Tours/Events

Sign up for a free Bat Chat with a trained naturalist to experience the bats of Tryon Creek. Join an interactive presentation about our local bat species and the amazing adaptations that allow them to survive and then walk to a spot to view bats. There, we will watch bats and listen to echolocating bats with the Bat Detector.

Contact Deb Hill, Park Ranger at (503) 636-9886 x 225 or Deborah.hill@oregon.gov…

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Sign up for a free night hike led by a trained naturalist to experience the bats of Wapato State Greenway on Sauvie Island. We will talk about our local bat species and the amazing adaptations that allow them to survive while we walk through the park, ending at the viewing platform. Once at the platform, we will watch bats and listen to echolocating bats with the Bat Detector. Parents must accompany children on all hikes…

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Beaver Creek Kayak Tours

Tour Length:   4 hours total, with an estimated 2.5 hrs. of paddling. The hours listed include check-in, instruction, and check out. Instructions review skills and technique, safety orientation, and kayaking on the calm water of Beaver Creek. There are 10 kayaks available for this outing, seven singles and three tandems. We provide recreational kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Participants may not use their own kayaks, paddles, or…

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Spring Creek Kayak Tours

Tour Length:   3 hours total, with an estimated 2.5 hrs of paddling.  Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tour.  The hours listed include check-in, instruction, and check-out. Guides provide basic kayak skill and technique instruction, safety orientation, and kayaking on Spring Creek. Six (6) single kayaks & two (2) tandem kayaks are available per tour. Recreational kayaks, paddles and life jackets are…

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Tour length: appx. 2 hours; up to 3 hours. The hours listed include check-in, instruction, and check out.

Minimum age:  Children 6-11 may ride with an adult in a tandem kayak, 12- 17 may ride in a single/all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location:  Upper Deschutes Day-Use at the boat launch

Description: The 800-foot basalt cliffs rimming the Deschutes River arm of Lake Billy Chinook create…

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AUG 2-4: La Pine State Park is the location for a family-friendly, guided weekend outing for beginning campers of all ages. We bring the camping gear so you don’t have to!  Our experienced volunteers provide hands-on clinics to share a variety of camping skills, from setting up your tent and camp kitchen to cooking over a campfire and using a Dutch oven. Together, we’ll venture out on…

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AUG 9 -11: Join us at Milo McIver State Park for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go…

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AUG 16-18: Join us at Willamette Mission State Park for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go…

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