Plan your rental trip
Forms and Passes
Boater Pass- Each person will need a Deschutes River boater pass per day. It's best to get your permits as early as possible as most overnight sections on the Deschutes are limited entry. Click below to visit the new Government boater pass site.
Release Forms-Each person will have to sign a release form before we go rafting. Fill one out in our shop or print this form and bring it signed to speed up the check-in process. Parent or Guardian will need to sign for anyone under 18.
We Haul - We can deliver the raft and gear to the put-in and pick it up at the takeout. You'll have to shuttle your car yourself or have a shuttle company do it and come meet us at the put-in for your boat and gear. Delivery charges do apply.
You Haul - You can pick up your rafts here at our shop. You will need to shuttle your rigs and bring the boat back at the end of your trip.
Bus Ride - We can haul you and your gear to the put-in and pick you up at the takeout in one of our vans or buses. Flat rate or per person charges apply. Check for availability.
Rental Trip Gear To Bring
Day Gear To Bring- River sandals or tennis shoes works best. Shorts and a shirt that are comfortable when wet or a swimsuit. Sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and long sleeves are good for hotter days and a dry change of clothes is nice for after the trip. All of our rentals come with an 80-qt cooler for drinks and snacks while on the river!
Overnight Gear To Bring-
- Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, tent, flashlight
- Fishing gear, cards, dice, book, Bocce balls, horse shoes, binoculars, camera
- Chair, cot, tarp/wing/pop-up, rope
Kitchen Equipment To Bring -
- Stove, table, pots, pans, food, spices, water, utensils, knife, plates, coffee maker
- Garbage bags, paper towels, Ziplock bags/Tupperware, sponge, bio-degradable soap, strainer
Where To Stay
BLM Camping - Primitive camping on BLM land is available up river and down river from Maupin. These are first come first serve sites and can fill up quickly on summer weekends. For overnight groups there is camping at the Trout Creek boat launch and at Mecca Flats near the Warm Springs boat launch. For lower river trips Twin Springs Campground is a few miles down river from the Buck Hollow boat launch.
Camping in Maupin - The City Park takes reservations for RV's and tent camping and is located right along the river in town. The Oasis has a campground in town and some cabins for rent. Both fill up quickly on summer weekends so call ahead.
Hotels and Motels - In Maupin, the River Run Lodge, Deschutes Motel, and Imperial are all good options for a nice room for the night. For people wanting a hotel near Warm Springs or Trout Creek the town of Madras or Kah-Nee-Ta resort are the two closest places to stay to the upper river boat launches.