Deschutes steelhead camping trip rates & information
Our rate for a four day, three night Deschutes River steelhead trip is $1600 per angler. A minimum of four anglers is required. This includes transport, any tackle required, all meals and camping equipment, and flies, but does not include your fishing license, BLM boater pass, waders, or sleeping bag. Sleeping bag rentals are available. Three day and five day float trips are also available.
You may conveniently purchase your daily angling combination tag (fishing license and steelhead tag) online at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Deschutes Boater Passes may be purchased online at Lower Deschutes Managing Agencies. We are happy to purchase boater passes on your behalf and the fee will be added to your balance.
Reservations are secured by a $100 per angler/day deposit - we accept all major credit cards.
Our cancellation policy: If your reservation is cancelled within 90 days of arrival there will be a charge of 25% of the total guiding rate - within 45 days there will be a charge of 100%. River Runner Outfitters is a small business and cancellations affect us greatly. We will endeavour to find a replacement angler for your reserved space and if successful we will refund your deposit. We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to protect against unexpected changes to your travel plans.
We are located in Maupin, Oregon, in the Lower Deschutes River canyon, about 90 miles north of Bend, and 100 miles Southeast of Portland.
Anglers typically fly into Portland (PDX) and drive to Maupin. We are happy to assist you with rental car arrangements from PDX, or shuttle services through Blue Star Transportation Group. Alternatively, there is a small airport in Redmond, Oregon.
We will gladly help you arrange pre and post trip accommodations to suit your preference and budget, from lodge to camping. There are several local options. Let us know what you have in mind and we will direct you to other websites, or make arrangements on your behalf.
We will meet the morning of your trip at the Mack's Canyon Boat Launch just before sunrise. You will be provided with large dry bags the evening prior, for you to pack your clothing and sleeping bag. Your vehicle will be shuttled to the take out near Maupin, Oregon. Each day you will be fishing just before sunrise and arrive at camp between 5 and 7:00 pm to fish camp water. You will arrive at the take out around 2:00 pm the last day of your trip.
what to bring
You will be responsible for your fishing license, boater pass, clothing, sleeping bag, and waders. It is recommended that you bring flies and fishing tackle, but not required. A complete packing list and detailed itinerary will be emailed to you upon securing your reservation.