53 Mile – 3 day, 3 night
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 or Warm Springs. 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. 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. This full day on the river can be full of more rafting and moving camp, OR you can opt for a “layover” day. Layover days are awesome for guests who want to fish, hike, read a book or just relax all day under an olive tree. (After completing your reservation, our lead guide will call you and discuss what trip itinerary is best for you.)
On the second camp morning, the guides will pack up camp while you 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 53 miles of whitewater. Feel proud as you recall all of the Class III & IV rapids than floated through, including the longest rapid on the lower Deschutes; 1/2 mile long Whitehorse!
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**