Stand-Up Paddleboard around Bend, Oregon

Trips to be scheduled.

This trip will be taking advantage of the good weather usually offered on the dry side of Oregon east of the Cascades. This trip will spend most of the time hiking and stand up paddleboarding around the Bend, Oregon vicinity on some local lakes and rivers. This high desert area (elevation ~3500 ft.) offers a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small juniper trees and Ponderosa pines.

Our group will stay in yurts near the city of Bend, OR and paddle class I sections of the Deschutes River, as well as possibly some lakes. You definitely want to have some upper body strength to do this trip but don’t need to be an experienced “stand-up paddler” at all. This side of the Oregon Cascades usually has sunny fall weather, and the scenery is spectacular.

How to Register

Registration opens: Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Trip Fee: $125 / $62*

*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244 or call us at 503-768-7116 once registration is open. Some trips fill up fast! The registration process can be a bit confusing your first time, you can learn more by reading How to Sign Up for a College Outdoors Trip.

Trip Type

Overnight in rustic yurts or cabins|Stand-Up Paddleboarding|Hiking

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! We’ll teach you everything you need to know, and SUPing is a great option for beginners. The distance paddled and time on the water will be tailored to the group and weather conditions.

Paddling uses full range of motion in the upper body and requires some balance. Swimming ability is not required since you will be wearing a Personal Floatation Device (aka, a lifejacket), but you should be comfortable in deep water.

Accessibility accommodations are available, contact

What to Expect

  • Sleeping indoors
  • Sleeping outdoors
  • Electricity
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone service
  • Heating
  • Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Gender-inclusive bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food for any Dietary Restrictions


Pre-Trip Meeting

College Outdoors trips have a Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM) prior to the trip to help you prepare, which takes place at the Sequoia warehouse on the Graduate Campus.

At this meeting you’ll meet the trip leaders and other participants, learn more about the trip activity, location, and schedule, and be given a packing list of everything you need for your trip. The trip leaders and Sequoia staff will then help you find and borrow anything on the packing list that you’d like to borrow. We have high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, and it’s all free to use for your trip!

If you miss a Pre-Trip Meeting, check your email for important info you missed. 

Sequoia Warehouse

Sequoia is the College Outdoors warehouse, located on the Graduate Campus. Everything you’ll need is available for free when you come on a College Outdoors Trip. At Sequoia you will find:

  • Clothing needed for your trip, including any relevant outerwear and specialty items needed for the activity. Sizes range from XS - XXL and come in gendered an non-gendered designs. 
  • Gear needed for your trip, such as sleeping bags, backpacks, water bottles, and much much more.
  • Equipment such as tents, cookware, first-aid kits, and boats, which trip leaders will pack for each trip as needed.
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms, which can also be used as changing rooms.
  • Staff available to answer your questions.