45 Mile – 2 day, 2 night

Check-In: 4pm, 7:30am
Duration: 2 days/nights (1 night hotel, 1 night camping)
Cost: $525-599/person
Difficulty: Class II-IV

Our exclusive multi-day adventures are the only rafting trips on the lower Deschutes that include a night in our riverside lodge to start your adventure.  Check-in to your complimentary riverview lodge room the day before your adventure on the Deschutes starts.  Relax, dine in our restaurant, meet your guides and stow your personal gear in our dry bags.

The next morning, following our lodge continental breakfast, jump aboard the shuttle bus at 7:30am and head to the put-in at Trout Creek.  Your guides provide all of the river gear and will load your dry bags into the gear boat.  Float for several hours, splashing through Trout Creek Rapids along the way, then stop for a riverside picnic lunch.  Following lunch, navigate the longest rapid on the lower Deschutes, Whitehorse. It is 1/2 mile long!  As mid-afternoon approaches, you will float in to camp, which will be all set up by your guides.  While your guides prepare dinner, you will relax, have a snack, have a nap, go for a late-day hike or throw a fishing line in the water. Following dinner, enjoy dessert, stories, star gazing and fall asleep to the river’s lullaby.

Awake in the morning, feeling rested and rejuvenated! Your guides will pour your camp coffee and prepare breakfast. As the guides pack up camp, get ready for more rafting!  Today you will hit Buckskin Mary, Four Chutes, Wapinitia, Boxcar & Rodeo rapids.  Float in to Maupin where you will enjoy a riverside BBQ lunch and then continue rafting to Sandy Beach for the final take-out.  A shuttle bus returns you to Imperial, back to your car and ends your adventure of 45 miles of whitewater and more Class III & IV rapids than you can remember.

All camping supplies are provided including tents, sleeping bags, pads, chairs, all food and cooking equipment.  Camping on the river is one of the many highlights of the trip. Imagine all the stars you will see from the beautiful high desert, where there is NO light pollution.

We said food was provided, didn’t we?  It is, and your guides will do all the cooking.  That sounds like vacation!  Here’s what you’ll get: The morning of departure, enjoy our delicious lodge continental breakfast.  Breakfasts in river camp often include egg scrambles, burritos, hotcakes, fruit, juice, coffee.  Lunches are deli-style wraps & sandwiches, salads, chips, fruit, cookies.  Dinners consist of grilled Tri-Tip & chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad or a fajita bar. We always serve hors d’oeuvres before dinner, wine with dinner and dessert afterward!  Dietary restrictions? No problem.  After booking a reservation with us, our lead guide will call you to discuss dietary needs, special occasions and the general trip itinerary.  We delight in taking care of you and making your trip special!

**4 person minimum required on multi-day trips**

Call or click to reserve your trip! 541.395.2404

Our Most Asked Frequently Asked Questions:

We recommend a child be 6 years old, and weigh at least 50 pounds.  Our smallest sized life jacket accommodates a 50 pound child & heavier.  It is critical that their life jacket fits appropriately.

Our Maravia rafts seat 7 + your guide.

No, we do not allow pets on our trips. Please make alternate arrangements for your pet while you are rafting. 

No, we do not provide wetsuits, and most likely the weather will be warm enough that you don’t need one.  We DO provide Splash Gear for cooler days.  These rain tops & rain pants, are worn over your rafting clothes, and will keep you dry.

Any day!  However, most people come out in July and August. So if you want a little more solitude, we recommend June, September and during the week anytime.  The weather is always great, and you get the river all to yourself.

  • Swimsuit and/or shorts and t-shirt
  • Tennis shoes or river sandals
  • Long sleeve shirt & pants if you burn easily
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Windbreaker or rain gear (if the weather forecast isn’t ideal–most of the time it is perfect!)
  • Towel and change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contacts (just in case…)

We run the best all day rafting trip on the Deschutes River…no doubt about it.  No crowds!  Private launches on our OWN PROPERTY where a lodge, restaurant and bar are waiting for your relaxation and enjoyment.  No parking on the street just to meet in a parking lot and be shuttled to the river.  At Imperial, you check in in the heart of our riverfront property and enjoy our spacious lawn until your launch time.  Did we mention that we are right on the Deschutes river?

Plus, our very experienced river guides know how to run the Deschutes River and have a lot of fun, but most importantly are safe while doing it.  They choose to live their summer on the river and look forward to spending the day with you.  (They also look forward to telling you a few of their stories and bad jokes, too.)  But, seriously….they are very well trained and most importantly respect the water.  They take simple precautions to make sure you have a terrific day and stay safe doing it.

We’ll always judge your skill level and desired aggressiveness on the river and take the appropriate path on the river to ensure 2 things: success and enjoyment.  Every single river trip is different from the last.  Our guides make sure the trip you receive is the trip you want