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.
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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
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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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Bend Whitewater Park added 3 new videos.

Jason's, Green Wave, and Eddy's!! Almost 1000 cfs!!
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Stephen JunkinsRyan, you are a true public servant. Thanks for these good updates and new configs!

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Brooks FosterProgress! I still don't see a killer kayaking feature though.

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Sebastian FoltzLooks great. Been super fun so far.

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Jason PollockGarett get here

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Austin BouckCrickets last night was awesome! Eddie's was a tiny bit better but still only workable in direct center and river right.

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Jan TaylorMuch better!

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Darren DangerdeedsNice!!! Is it deep enough for looping? I made a trip out to Bend last summer and wasn't impressed. This looks promising though!

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Brooks FosterThis looks very nice. Good work on the winter improvements!

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Michael BellLooks like a huge improvement! Nice work. Looks like a friendly play hole.

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Nick RiceKelly Crowther, this wave is already cartwheeling??

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Austin BouckRyan, can you smooth out Eddie's? It's really deep and uneven as of yesterday evening

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Marsh ChamberlainYours truly in the blue helmet....

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Are you ready? Summer recreation registration opens March 20 and now's the time to plan your play with the Summer 2017 Playbook Preview - or - on our registration website! Preview dates for Operation Recreation, The PAC, Art Station art camps, sports camps, swim lessons, overnight rafting trips and much more.
Online Playbook: bendparksandrec.org/Playbook17S
Registration website: register.bendparksandrec.org/
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Sandra MillerSo the grandparents are coming down in July. They want to float the river but I'm a little Leary about it because I hurt my booty coming off the rock. :/ lol. Was that a complaint from others and was this part of the improvements being made? Thank you.

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Jen Kjellesvik❤️❤️❤️🌊🌊🌊 Thanks for all the hard work BPTA, BP&R, TC!! The improvements are great!! We love that all the features now have concrete filled in on the edges!!👍👍 The holes seem deeper too!!🌊🏄👊😘💋

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Jayson BowermanThat wave looks sick! I bet 3,000cfs in the Crooked is throwing up some huge waves as well.

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Glenn MacLean-TalbotThank you for all the hard work and dedication in the off-season!

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Jan TaylorWhat an improvement! Great work!

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Jayson BowermanJust returned from 3 days of windswept surfari on the Oregon Coast and found the best turns by far in #backyardbend! Thanks to #BPRD for the continued dedication to making this park one that the community can be truly proud of!

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Conner BennettHey, is it possible to get a schedule up? So we don't get down at 1130 to have the wave down at noon unknowingly 😝 thanks!

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Nolan HelmusInterested in seeing all the features with a kayak. Will have to check out the new additions.

1 week ago
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Nathan MetzlerSaw you guys out there today! cant wait to try it! Where can I pick up a board and suit? Thanks!

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Steve BurkettJason's wave was real fun!

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Candace BellSuch a .....

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Susan ZackIs that the Deschutes River?

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Brandon BeckerMmmm bacon.

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Theresa Hockettgoin' try it?

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Jesse James MarohnFantastic!!

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Phillip HurstYeah

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Joel EllisKatie Ellis😎🏂🏄🏂🏄🏂😘

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