Maupin: A Paddle Board Adventure
Paul Clark SUPPAUL in Maupin on a paddle board adventure.
Maupin is a gateway to the Lower Deschutes river. Whitewater rafting and fly-fishing enthusiasts have known about the area for generations. River paddle boarders are only now discovering the potential. With an infrastructure that allows for access, shuttles, food and lodging, it doesn't take much to get there. And once there, paddlers will have miles of swift flatwater to build fundamentals, and challenging rapids to improve whitewater SUP skills.
Rapids like Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs are right along the road making scouting and hiking easy, either to portage around or session over and over.
Where else can you find a river with consistent levels throughout the year to paddle, close proximity to major urban areas without compromising a rural character, and has facilities open all year?
Time and miles are critical to be a better river paddle boarder. Maupin provides that opportunity.