Raft the Deschutes River

  • Hunter Feiss
  • Hunter Feiss

If you love paddling on a summer day, then this camping trip is the perfect choice for you. On our longest rafting tour, we float for nearly 100 miles on Oregon’s Deschutes River, from its upper reaches to its confluence with the Columbia River. The Deschutes River basin is a desert environment covered with grasses, sagebrush, and stout juniper trees. It is inhabited by golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, deer, and other Eastern Oregon wildlife. Both novices and seasoned river rats will enjoy long, quiet stretches of water as well as challenging rapids such as Oak Springs and Box Car. Spend late afternoons hiking beautiful side canyons, swimming, and learning to cook excellent river cuisine. (Although everyone wears a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), we still recommend that you be able to swim.) Read the detailed trip description to learn more. (coming soon)

Trip Specifics

Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 17 - Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

Cost: $50 - $1450. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify. Vegan and non-medical specialty diets have an additional $35 charge. Vegetarian diets and food allergies do not have an additional fee.

Rigor: Moderate

Equipment & Packing List (coming soon)

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, July 22nd. To complete these forms, you’ll need to have your @lclark.edu email set up, and you’ll be prompted to log-in to the Engage LC platform.

Trip Pictures

Check out pictures from other times we’ve gone here!