602 Deschutes Ave.
Maupin OR, 97037


8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
7 Days a Week
May-Sept

 

From Portland:

  • Merge onto I-84 E toward The Dalles.
  • Take the US-197 exit, EXIT 87, toward Dufur/Bend.
  • Turn right onto US-197 South.
  • After 1/4 mile at stop sign follow Us-197 South to the left. 
  • Head 38 miles to Maupin on Us-197 south.
  • Once you arrive into town (you will see sidewalks), we are the first business on your left.

From Bend:

  • Merge onto US-97 N toward Redmond.
  • After 42 miles turn right onto US-97 N
  • After 25 miles stay straight to go onto US-197 N. to Maupin. Continue to follow US-197 N.
  • After 22 miles, you will cross the Deschutes River. Come up the hill, at the far end of town (you will see sidewalks) we will be on your right.

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about us

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Our Story

Starting with just a few rafts in 1981, Deschutes River Adventures began renting out boats for day trips along the whitewater stretch of the Lower Deschutes River in beautiful Maupin, Oregon. Whitewater rafting was an exciting new sport and DRA was the pioneer rafting company to get in on the action. The outfit saw success and soon expanded with more rafts and multi-day rentals so folks could raft and camp along 100 miles of the Wild and Scenic river. Guided trips came a few years later and DRA quickly mastered the logistics and hospitality of guided day and overnight river trips.

With quality gear, knowledgeable guides, and decades of experience, Deschutes River Adventures offers excellent river trips. Whether it be hands off, do-it-yourself rental rafts or a fully pampered guide service with delicious steak dinners along the river bank, DRA has the gear and trip that you're looking for.

We are professional, passionate and excited to provide life-long memories for your family!

 


meet our team

 

Andy & Kate

Kate and Andy have been rafting around the Pacific Northwest all their lives. They met while working as guides on the Deschutes in 2010 and got married on it 5 years later. When not in Maupin, you can find them skiing Mt. Hood, rafting rivers all over the PNW, enjoying a tasty Oregon beer, and roadtripping with their pups to their next adventure. 

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Lacey

Lacey is the best border collie ever! She likes to raft, chase sticks, hike, chase balls, ski, chase pinecones and greet you when you arrive here at the shop. Lacey knows her way around Maupin pretty well. When she's hungry, she takes herself to the gas station for a treat. 

Wylie

Wylie is the newest member of our rafting family. After chewing on balls, sticks or feet he likes to bark at objects that are not even there.  When Lacey is not mentoring him on the ins and outs of rafting you can find him napping in the office under a desk.

logistical masters

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Patrick Stough aka: Patmandu, Hippie Pat, Mongo, The Savage, Animal

Place of origin: A universe far far away. No wait, Fort Wayne, Indiana (same thing)
Favorite food: Bacon cheese burger
Favorite Deschutes river rapid: Colorado Rapid before Washout Rapid was formed now Washout in a inflatable kayak.
Things to do when not rafting: Building, fixing, helping the kids and the tribe I live in.
Go to joke or saying: The river goddess will steal your arrogance first. Then your hat, shades, shoes and shorts in that order.

 

Shelly Iverson aka the voice of DRA

Place of origin: Maupin

Favorite food: BBQ rib eye

Favorite Deschutes River rapid: Wash out

Things to do when not rafting: ?????????

Go to Joke or Saying: Same s#!^ different day

 

guides

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Joey Bruce

Place of origin: Oakridge, Oregon
Favorite food:  Mom's chicken enchiladas
Favorite Deschutes river rapid: Buckskin Mary @ 10,000 cfs
Things I like to do when not rafting: Fishing and tieing flies, trying for the unicorn of the river "steelhead"
Go to Joke or saying: If I felt any better I would be dangerous 

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Lauren Corsello

Place of origin: Smellaware (Delaware)
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite Deschutes river rapid: BOXCAR RAPID!!!!
Things I like to do when not rafting: Snowboarding, cartoons, and planning next river adventure!
Go to joke or saying: Hell ya, lets do it!

 

Scotty Allen

Place of origin: Bend, Oregon
Favorite food: Ruben sandwich
Favorite Deschutes River rapid: Lower Elevator
Things I like to do when not rafting: Hiking, Mountainering and Spelunking
Go to joke or saying: Don't do anything I wouldn't do, but if you do name it after me.

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Johnny Clark

Place of origin: Mount Shasta, California
Favorite food: Dragon fruit
Favorite Deschutes river rapid: Oak Springs
Things I like to do when not on the river: Im never not on the river
Go to joke or saying: I say that all the time....I said that once.

Meghan Connolly

Place of origin: Billings, Montana
Favorite food Chocolate bannana milkshakes
Favorite Deschutes River Rapid: All of them!
Things I like to do when not on the river: I like to backpack, travel, and pretend I'm cooler than I am.
Go to joke or saying: How do you get Pikachu on a bus? You Pokemon.

 
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Alex Crull

Place of origin: Wisconsin
Favorite food: Anne's White Chedder Mac & Cheese
Favorite Deschutes River rapid: Oaks
Things I like to do when not on the river: Fly fishing, Photography, Backpacking
Go to joke or saying:What did the fish say when he hit the wall?   DAM!

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Cassey Jo Parker

Place of origin: Home grown Oregonian currently living in beautifull Maupin.
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite Deschutes River rapid: Buckskin Mary
Things I like to do when not on the river: I like to chill at a little place called skinny beach, trips on the mountain and just enjoying my pup and good company.

Looking for more good folks

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Want a job?

We are currently hiring for guides, photographers, and drivers for the upcoming 2018 summer season.

Work for a company that found the secret to making work fun. We raft all day at work and then we raft all night after we get off work. Click either image below to get in contact with us.