Lower Deschutes Camping- Your Dream Trip Awaits
Ask any angler here in Central Oregon what they’d most prefer to do with 3 or 4 days of fishing and there’s a good chance they will tell you “Go for a camp trip on the Lower Deschutes River!” And for good reason: there’s simply nowhere else like it when it comes to a combination of beauty, remoteness, and fishing. Perhaps the greatest testament to a fully supported camp trip on the Lower D is that many of our guests book this trip every year - it's an addiction.
One thing to understand is that you do not need to be an expert angler to enjoy a guided camp trip with us. Fly fishers of all skill levels will enjoy the trip and find some fish willing to play. The adventure itself is what every guest remembers. And the other great news is that you do not need your own fly-fishing equipment. Fly & Field Outfitters will supply all of it. All you need to do is book the trip and show up.
Another important note is that these are not whitewater trips. While there are a couple of rapids along the way, the vast majority of the river is placid. Most hours in the boat are spent almost silently; you just sit back and take in the scenery, which is truly breathtaking. Typically, our Deschutes River guided camp trips will launch at Warm Springs or the remote Trout Creek and spend 3 or 4 days drifting to Maupin. However, we also offer early steelhead season (August to mid-September) trips on the lowest section of the river from Mack’s Canyon to the confluence with the Columbia River.
Once floating down the river, you quickly bid adieu to civilization. All the world’s worries evaporate for these precious days and nights. The canyon takes you in, massive and encompassing. This is the rarest treat: disconnecting with the electronic world and being 100% engulfed by nature, history, and tradition.
Views from the journey
Set Aside Some Days and Let Us Take Care of the Rest
Whether you opt for a 2, 3, 4 or 5 day guided camp trip on the Lower Deschutes River, you can expect a first-class experience. Each day an advanced gear boat, the “bagger,” will row ahead and have a luxurious camp awaiting you at day’s end. The “bagger” is also our camp chef. He prepares mouth-watering dishes that leave no appetite unsatisfied. After a hearty dinner, our guests usually enjoy a cold, malty beverage (or three!) while telling fish stories and stargazing into the immense, dark sky.
When it comes time for sleep, oversized tents and comfortable cots await. Mornings in camp can be as laid back as you like, or a mad dash to the water. Regardless, the “bagger” will have coffee and a delicious hot breakfast prepared before you continue down river. Hot BBQ lunches are prepared daily streamside by your guide. Check out the FAQs below to find out what you will need for one of these epic, unforgettable adventures.
FAQ’s About Deschutes Camp Trips
We Offer a Variety of Local, Scenic Trips
Deschutes Day Trip
We offer a variety of guided fly fishing trip packages to ensure that each angler gets the highest quality experience available to them. If the Steelhead Fishing Guided Trip doesn't sound like the perfect fit, check out our other options including Lower Deschutes Day Trips, Crooked River Guided Trips, or our Group Trips. We look forward to seeing you on the water! Fly & Field Outfitters is here to ensure that your experience chasing fish in our local waters will not soon be forgotten.
Early season reservations will allow you to secure the dates desired. A 50% deposit is required to secure dates, refundable if cancellation is received no less than thirty (30) days prior to trip date. Trips proceed regardless of weather conditions. We reserve to right to cancel in the event of unsafe conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. If we cancel your trip, your deposit will be refunded or applied to a future date that is mutually acceptable.