Deschutes River camps & food
Multi-day camping float trips with River Runner Outfitters are the ideal way to experience the best of the Lower Deschutes River. Our idea of camping might be a little different than what many people are accustomed to.
The main gathering and dining area in our camp is a BRAVO steel framed canvas wall tent. When the weather is chilly we use heaters to make it warm and toasty inside. While the weather is generally pleasant, the wall tent shelters you from any wind, rain, and cold and provides a great place to eat and socialize. Inside the wall tent is a large banquet table with real plates, silverware, and wine glasses. The dining table is sturdy, so the wine won't spill when someone cuts their steak. A handwashing station with warm water and foaming soap is set up near the wall tent to ensure sanitation.
Your dry bags will be sitting in order near your tents, already set up for you. Anglers sleep two per tent on heavily padded cots. Each tent is at least six feet tall, has interior lighting, and a removable rainfly to enjoy the stars.
Appetizers are ready moments after you arrive at camp. While you are fishing during the day, our chef is busy preparing the evening's meal. A cast iron bbq grill and skillets are used to obtain caramelization and maximum flavor. Dinners are three course, including fresh salads, main entrees, and dessert.
Our seasonal rotating menu may include tender cuts of USDA choice steak, topped with Gorgonzola walnut butter or garlic basil balsamic sauce... wild spring Chinook salmon with a soy maple glaze... house smoked baby back ribs... house fettuccini with whole chicken and white wine, butter, garlic reduction sauce... parmesan crusted halibut crowned with a lemon caper sauce... fresh items are added to our menu each year.
After dinner, dessert is served and after dinner beverages are enjoyed in the wall tent. When fire restrictions allow, sitting around a campfire is the perfect ending to the day.
Freshly roasted coffee, fruit, granola, yogurt, and home made breads and pastries are ready first thing in the morning for early risers. A hot breakfast is served when all guests are up and may include stuffed French toast, skillet style eggs with sausage or bacon, our Deschutes scramble, or hot cakes.
During steelhead trips, the early riser breakfast is served at camp and coffee, hot breakfast burritos or sausage and egg sandwiches are taken in the boats to go.
Eating great and being comfortable are huge priorities at River Runner Outfitters. Special requests are welcomed and encouraged.