers stand, and wait for the green wave getting resurfaced? Those things are like cheese graters on your feet

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Brooks FosterExcited to see the results.

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Jan TaylorWow! What an endeavor! Nice work.

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UPDATE: All Bend-La Pine Schools facilities were cleared of students by 10:55 a.m. Students and staff are cleared from the buildings and all buildings are closed. All classes, activities and events...

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Wahoo! BPRD recreation facilities are re-opening at 9 am this morning. That's Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend Senior Center & The Pavilion. Classes/activities may be limited so check schedules prior to leaving. For BPRD registration programs, registrants will be contacted directly if program is cancelled or changed. Regularly check our website for updates at ... See MoreSee Less

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January 10 Winter Storm Update: All BPRD facilities are now CLOSED for today. All afternoon and evening programs are cancelled due to weather. Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, The Pavilion and the Bend Senior Center will open at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 11. Check schedules before leaving to attend. For latest storm updates, visit ... See MoreSee Less

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The Playbook is here! The Playbook is here! BPRD residents check your mailbox for your newly-released Winter-Spring 2017 Playbook. There's also copies available at all BPRD facilities. The Playbook is jammed packed with all the BPRD programs for January through May. Water and river safety skills workshops, kayaking, scuba, lacrosse, Art Station programs and so much more. And bonus - there's features on District news and happenings, too! Need an online version? You can see it here: ... See MoreSee Less

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