Bend’s splashy river sports scene

BEND, OREGON — It may sound odd to speak of water sports in Oregon’s high desert region. But the Deschutes River flows from the Cascade Mountains to the south through the center of Bend, whose very name pays homage to a significant bend in the river. More than a dozen lakes dot the mountains to the west. And whether you’re seeking a zenlike calm, an adrenaline rush or something in the middle, Bend’s abundant water sports await.

You’ll find stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) enthusiasts paddling these rivers, lakes and streams. Anglers line the riverbanks. Kayaks zip through the reeds. Bend even has surfers, who ride an endless wave in the city’s year-old Whitewater Park, which draws the kayak crowd as well.

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