Bend To Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run)

As the river leaves the North part of Bend, much of the water gets diverted above in the many spillways and canals.  This leaves a smaller feeling river for the next few miles that make up the Riverhouse Run.  Because the flows are typically smaller here, watch for wood and other hazards in this area.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 1,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 14076500, the Deschutes River Near Culver Remember only watercraft are permitted at Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Intro Rapids
Class III to III+
Wright Stuff Rapid
Class IV
Flumes of Doom Rapid
Class IV to IV+
T-Rex Rapid
Class III+ to IV
The Ogre Rapid
Class IV
Final Rapid
Class II+ to III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,290 cfs 2.0 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
892 cfs 3.2 ft
Shitike Cr
USGS 14092750
85 cfs 1.3 ft
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
139 cfs 2.0 ft
Shitike Creek Near Warm Springs
USGS 14093000
107 cfs 4.5 ft
Warm Springs River Near Kahneeta Hot Springs
USGS 14097100
367 cfs 1.5 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
3,930 cfs 2.8 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,340 cfs 1.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Hogg Pass
42" -1"
Chemult Alternate
21" 0"
Silver Creek
23" 0"
Three Creeks Meadow
32" 1"
59" -1"
Peavine Ridge
34" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Tumalo State Park None 3,235 ft
Swamp Wells - Horse Camp 5 5,420 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park 892.0cfs 15.0 Mi III- to III+
Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) 892.0cfs 5.0 Mi IV to IV+
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 892.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 892.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 892.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.) 892.0cfs 15.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Benham Falls to Dillon Falls 892.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V+