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Boating Safety Tips on the Deschutes River

Boating safety is as essential as ever as the summer winds to an end. Now through Labor Day Weekend, more and more rafts hit the Deschutes River to take advantage of the plentiful waters and wildlife. Before you hit the waves in your vessel, be sure to follow our boating safety tips to keep you

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Five Extreme Sports to Try in Oregon

Want the best outdoor activities near Portland, Oregon? Look no further than these 5 Oregon extreme sports. Surrounded by rivers, mountains, windy gorges and even high desert within just 2 hours of the city, it’s no wonder Oregonians have a reputation of being outdoorsy. People travel from all over the world to experience the unique

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Rafting

A Brief History of Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting has become a very popular water sport in Oregon and across the United States. It didn’t start out as a whitewater raft with professional guides. Instead, it has evolved over time as various cultures and generations have passed down their knowledge and techniques for navigating the whitewater of many a river. The Fishing

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A Firework-Free 4th of July

Oregon Fourth of July events take on a more relaxing feel here in Maupin. Maupin’s Independence Day is fireworks-free! While this may be disappointing to some, for others it’s a welcome alternative. The Darker Side of Fireworks When thinking about Independence Day, you often recall delicious food, family, and fireworks that light up the night

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Rafting

Oregon Camping Inspiration: Deschutes Overnight Rafting Trips

It’s camping and whitewater rafting season here in Maupin, Oregon! So, you’re getting the gang together for a summer adventure. You need an excitement-filled trip they’ll remember that’s not a logistical nightmare. We’ve got you covered. Combining rafting and camping is like chocolate and peanut butter – they’re just better together! Summertime in Maupin is

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Whitewater Rafting on the Lower Deschutes - Imperial River Company
Rafting

First-Class Floating: Whitewater Rapids Classes 101

Just like your teacher used to grade your tests in school, whitewater (either an individual rapid, or the entire river) is graded too! Instead of A to F, these grades are divided into six categories from class I (the easiest) to class VI (the most difficult and dangerous). As the White Water Guidebook explains, the

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