Whether you're looking to cool off outdoors on a hot summer day or swim laps indoors when it's freezing outside, Sunriver has a way for you to hit the water no matter what time of year. There are aquatic centers (like the SHARC), float trips, and whitewater rafting trips. If you want to strike out on your own, a variety of companies offer water toy rentals. Don't forget to rent a trailer to transport your rented canoe, kayak, or other large watercraft if you don't have your own.
Safety Notice: State law requires personal floatation devices for all watercraft occupants and/or users. Taking bottled water is strongly advised. The Benham Falls East Trailhead is the last takeout point before Benham Falls. All river users must exit at this point prior to the falls.
Important Notice: There is no parking or watercraft launching at the Sunriver Resort Marina (unless you are renting watercraft from the Marina) or at the nearby Sunriver Owners (only) boat ramp. Publicly accessible put-in and take-out locations can be found at "Big River" at river mile 199.2, Harper Bridge (on Spring River Road) at rivermile 191.7, Besson Day Use Area (just off Besson/Spring River Road) at river mile 189.9, and Benham Falls East Trailhead at river mile 182.0. For reference, the Sunriver Resort Marina is located at river mile 188.2.
Offers indoor lap lanes, zero-entry shallow pool, vortex whirlpool, water basketball and volleyball, and tot bubblers as well as outdoor waterslides (tube slide and body slide), lazy river (float), water jungle gym, tot pool & sand area, and lap lanes. Towels are not provided, so be sure to bring one! Center may be crowded during peak summer season.
"SHARC is an all-season center that offers heated indoor aquatics year-round and heated outdoor aquatics during the summer season." —SHARC
Provides swimming/lap pool, wading pool, and hot tub with free WiFi Internet access. Offers unique indoor surfing experience on a Flowrider, "the ultimate surf machine". Sessions are 1-3/4 hours in length.
"We offer a once in a lifetime experience when you ride the Flowrider—the only indoor surfing machine in Oregon." —Sunriver Fitness & Aquatics
Offers up to two-hour guided tours of the Deschutes River or various mountain lakes in the region via canoe or kayak. Naturalist guides explain the flora and fauna that comprise the ecosystem as you explore the fingers, coves, and wetlands along the way. If you wear a swimsuit, some tours allow time for a refreshing dip (be sure to wear eco-friendly sunscreen). Includes professional guide, canoe or kayak, paddles, personal flotation device (PFD) and transportation to and from the water body.
"Even if you’ve paddled the Deschutes River before, with a professional naturalist guide, you’ll see the Deschutes from a completely new perspective." —Wanderlust Tours
Provides guided and unguided river trips on the Deschutes River and the Little Deschutes River. Experienced drivers shuttle the equipment and your party to the river section of your choice. Upon arrival, you will receive river safety and etiquette instruction before embarking on your river adventure. Choose from canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, or rafts for your mode of flotation.
"Our hassle-free river trips are the best way to experience all that Central Oregon has to offer. However you want to have fun on the water, G2G has everything you need to make it a trip to remember." —Good2Go
Offers 1-1/2 hour stand up paddle board tours on the Deschutes River between Dillon and Benham Falls. Tour includes transportation, an expert guide, paddle board, paddle, and life jacket. See old-growth forests, lava rock formations, and native animals along the way. Must be 10 years or older and have had at least one SUP experience prior to your tour.
"We provide expert instruction for paddlers of all abilities, from beginner to expert. We have a wide range of SUP equipment and will help you choose the right setup for your tour." —Sun Country Tours
Offers three-mile self-guided float trip either from the Sunriver Marina to the Benham Falls Canoe Takeout or from the Deschutes upriver put-in to the Sunriver Marina (depending on weather and season). Paddle or float using a raft, canoe, kayak or SUP board. Includes life jackets, paddles, and a shuttle ride back to the marina. Float time is 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours depending on selected watercraft. Reservations recommended. There are no restrooms or takeout points along the river.
"There is no better way to see the beauty of Sunriver than spending the day on the Deschutes River." —Sunriver Resort
Offers a variety of whitewater rafting trips including a short trip near Sunriver, an all-day, classic whitewater run, and a part-day trip on the McKenzie river. Trips include transportation, an expert guide, large inflatable raft, paddles, and life jackets.
"Sun Country Tours is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award-winning company with a sense of adventure and down-to-earth hospitality." —Sun Country Tours
Rents canoes, kayaks (including inflatable), stand up paddle boards, medium and large rafts, floating islands (small and large), and personal flotation devices.
"Good2Go is your family fun headquarters with Central Oregon's largest supply of water sports rental toys—from old school river tubes and stand-up-paddleboards (SUP) to a 20 foot Pontoon Party Barge. Good2Go has what you need to get out on the water in style." —Good2Go
Offers rafts, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards for rent. The marina shop carries supplies including sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and snacks. Reservations recommended to ensure watercraft are available.
"There is no better way to see the beauty of Sunriver, Oregon than spending the day on the Deschutes River. Our experienced staff will help and get you outfitted for your adventure." —Sunriver Resort
Rents stand up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, islands, tubes, and personal watercraft. Delivery to and/or pickup from the unit available for additional nominal fee. All rentals come with safety equipment. Trailers are available for rent (see Towing a Trailer for information on towing a trailer in Oregon). Reservations are strongly recommended.
"Sunriver ToyHouse Toys is your DIY (Do It Yourself) Sunriver/Central Oregon vacation headquarters." —Sunriver ToyHouse
Rents 10-foot to 22-foot flat-bed trailers suitable for transporting canoes, kayaks, rafts, and personal watercraft. Your vehicle must have an appropriate trailer hitch. See Towing a Trailer for information on towing a trailer in Oregon.
"We offer trailer rentals to suit your needs. Central Oregon Rentals prides itself on newer top of the line equipment to keep you moving." —Central Oregon Rentals
Rents 7-foot to 12-foot utility trailers suitable for transporting kayaks, canoes, tubes, or rafts. Your vehicle must have an appropriate trailer hitch. See Towing a Trailer for information on towing a trailer in Oregon.
"Utility trailers are perfect for towing large or oversize cargo. Many utility trailer rentals come equipped with a loading ramp for easy convenience." —U-Haul