All Day – 18 Mile
Our All-Day whitewater adventure is different. Of course we hit all the fun rapids on the Deschutes, BUT we also float for 5 miles below Sherar’s Falls. This special section of river offers spectacular rapids and sights. In addition to the rapids, you will float through the awesome basalt cliff “Narrows,” under two train trestles and around an island.
Guests of Imperial will begin their river adventure from the front lawn of Imperial River Co, from our own private dock. While all other companies are shuttling up to the public put-in, you will be one of the first on the river! You will therefore have opportunities to view bald eagles, blue heron, osprey, ducks, otters, deer, kingfishers, and much more. Float through rapids Powerline, Surf City, Oak Springs, White River and the Elevators until we take out at Sandy Beach. We will portage around Sherar’s Falls and start our second leg of the journey at Buck Hollow.
This is hands-down the best the lower Deschutes has to offer, and we are one of the only companies that offer this stretch on a day trip! While many agree that this is the most scenic section of the trip, others prefer the rapids that so few get to see, such as Wake-Up, Lower Trestle, and Wreck Rapids (the guides’ favorite!) We’ll take out at Pine Tree, and shuttle bus back to Imperial for lunch. Following your delicious BBQ lunch on our two acres of riverfront lawn, and after your sand volleyball game, we’ll shuttle you upriver for the final leg of your adventure.
These last five miles have some of the most famous rapids on the Deschutes. That’s right…Wapinitia, Devil’s Hole, Boxcar, and Rodeo are among a few of the rapids that will round out your day. The adventure will end right back where we started, on the front lawn of Imperial where you can bask in the adventure you just experienced. Hands down, this is the best trip on the river!