Outdoor Recreation

Whether you like to fish, raft, cycle, or hunt, Maupin has it all.

Each year, thousands of people come to the lower Deschutes River (not all at the same time, thankfully) seeking adventure, beautiful scenery, and the rejuvenating peace of being away from the daily bustle. The Deschutes is most famous for a few particular types of recreation.
Rafting in Maupin, Oregon

Rafting, Kayaking, & Paddleboarding​

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, and paddleboarding are all popular on the Deschutes River. People of all skill levels come to enjoy the excitement of the rapids and the scenery of the canyon in between runs. The river is accessible by road, with multiple put-in and take-out sites to suit every experience level.
Fishing in Maupin, Oregon


The Lower Deschutes River is world famous for fishing, particularly fly fishing for the Deschutes Redside trout and summer run steelhead. May brings warmer weather and the famous stonefly hatch, which draws anglers throwing big bugs to hungry trout. Throughout the summer and into late fall, trout fishing remains popular and anglers begin fishing for steelhead, the elusive chrome anadromous fish that brings people to the river from around the world. The Deschutes is open for fly fishing and gear fishing, but it’s always best to check the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife fishing regulations before making the trip.
Cycling in Maupin, Oregon


The area also has superb opportunities for cycling year-round. The sport has been growing in the area with the addition of the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway. The 33-mile ride takes cyclists on a journey along the Wild & Scenic Deschutes to Sherar’s Falls, past the awe-inspiring White River Falls State Park, through lush farmland, and on top of the flats that show off expansive views of the region, including Mt. Hood. The route is marked as moderate and provides cyclists with a unique ride through Oregon’s pristine River Canyon Country. For the ultra-cyclists, Maupin is only 45 miles to Mt. Hood National Forest. Dirty Free Hub also has mapped several dirt and gravel routes in the Maupin area.

Hunting in Maupin, Oregon


Thousands of acres of forests and high desert land surround the Maupin area. Home to a variety of wildlife, the region has been a popular hunting destination in Oregon for decades. Upland bird hunting and big game hunting are also popular recreation activities in the area. Check with Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife hunting regulations before making your trip.

To find out more about these and other recreational opportunities please visit the Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce website.