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Trip – Trillium Lake

The snow-fed Trillium lake nestled against Mt. Hood perfectly reflects the snow capped mountain above it. Glide across the lake in an inflatable kayak at sunset and experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The campground is well-known for its scenery and abundant recreational opportunities, as well as being a great, family-friendly place to camp. Just an hour drive from Portland, the lake is a popular destination for alpine recreation. It sits at an elevation of 3,600 feet, and is nestled in a shady, mixed conifer forest that provides privacy between campsites. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on 63-acre Trillium Lake. A small boat ramp is available within the campground and a larger ramp is available in the nearby day-use area. An accessible fishing pier is also available. Anglers cast for a variety of trout. The 2-mile Trillium Shoreline…

Cancellation Policy

We hope that cancellations don’t happen, but we understand that things arise that are beyond your control. For this reason, our cancellation policy is not as strict as other operations and we’ve tried to be as lenient as possible. However, over the years, last-second cancellations have become more common and have required us to enforce a policy for these occasions. We ask that you inform us via phone call or text as soon as you know that you’ll need to cancel. Cancellations made via email will not be accepted. This policy is effective on all of our kayaks, rafts, paddleboards, float tubes, and cargo boxes. Please review our cancellation policy below and let us know if you have any questions. Oregon River Rentals Cancellation Policy – Effective 2018 By cancelling your reservation with less than 24 hours’ notice, the renter…

Reservation Confirmation

Thank you for your reservation with Oregon River Rentals. Look for a confirmation email shortly to discuss details on pick up time. If you don’t see an email within 24 hours, please contact us at 503-898-0138  

River Levels

It’s often difficult to find a single resource to find out the current river levels and if they are suitable to run. Well, we have you covered. Our good friend Mike Walkenshaw has put together a nice site to provide this valuable and convenient information in one place. Check it out by clicking here or…

Gear for Sale

Occasionally we have gear that we are ready to let go of. All the gear for sale listed below is used. We’ve included as much detail on the condition of the gear as possible. Items are usually ready to be sold at the end of the summer kayaking season in late September but sometimes we’ll list it before then. This page is updated regularly so if it’s on this page then we still have it. Give us a call for more details and to schedule a time to check out anything we have for sale. We are also a distributor for Advanced Elements so check out www.advancedelements.com to see their line of kayak gear. Give us a call or shoot us an email for pricing. Oregon River Rentals is also proud to be an official retailer of Sea Eagle. To…

Choosing an Inflatable Kayak – Things To Consider

The following article was provided by airkayaks.com and used with permission. When you’re ready to purchase an inflatable kayak, be sure to check them out before you buy. Gone are the days when inflatable kayaks were simply pooled toys. With recent dramatic increases in technology, today’s inflatables have evolved into everything from family recreational fun…

Help Me Choose A Boat – Rental Guide

At Oregon River Rentals we do our best to accommodate the variety of different places our customers want to use our boats. This is why we have so many to choose from and we understand that it may be confusing to know which boat would be best for you. We’ve put together this simple guide to help you make your decision. If you have more questions on which boat would be best for you please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Boat Body of water Features Aire Tomcat Solo or Tandem -Whitewater class IV Self-bailing floor quickly drains water Includes thigh straps & helmet if needed Highly durable material and construction Very stable Sea Eagle Explorer Solo or Tandem -Whitewater class II -Flatwater Lakes Lightweight and very manueverable Carry handles for easy transport Removable skeg for great tracking Can be run solo or…

Trip – North Santiam River

The North Santiam River is considered one of the best late summer and fall kayaking and whitewater rafting runs in the state of Oregon. With plenty of exciting Class III rapids, lush riverside scenery, and a relaxing atmosphere, this is river a popular trip for those who live in nearby Salem or Portland. This river…

Trip – Grande Ronde River

The Grande Ronde River is a tributary of the Snake River, which runs for 185 miles in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. It begins in the Blue Mountains near Anthony Lakes in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and then flows through the agricultural Grande Ronde Valley, and finally through a number of scenic canyons in its…

Trip – Klickitat River

Every spring in southern Washington, Mt. Adams & the Goat Rock Wilderness begins to drain themselves from a long winter of rain & snow. With this runoff brews, one of the most action packed runs in the northwest! This remote and secluded canyon passes through some of the most picturesque scenery around. It cuts its…

Trip – Vancouver Lake

Because of its size and location Vancouver Lake offers paddlers a convenient and expansive water for sport and recreation. Although heavily used, the lake is large enough to allow paddlers to experience a sense of tranquility and isolation. We recommend either the Airhead Montana Solo or Tandem inflatable kayak although the Tomcats do equally well. And if you just want to float out on the water, check out the River Rambler Float Tube.

Trip – Deschutes – Warm Springs to Harpham Flats

Difficulty: Class II , Class III , Class IV (only 2) Gradient: 11 ft/mi Run Length: 41 miles Good Level: 2,000 – 8,000 cfs Put In: From the town of Madras take US Highway 26 northwest for about 12 miles to the US 26 bridge and put in on the right bank. If driving from Portland take US 26 southeast to the bridge. Take Out: From the town of Maupin take Bakeoven Road southwest for about 4 miles use the access point on the right bank at Harpham Flats. The Lower Deschutes run from Rainbow Launch in Warm Springs to Harpham Flats is 41 miles of beautiful canyon and fun class II & IV whitewater. Summer is the best time for this trip because of the nice weather and good fishing. Three days and two nights is the perfect amount…

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