With a passion for whitewater adventure, Forward Paddle Rafting Co. is excited to gear up for the upcoming rafting season and guide you down the beautiful Deschutes River in Maupin, Oregon. Whether you have never loaded into a whitewater raft before or have experienced the thrills many times, we work hard to provide the best river adventures possible for people of all ages. Forward Paddle looks forward to sharing the fun and wonder of the river with you this summer!

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Forward Paddle offers multiple exciting trip options for you and your group to enjoy an awesome time together. From action-packed half-day trips to full-day whitewater adventure, we want every rafter to experience the river like they never have before. Whether you are coming to the Deschutes by yourself, with a friend, or with a large family or group, we work hard to plan the perfect trip for you so that you can play hard on the river.

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Committed to unmatched hospitality and service, we are focused on providing not only exciting whitewater adventure on one of Oregon’s favorite rivers but a fun, safe, and meaningful experience with others. From the booking process to safety training to unloading at river’s end, we strive to care for every customer as if we ourselves were the customer. Your river adventure with Forward Paddle is led by engaging and experienced guides who enjoy sharing their love for the river and for people, and you will know that making your trip the most thrilling, comfortable, and memorable it can be is a top priority for our guides.

The gear we provide is top-quality and maintained with safety and comfort in mind so that you can simply enjoy the excitement, and, should you choose our full day trip, the classic American food we cook up is just the right addition to your adventure on the river. Your overall experience with Forward Paddle is one that will leave you wanting to come back again – as many people do. We hope to see you on the river!


It was an awesome time! It was my first time rafting and I went with my 9 year old son who was absolutely terrified. Our guide, Jim, was super patient, kind, and very comforting. A very big thank you for making our rafting trip so great.
Veronica M., San Diego
Had an amazing, epic, awesome rafting trip on the Deschutes River. Excellent instruction provided. Our guide was friendly and personable, and great maps/instructions provided for where to meet. We can’t wait to go back again!
Monica M., Buxton
Had a great day yesterday with our guides Teddy and Jeremiah! What great memories for us and our son home on leave from the Navy. We will be coming back for more. Highly recommended! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Laura L., Portland
These guys were fantastic. Brought a group of 6 rafting and had such a good time. They are very professional and take the time to prep you before every situation so you feel safe. We would not hesitate to raft with this company again!
Kami P., Gresham