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: April 18, 2018 @ 6 pm

1. Jason's: Mellow beginner surf wave with pile and green shoulder.
2. Kricket's: Pinched, high angle pile river left, green wave river right.
3. Green Wave: Green roller, dynamic crumble.
4. Eddy's: Powerful wave hole, high angle.
-- Approximate flow and water temperature at BWP: 754.2 cfs, 45.1 degrees F

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Heads up! Sunday, April 22 is Bend Marathon day. Best of luck to all the participants! Look for extra foot traffic around Bend Whitewater Park and Bend's westside from 7 am - 1 pm. Trails and parks impacted include:
- Drake Park, Harmon Park, Columbia Park, Miller's Landing Park, McKay Park, Riverbend Park, Farewell Bend Park, Alpine Park
- Deschutes River Trail - Drake Park to Old Mill and South Canyon
- Haul Road Trail
- West Bend Trail
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Bend Whitewater Park updated their cover photo.

Just waving hello from the Bend Whitewater Park.
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Whoop! Whoop! Who's excited for summer!?! You are, we are, everyone! Summer 2018 Playbooks are making their way in the community this week and just packed with summer goodness including more than 20 river-lake-water-centric programs and trips.
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Who wants to surf Jason’s Wave today??
Whitewater Channel flow: 651 cfs
H20 temp: 43.7 F
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Flow: 847 cfs
H2o temp: 44.9 F
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Caleb Huntsman how much does this make you cringe? 😂

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