Best Things to Do on the Water in Bend – Float, Kayak, Canoe, Surf and SUP! 

Best Things to Do on the Water in Bend – Float, Kayak, Canoe, Surf and SUP! 

Best Things to Do on the Water in Bend – Float, Kayak, Canoe, Surf and SUP! 

20 May 2022
Summer Fun - Tubing in the Deschutes River
Summer Fun – Tubing in the Deschutes River

Nothing says summer in Central Oregon like floating down the Deschutes River or dipping a paddle in an alpine lake. If you’re looking for the best things to do in Bend, Oregon during the summer months, we’ve compiled a list of the water activities for a wet and wild Bend vacation!

Booking a stay at Mt Bachelor Resort by Meredith Lodging will put you within easy access to endless water pursuits. Take a look at some of our favorite ways to get out on the water this summer: 


Float the Deschutes River  

Floating the Deschutes is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe makes floating the river easy. Rent tubes for the whole family and reserve a shuttle ride back to your car all in one easy stop.  

Surf’s Up at Bend’s Whitewater Park 

Bend’s Whitewater Park is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Located near the Old Mill District, this unique water park offers a variety of river recreation opportunities including tubing, surfing, and kayaking.  

Try #LakeLife Water Activities with Your Kayak, Canoe, or Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) 

There are acres of refreshing open water with stunning mountain and forest views in the High Cascade Lakes, or on Paulina Lake. Paulina Lake Lodge is right on the water’s edge and rents kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, rowboats, and pedal boats. Sparks Lake is one of the first and most accessible lakes along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway. Enjoy panoramic views of Broken Top, the Three Sisters, and Mt Bachelor as your paddle through crystal clear water.  

Take a Tour of Favorite Watering Holes with Bend’s Wanderlust Tours 

Wanderlust Tours offers a wide variety of expert-led tours to choose from – Cascade canoe and kayak tours, Moonlight & Starlight tours, and Brews & Views. No matter which adventure you choose, we guarantee a memorable time out on the water! 

Ready to hit the water this summer? Meredith Lodging has you covered with a wide selection of rentals to choose from at Mt. Bachelor Village Resort by Meredith Lodging. You can view our complete collection online, or call our Reservations Team at (888) 752-2220. We hope to see you out on the water soon!