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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Wave Update: May 25th, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

1. Jason's: Mid to high-energy wave with two pockets, green, steep and rough center.
2. Kricket's: Low-energy, beginner to intermediate wave hole; consistent pile, low angle.
3. Green Wave: Stretched, dynamic green with intermittent pile.
4. Eddy's: High energy, low angle wave hole.
-- Approximate flow at BWP: 1280 cfs

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Nathan MetzlerThe green wave is white today. People are trying to surf. Not going well. Did they lower the cfs today?

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Sebastian FoltzI'd say Krickets is easier than Jason's at this level

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Billy KnudsonWhat's going on with the green wave the last few days?

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Sebastian FoltzKrickets has been phenomenal the last two days.

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Brooks FosterVery nice. I could surf that all day!

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Trevor LydenAll that water, still not retentive

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Jenn BarbeeI wanna do this!!

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Tomorrow, Thurs., May 25: a 48-acre prescribed burn is scheduled for Shevlin Park. The park will be closed and area trails re-routed during the burn. You'll see and smell smoke in the area. Plan your play with this in mind. Details at: www.bendparksandrec.org/category/news/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Jason PollockBuddy and I were taking about wanting to learn how to surf, but a bit worried about being the 'new guys' getting in everyone's way. Are there any beginner times or classes?

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Billy KnudsonWhat is the ideal flow for the green wave? Sat and watched for a while this afternoon and it never cleaned up?

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Tom HeroldI believe it's open after dark for beginners.

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Bend Whitewater Park updated their cover photo.

With temps in the 80s, the forecast calls for floating! Heads up in the whitewater park for more traffic in the Passageway. And all you floaters, make your float a good one with the right gear - quality tube, life jacket and river shoes. Rentals will be available; but heads up, the shuttle is not yet. Prep up with our Floating Virtual Tour and you're ready to go! www.bendparksandrec.org/bend-whitewater-park/river-virtual-tour/
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Sarah WardKellye Dwyer Pape Sandi Slawosky we need to make a date to do this #aug2017Bend

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