Whatever your age, experience, or adventure level, we have the perfect trip for you on one of Oregon’s favorite rivers.


The perfect river adventure for all ages and skill levels.

The half-day trip is a three hour excursion filled with some of the most exciting rapids on the Deschutes River – the perfect river adventure for all ages. Your trip begins with a quick bus ride to the launch point a few miles up-river from Maupin where you will unload and be given in-depth safety orientation by one of our experienced guides.

From the launch site, you will be introduced to your guide who will get you on the river and forward paddling straight into the best rapids on the first half of the trip: Wapinitia, Sneaker, and the famous Boxcar! After a calm stretch of water in which you can relax in the boat or jump in for a quick and safe swim, the second half of the trip continues with the most thrilling rapid of the day, Oak Springs. The whitewater continues as you paddle through exciting rapids Upper Elevator, Swimmer’s Rapid, and Lower Elevator. Your adventure concludes with takeout at Sandy Beach and another short shuttle ride back to your starting point in Maupin.

High-quality photos are taken at Boxcar and Oak Springs Rapids so that you will always remember your Forward Paddle river adventure. Don’t have time for a full day on the river? This is the trip for you! We offer two half-day trips each day – check-ins at 8:30 and 1:00.

Pricing Includes Gov’t Fees – Nothing More!


$60Total Fees

CHILD (12/under)

$50Total Fees

Interested in a multi-day trip or group pricing? We can help create the perfect adventure! Please send us an email or give us a call (541-993-5786) to discuss.


Our most popular rafting experience for the whole family.

The Forward Paddle full-day trip is our finest and most popular river adventure, the top choice for groups and families seeking a day of whitewater fun together. The complete experience is a five-hour adventure from start to finish and includes lunch provided by Forward Paddle. People often choose the full day adventure because it offers the most complete experience on the river.

In addition to the major rapids that participants on the half day trip paddle through – Wapinitia, Sneaker, Boxcar, Surf City, Oak Springs, Upper Elevator, Swimmer’s, and Lower Elevator – the full-day trip includes several additional river experiences. You will soak up the water at Jumping Rock, surf the waves at Boxcar, take a short hike to the natural waterslide of White River, and enjoy the thrill of Swimmer’s Rapid. In the middle of it all, you will relax in the sun and fill up on a delicious lunch that keeps you taking in all the action the rest of the day.

This is a complete whitewater adventure! Whether you are an individual, couple, family, or work group, the full-day trip is ideal for those looking to take in all that the river has to offer. Let us know how we can customize your trip to make it the best river experience it can be*.

Pricing Includes Gov’t Fees – Nothing More!


$90Total Fees

CHILD (12/under)

$80Total Fees

*Full-Day Trips require a minimum of six rafters. If your trip does not reach the minimum, your booking may be re-scheduled for another day. Please contact us if you have any questions.


We offer a variety of multi-day trips, catered to meet just the experience you’re looking for! Whether it’s three days and two nights or five days and four nights or something else, multi-day trips with Forward Paddle are the perfect Oregon adventure. Multiple launch and takeout spots create a variety of options for your trip, and we offer even more variety when it comes to the grub you enjoy while camping. Steak? We can do it. Vegetarian or vegan? We can do that too.

Call us today to talk about booking your exciting multi-day experience!

(541) 993-5786

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