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: June 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

1. Jason's: Wide pile front surf wave.
2. Kricket's: Mid-energy, intermediate wave hole; variable pile, low angle.
3. Green Wave: Stretched, dynamic green with bowled shoulders, intermittent pile.
4. Eddy's: High energy, low-angle wave hole.
-- Approximate flow at BWP: 908 cfs, 66.5 degrees F

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Floaters! The Ride the River shuttle service is back in action starting today! $3 for the day and you can make unlimited loops to your floating heart's content! More on floating the river at: www.bendparksandrec.org/bend-whitewater-park/passageway-channel/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Joel EllisThe Bend Life Rocks!!😎🚣🚤🚲⛷🏂🏌🌞

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One of the coolest volunteer gigs in town! July 4th Fish Fling River Patrol! BPRD is looking for one or two fun-loving kayakers, paddleboarders or canoeists to volunteer at the July 4th Festival in Drake Park. Spend a couple hours in the afternoon fetching "flying fish" in Mirror Pond from the festival's Fish Fling. It's a great way to celebrate the day! Call Kim, BPRD Volunteer Coordinator at (541) 706-6127 to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less

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Woohoo! #BWP 946 cfs, 62.6 degrees F! ... See MoreSee Less

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Joel EllisYou have a sweet job man and of course thank you for the updates😎

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Jayson BowermanWhy is the green wave so crumbly at this flow now? It was working perfectly this spring at 1k.

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Mike RosaWhat timing Jenny I just pinged Nick about a week at Eagle Crest next August

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Jenny SmithLisa Love Auld, here it is!

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HiMay ZementI especially like the tree photobombing Ryan Ricardo head! Mean mini fro brutha!!!

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Ryan CartmillCaught IN the park??

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Love the water? Check.
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Love Bend? Checkity-check-check.
BPRD is looking for fun-loving kayakers, paddleboarders and canoeists to volunteer at the July 4th Festival in Drake Park. Spend a couple hours in the afternoon fetching "flying fish" in Mirror Pond from the festival's Fish Fling. It's a great way to celebrate the day! Call Kim, BPRD Volunteer Coordinator at (541) 706-6127 to learn more.
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