• COTA Movie Night: Riding The Tatshenshini

    Posted on in categories Biking , River

    Red Bull and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe presents Riding The Tatshenshini…
    Thursday March 15th, McMenamins Old St. Francis. More Info Here!

    In the summer of 2016, four generations of mountain bikers headed north for the trip of a lifetime. The trip saw them raft the Tatshenshini River through British Columbia, the Yukon and into Alaska in search of some of the most remote and rugged big mountain biking on the planet.

  • Lessons from Lostine River

    Posted on in category River
    March 14 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm More Info Here

    Prior to 2005, Lostine River in northeast Oregon frequently ran dry in late summer, leaving threatened Chinook salmon without passage to critical spawning grounds. Since then, The Freshwater Trust has worked collaboratively with nearly 100 irrigators to restore critical in-stream flows that support this iconic species and the local agricultural economy. Recently, the organization partnered with a local landowner to increase irrigation efficiency on nearly 900 acres of traditionally flood-irrigated land. Rob Kirschner, General Counsel to The Freshwater Trust, will present on the past, present, and future of these cooperative efforts, and offer insights on how conservation groups and irrigators can work together to restore Oregon’s…

  • A Fall River Forum

    Posted on in categories Biking , Fishing , Hiking , River

    Join an open discussion on the future of the Fall River Thursday March 8th from 7pm-9pm at the High Desert Museum.

    Many things are in the works at the Fall River ranging from riparian area improvements to addressing manmade fish barriers to passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging of stocked fish. These and other topics will be part of this roundtable discussion. If you already love the river or are new to the area and want to learn more about it…this is a your chance. More Info HERE!

    Fall River is among the most popular natural attractions in Deschutes County. Long a mecca for fly anglers, it is also becoming increasingly popular for hikers and mountain bikers. This roundtable discussion…

  • Weather Trend Jan 17, 2018

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Fishing , Hiking , River , Running , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Central Oregon has some significant snow on the way in the next week. Backyard Bend weather is a single comprehensive source for all the resources you need in one place to understand the weather conditions before your next outdoor adventure. Check it out!!!

  • Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade

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    Every year Bend’s most ded­i­cated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in bright lights and hol­i­day garb and pad­dle around the Deschutes River for a few hours for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade in the Old Mill Dis­trict. This is one of those events that gets the whole town in the spirit and feels very authen­tic to Bend.

    Pad­dlers should meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe on Fri­day, Decem­ber 15, 2017 from 2-3:30 p.m. to decorate. After the crowd assem­bles, we’ll depart from the dock around 4:00pm behind the shop and pad­dle upstream up to the Flag Bridge.

  • UPDATE: Whitewater Festival and Pickin' & Paddlin' Happening Today

    Posted on in category River
    August 30 Pickin’ & Paddlin’ and Whitewater Festival (Postponed to Sept)

    Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe’s Picking’ & Paddlin’ will feature Julie & the Wayves, Space Heaterz and Doc Ryan Band performing 5pm-930pm. 3-6pm Kayak, Fishing Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Demos!

    Whitewater Festival POSTPONED to September due to weather and smoke conditions currently in Bend. We’ll keep you posted on this event.


  • Summer Meltdown Music Festival...Where the Music Meets the Mountains!

    Posted on in categories Event , Hiking , Music , River , Travel & Adventure

    Backyardbend will be onsite for the most amazing Summer Meltdown Music Festival which is where The Music meets The Mountain August 10-13, 2017! Summer Meltdown is a music, camping, and adventure festival in Darrington, WA – an hour and a half into the Cascade mountains from Seattle and Bellingham.  Our friends at 92/9 FM are giving away free passes!  Tune into 92.9 for details on how to win ONLY from 92/9 FM!

    Summer Meltdown is known for it’s vibrant community that is open to all ages – from the kids zone, to the late night tent, to lounging in the beer garden – this festival offers fantastic experiences for everyone.


    The String Cheese IncidentNahko and…
  • Deschutes River Clean-Up

    Posted on in categories Event , River

    Saturday July 29th, 9am – 1pm in Riverbend Park!

    The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is organizing this event again this year and it’s a great opportunity to come out and help clean up what’s in the water and on the river bank.  This is truly a great way to contribute and give back to the river we all enjoy in so many ways. Come out for a few hours and make a difference right here in our Backyard!  More Info Here!

  • Meadow Camp Kayak Race June 24th

    Posted on in category River

    Ever wanted to watch some top notch kayakers get after the Deschutes? Well you can on Sat. June 24th at the Meadow Camp Kayak Race.

    Participants will run 2.5 miles of class 3 and 4+ rapids. Head up river from the Bill Healy bridge for about a mile for some good viewing. Racers will finish at @theoutsidegames in Riverbend Park where you can join all the other fun that’s happening as part of the Subaru Outside Games.

  • SUP Races At The Subaru Outside Games June 24th

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    The Subaru Outside Games is a collection of what else, “Outside Games” we love to play in Central Oregon. SUP races for all ages and abilities on June 24. Put it on your calendar and come out and play!!!