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 a stunning backdrop for our guided kayak tour. Paddle with our interpretive staff and learn about local geology, area history and the plants and animals of the High Desert. Allow up to 3 hours for the tour, including pre-launch gear setup and post-launch check in. Bring your own snacks, drinking water, hat, footwear that can get wet, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera. Kayaks, paddles and PFDs provided. You may use your own personal flotation device if you prefer, as long as it’s a Coast Guard approved type 3 or type 2 personal flotation device.
This park requires a day-use parking permit, which may be purchased at the park for $5. You also may purchase a 12-month or 24-month parking permit from the online Park Store.
Need to cancel?: You may cancel your event registration online BEFORE 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the event and be issued a full refund. No refunds are issued for registrations canceled AFTER 12 p.m. the day before the event and for no-shows. If the park cancels an event, we will send you an email and issue a full refund.