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DESCHUTES RIVER

The route from Riverbend Park to Drake Park is the most popular route on the river, taking about two hours. If you want a shorter route, enter at McKay park instead. Shuttle services are offered from June 15 to September 5 for $3. More info: http://www.bendparksandrec.org/bend-whitewater-park/passageway-channel/ A virtual tour of the Deschutes River is available here: http://xplorit.bendparksandrec.org/ Alcohol is not permitted on the river or in the city parks that serve as access points. PFDs are not required unless you are rafted up to other floaters (this legally classifies you as a boat under the law).

Lower Deschutes River

This section of the Deschutes is much less crowded that the route through Bend. It's also a lot longer. This full route is most often recommended for kayaks. Ask the locals for tips on the length of each section and plan accordingly. This section of the river is officially a Class II, which means there are small rapids you'll have to navigate. Nothing crazy but enough to make it interesting. Wear a life jacket. Be safe and have fun!

Clackamas River

This river has many forks and splits along the route, which can add exciting little rapids sections to your float, or allow you to avoid them if you want something more mellow. There is a long floatable section of river with a few access points along the way so you can float the perfect amount of time. Milo McIver Upper Ramp to McIver Park: 2hrs Upper Ramp to Barton Park: 6-7 hours Upper Ramp to Carver Park: 8-9 hours McIver Park to Barton Park: 5-6 hours McIver Park to Carver Park: 7-8 hours.

Sandy River

This river has many forks and splits along the route, which can add exciting little rapids sections to your float, or allow you to avoid them if you want something more mellow. There is a long floatable section of river with a few access points along the way so you can float the perfect amount of time. Milo McIver Upper Ramp to McIver Park: 2hrs Upper Ramp to Barton Park: 6-7 hours Upper Ramp to Carver Park: 8-9 hours McIver Park to Barton Park: 5-6 hours McIver Park to Carver Park: 7-8 hours.

Willamette River

This stretch of the Willamette river is wide but has some rapids on it. One of which it would be best to walk around - see hazard marked on the map. The float from Clear water to Alton Baker takes around 3-5 hours

McKenzie River

The most popular section of this river is from Hayden to Armitage. Keep in mind the parking regulations at each spot and also the state laws requiring PFDs for anything besides a black inner tube and no tying together. Oak Point to Hayden Bridge: 2-3 hours Hayden to Harvest: 1 hour Harvest to Deadmond Ferry: 1 hour Deadmond Ferry to Armitage: 1 hour The section from Leaburg Dam to Oak Point is more advanced, with more frequent rapids and forks in the river. This is a much longer section of river, so don't expect to do the whole thing in a day. Plan a short route or ask some locals what they recommend. Exits marked between Leaburg Dam and Oak Point are only based on map imagery and should be taken with a grain of salt. Most of the riverbanks here are private property. If you have more info on this section of river please get in touch! info@wearedreamboats.com

ROGUE RIVER - SHADY COVE ROUTE

This float has some good rapids on it, so keep your wits about you and make sure the water level is right. Dam to shady Cove takes about 3 hours.

ROGUE RIVER - GOLD HILL ROUTE

This is a much calmer section of the Rogue River than the route from the dam to Shady Cove. this route will take about 3 hours. Generally slow moving, with some small rapids sections mixed in to keep things interesting The section between the two routes should not be attempted - it's suited for river rafting and kayaking, not for tube floating.

SANTIAM RIVER

This is generally a leisurely float around some wide river bends. The section above Jefferson is more advanced with more rapids and some shallow sections you may need to walk around. Green Bridge to Jefferson: 3-4 hours Jefferson to the I-5 bridge:3 hours