Raft the Deschutes River
If you love paddling on a summer day, then this is the perfect trip 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.)
Detailed Trip Description
Arrive by: 11:00am, Tues., Aug. 20, 2019
Return: Tues. evening, Aug. 27, 2019
Cost: Need-based financial aid is applied for those who qualify. For those without financial aid, the full-price cost is $1350*
The required forms linked below are due Friday, June 21st
~Complete these forms AFTER you have received a trip placement email~
- Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk Form (please print, sign, and return by mail, fax or scanned email attachment)
- Online Equipment Request Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this) Fill this out after you have received your trip placement.
- Online Travel Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this)
*This price reflects the full cost of the trip before financial aid. If you submitted a FAFSA, the cost to you will be calculated on a need-based sliding scale. Simply check the box regarding financial aid on the New Student Trip Reservation Form. Your financial award will be included in the email with your trip placement.
Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge), medical dietary restrictions exempt.