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: April 23, 2017 @12:30 pm

1. Jason's: Low energy, beginner to intermediate wave with pile. Low angle, low retention.
2. Kricket's: High energy, dynamic wave hole with steep green faces and variable pile. Moderate retention.
3. Green Wave: Steep, green shortboard special!
4. Eddy's: Rowdy, high-energy, expert level rodeo hole.
-- Approximate flow at BWP: 1090 cfs.

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Sebastian FoltzThat looks a little cleaner than its been. That double wave earlier in the week was cool but I'd rather see a more uniform foam pile like early season. This setting looks a little friendlier. Thanks for all your work Ryan. The park has been sweet this year.

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Brooks FosterNow that looks like a play wave. Nice work, Bend. Can't wait to visit and try it out in August.

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Kricket's!! 1140 cfs ... See MoreSee Less

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Sebastian FoltzKrickets has been rad at all levels. Pretty wide range of foam pile sizes depending on the setting, big the last few days. Ryan, I'd love to see the Jason's go back to being a single wave/foampile. The double is fun but I imagine it's a little daunting for beginner boaters.

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Brooks FosterThis wave-hole looks great, but I'm still waiting for proof in the form of a good playboater throwing down on video. Now who is going to step up and provide!?

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Steve BurkettKrickets looks good at this level. look forward to trying it out!

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Jesse NicolaOn my way to try this out all weekend! Looking forward to some of the changes!

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Bend Whitewater Park updated their cover photo.

Spring flows and we're making waves.
Want one place to know what's going on? Check updated conditions, see Wave Cam links and the park's Facebook page feed with posts and videos at: www.bendparksandrec.org/bend-whitewater-park/water-wave-conditions/
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Bend Whitewater Park is for the birds! Shown shooting skyward at dusk, the park has several features for our avian friends. On both sides of the river, the tallest poles are for osprey. In the center of the nature channel, the "Kingfisher Perch" habitat sculpture is by local artist Andrew Wachs and designed to host the Belted Kingfisher as it observes the river and dives off for fish. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jayson BowermanWatched an Osprey haul two fish out of the river in the park within a couple of hour's time yesterday! Nice to see the fish ladder component seemingly working.

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Bend Whitewater Park added 2 new videos from April 19.

Green Wave and Jason's at the BWP!!
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Jesse NicolaBend Whitewater Park can you please post video of Eddies? Your description is meaningless and also could be construed as "Not good".

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Jayson BowermanMake Eddy's a trashy rodeo hole please, just to see what that's like!

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Steve OBrienConway with the alley-oop stomped!

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