Things to Do in the Water This Summer in Sunriver – Float, Splash, Swim, and Play the Day Away! 

Things to Do in the Water This Summer in Sunriver – Float, Splash, Swim, and Play the Day Away! 

Things to Do in the Water This Summer in Sunriver – Float, Splash, Swim, and Play the Day Away! 

20 May 2022
Things to do in the water this summer in sunriver

Sunriver is one of Oregon’s most popular destinations. It is easy to see why with 300 days of sunshine per year, stunning high desert scenery, great restaurants and shopping, and endless outdoor activities the whole family can enjoy. 

Come experience the magic of Sunriver this summer with us. We have an impressive collection of homes to suit every size of group and budget. The whole family will enjoy sunshine-filled days spent exploring and playing, and cozy evenings spent back at your Meredith Lodging vacation rental. Book a home with a hot tub, so you can relax and soak under a blanket of stars! 


Ready to plan an unforgettable family summer vacation? Check out our list of things to do in the water this summer in Sunriver: 

1 ) Float Down the Deschutes River 

Floating through the iconic Old Mill District to historic Drake Park is a must-do summer activity for visitors and locals alike. To join in the fun, you can rent a tube and grab a ride on the shuttle at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Park and Float Location at 1000 SW Bradbury Way.  

2) Hit the Rapids – Big Eddy Thriller Rafting Trip 

Make some memories on this 3-mile white water rafting trip down the beautiful Deschutes River. The friendly and knowledgeable crew at Sun Country Tours will expertly guide you through Class III rapids. We guarantee the whole family (young kiddos don’t have to paddle and can just simply enjoy the ride) will have a splashing good time! 

3) Mountain Beach Play at Sunriver’s Lakes 

The Sunriver area is home to many pristine lakes with beach access. Spend the day playing away in the sand, swimming, floating on a tube, or paddling around in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. There are a lot of lakes to choose from, but two of our favorites are Elk Lake and Twin Lake. You can rent gear at Big Dog Rec or Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.  

4) Take the Plunge at Paulina Plunge 

The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt. Bike Tour is a wet and wild excursion the whole family can enjoy. This adventure tour has a little of everything: a six-mile ride down a smooth forest trail on a fat tire mountain bike, nature hikes, waterfall viewing, and of course, the iconic Paulina Plunge.  

5) Play the Day Away at SHARC Aquatic Center 

As the summer temperatures rise, head to Sunriver’s beloved aquatic center, where you can enjoy swimming, floating down a lazy river, water slides and tubes, and a water jungle gym. Please contact SHARC directly to confirm operating days and times.  

Ready to plan a summer to remember in Sunriver? Meredith Lodging has you covered with an impressive selection of rentals to choose from. You can view our complete collection of Sunriver vacation rentals, or call our Reservations Team at (877) 778-9055. We hope to see you out on the water soon!