Central Oregon is an outdoor recreation paradise, where you can ski, bike or climb in the morning and kayak in the afternoon.  Then at night, you can continue the adventure down the Bend Ale Trail.  Situated on the edge of a desert and at the base of a mountain range Central Oregon’s high desert gets the best of both climates.  This weather is some of the most user-friendly in the Pacific Northwest due to its location on the east side of the Cascades, which creates a wonderfully dry rain shadow.  With as many as 300 sunny days a year, there is ample opportunity to get outside and play.  There are big sky views of the Three Sisters from almost every part of the region and there are rivers that flow through every town.

The Bend Kayakers go to Mexico

                  Bend Kayakers Kyle Anderson, Walker Davis and Orion Junkins became long term guests of Aventurec in Vera Cruz, Mexico to run waterfalls and have fun.  Here's a killer video of their stay by Orion Junkins. Bend Kayakers - Veracruz,...

Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration...

Bend Whitewater Park

              It might be the official "end of summer" and flows in the Deschutes River are just starting to drop. This is actually giving the wave shapers at the Bend Whitewater Parkmore options to set up two new waves, "Ankle Biter" and "Upper" Eddy's were both...

Hometown Throw-Down testing Kricket’s @ Bend Whitewater Park

                    A gathering of local whitewater kayakers met at Kricket's Wave in the Bend Whitewater Park to test the wave with the help of Hanna the Assistant Wave Shaper.   This was a great introduction of the feature to several boaters who felt more...

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