Lower Deschutes River Camp Trips
Targets: Trout- year round. Salmon and steelhead- July through December.
Cost: $550 per angler, per day, minimum 2 anglers
Duration: 2-4 days
There’s good float trips and great float trips….and we’re proud to offer great float trips on the Lower Deschutes River. With over 20 years of guiding and outfitting experience- primarily here on the Deschutes- you can relax knowing that our camp program is dialed-in. We only employ the most experienced guides that know where to fish and how to get you there safely. And you don’t have to be an expert angler (or camper) to have fun on this trip! Anglers of all ages will enjoy remote canyon scenery that few rivers can provide.
Once we drop in below Trout Creek or Mack’s Canyon, much of the crowds that flock to the shorter day stretches are left behind. At the end of each day, we arrive in a camp that has already been set-up because we employ an extra guide to row camp downstream each morning and establish camp for that night. Each tent is set-up with a pair of padded cots. The dining area is set and appetizers are on the table. The hand wash station is ready with soap and warm water and a restroom is made available when we aren’t camped near an outhouse. Our tasty dining menu is thoughtfully curated and locally sourced. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions. We don’t combine groups or individuals. This trip is tailored for friends, family and corporate team building/customer relations.
Honestly, this would be a great trip even if we weren’t fishing. That said, the quality of fishing in the remote stretches of the Lower Deschutes River Canyon offers the discerning angler with less-pressured water, hard-fighting fish, wild scenery and an immersive river canyon experience that few people will ever get to see. Get the kids off their tablets. Put your phone on ‘airplane mode,’ it’s just a camera now. No cell service? No problems.
Please understand: There is no fishing from a boat on the Lower Deschutes River, per state regulations- we exit the drift boat at each spot and wade fish. In most cases, angler to guide ratio is 2:1. Guides will come prepared with necessary tackle if members of your group do not have proper equipment, although we encourage you to bring your own outfits.
Not included in cost of trip: Shuttle fee, fishing license(s), BLM Boaters Pass, wading equipment, sleeping bag
Lower Deschutes River Trips Require a Boater Pass
Once your date is confirmed and deposit taken for a Lower Deschutes trip, you must secure your BLM boater pass. Failure to secure your boater pass will result in a non-refundable cancellation.
Booking Your Trip
If you’re interested in booking a trip or a class with us, please call or email to inquire about availability.
Once your date is confirmed, a 50% deposit is due immediately to hold your date. IMPORTANT: If you are booking a Lower Deschutes Trip, secure your BLM boater pass at this time. Failure to secure your boater pass will result in a non-refundable cancellation.
Trip balance is due 2 weeks prior to your trip date. Payments may be made by check, cash or card. Card payments will be charged an additional 3%.