visually impaired kayaker with tandem kayaker guide

NEW PROGRAMMING LOCATIONS THIS SUMMER!  KAYAK OR PADDLEBOARD WITH OAS IN ONE OF THE CASCADE LAKES OR THE WILD & SCENIC DESCHUTES RIVER!

OAS offers adaptive paddling lessons and tours for all abilities.  Experiences are catered to meet the individual’s needs and goals.  Adaptive paddling experiences are available to participants ages 7 and up.  OAS has trained staff and volunteer paddling guides as well as cutting edge adaptive equipment to accommodate a wide range of abilities.


EQUIPMENT:

OAS has tandem and solo kayaks, one stand up paddle board and two “straddleboards”.  OAS has a variety of adaptations for our boats and boards to accommodate most individuals.

All OAS paddling experiences include PFDs (life jackets), paddles, boats and any needed adaptive equipment.


LOCATIONS:

In Bend:

Riverbend Park, Mirror Pond, Discovery Park

Cascade Lakes:

Sparks Lake, Hosmer Lake, Lava Lake, Little Lava Lake

Deschutes River (outside of Bend):

Flat water stretch from Dillon up to Benham Falls


COST:

2 hr paddling experiences in Bend: $60

4-6 hour (including transportation) experiences in the Cascade Lakes or flat-water sections of the Deschutes River: $85

Contact OAS for group rates (4 or more individuals).


TIMING:

2 hour experiences in Bend can be scheduled to begin at 10:00am or 1:00pm.  Accessible transportation is also available meeting at 9:30am or 12:30pm at the OAS Headquarters.

4-6 hour experiences in the Cascades or remote sections of the Deschutes depart OAS at 9:00am, please meet at OAS HQ at 8:30am.  Accessible transportation is provided and encouraged to minimize impact at popular programming sites.  You may arrange to meet your guide(s) at the destination, inquire about this when booking your experience.


SCHEDULING:

OAS’s paddling season runs from late May to early September, depending on conditions. Lessons are offered any day of the week but scheduling in advance is required.

Scheduling in advance is required and important so we may accommodate everyone who would like to participate.


SIGN UP:

NEW PARTICIPANTS: Complete your Participant Profile on the REGISTER page.

RETURNING PARTICIPANTS: LOG IN and double check your profile to ensure we have the most up to date information.

Call 541-306-4774 or email info@oregonadaptivesports.org with desired dates and times for your experience. OAS Staff will then work directly with you to arrange any remaining details.