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 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
Wave Update: July 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

1. Jason's: Wide pile setup, rough ramp, consistent retention.
2. Kricket's: Mid-energy, intermediate wave hole; full width pile, moderate angle. Medium retention.
3. Green Wave: Dynamic green shoulders with pile in center.
4. Eddy's: High energy, low-angle wave hole. High/variable retention.
-- Approximate flow at BWP: 1223, 66.5 degrees F

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Bend Whitewater Park shared BackyardBend's Deschutes River Clean Up Saturday 9am.

You love floating, boarding, paddling and playing in the Deschutes, so now's the time to give it some love! This Saturday, July 29th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Riverbend Park is the Deschutes River Clean Up sponsored by Upper Deschutes Watershed Council! Come join in and help keep our river beautiful and enjoyable for all. More at:
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Deschutes River Clean Up Saturday July 29th sponsored by the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. We love the Deschutes and made this video from last year's clean up to get you stoked to come out and jo...

Jason's, wide-&-wild style pile. 1222 cfs, 62.5 degrees F ... See MoreSee Less

Everyone at Bend Park & Recreation District is greatly saddened by yesterday's drowning on the Deschutes River at First Street Rapids Park. Our condolences to the victim's family and friends and our appreciation to all those that responded. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jayson BowermanAny supporting details of the incident which can be shared?

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Ryan CartmillI was there an hour earlier. Crazy

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Jan TaylorSo very tragic.

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Green and pile! 1243 cfs, 64 degree water! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ry WodsyJames Sandziuk, this is the bend whitewater park. 1243cfs is equivalent to 35cms. I'm sure something similar could be made a quaker.

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Ryan CartmillRad!

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Andrew MasonDamian Therrien RPod trip!!!

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Kricket's in her prime! 1370 cfs, 65 degrees F ... See MoreSee Less

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