Tube rentals, snacks, changing rooms and more offered next to The Pavilion in 2019

Floating the Deschutes is about to get a lot more convenient.

Starting Saturday, June 16, Bend floaters will be able to rent a tube, grab sunscreen and load up on snacks all at the Bend Park & Float station next to The Pavilion on Simpson and Bradbury Dr. There’s tons of parking and changing rooms at Bend Park & Float and you’ll be able to hop on the Ride the River shuttle from Drake Park back to your car for just $4.

Here’s the rundown for the new Bend Park & Float station this summer:

  • Bend Park & Float station runs from June 16 – Sept. 3
  • Tube rentals cost $16 for 2 hours
  • Changing rooms and restrooms
  • Large parking area
  • Shaved ice, ice cream, and other snacks
  • Everything else needed for fun on the river: hats, sunscreen, cell phone cases, river sandals, and more!
  • Conveniently located Ride the River shuttle route, which operates from June 16 – Sept. 3

Don’t forget to prep for your float by reading these safety guidelines.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Bend store, located across the Colorado Street foot bridge, is also the largest paddle outfitter in Central Oregon. They sell affordable dry bags, water-resistant phone cases to stash belongings and a multitude of other paddle gear!

How to float the Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon