Kayaking in Eugene

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The McKenzie River flows past some of Oregon's most awe-inspiring natural scenery?douglas fir?blanketed mountainsides, bald eagles diving to catch trout, and gargantuan boulders splitting the current into Class II and III rapids. Guides like Captain "Wild Matty" equip outdoorsmen with fly or spinning rigs and guide vistors on fishing trips on the McKenzie River, Siuslaw River, and Lake Creek to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout, spring- and fall-run chinook, and steelhead. The guides can also arrange lunch options for every outing, such as deli-style sandwiches, Wild West barbecue, or hot dogs on a hook.

54705 McKenzie Hwy
Rainbow,
OR
US

Dream Catcher Outdoor Recreational Rentals’ staff spurs off-road exploration and wilderness adventures with its fleet of quality used equipment and vehicles. They keep each ATV, RV, canoe, and kayak in excellent working order and fully stock trailers with cooking supplies so adventurers need only bring their own food, clothes, sleeping bags, and Wookiee calls. Dream Catcher’s off-road vehicles are perfect for exploring nearby beautiful nature spots, such as the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Coburg Hills, and Shotgun Creek.

6437 Thurston Rd.
Springfield,
Oregon
US

N8TV Adventures offers four ways to glimpse ospreys, bald eagles, and deer in their natural habitat along the Deschutes River. Three of these methods involve boats: kayaks, whitewater rafts, and fishing boats, to be exact. The last mode of transportation puts adventurers up close to the water: river boarding, a sport that hails from Europe. River boards resemble surfboards that have been chopped in half. Riders hold the handles of the foam board and ride the river rapids much like they would atop a raft. N8TV Adventures' courteous guides, who are all trained in first aid and CPR, chaperone each trip, providing transportation from N8TV headquarters as well as optional snacks, should clients request them.

2197 Hwy 26
Warm Springs,
OR
US