Thursday, May 31, 2012

River Tubing down Deschutes River (Tumwater)

River Tubing down the Deschutes River

Start at Pioneer Park and float down to Tumwater Falls Park

Pioneer Park Address: 
5800 Henderson Blvd.
Olympia, WA 

Tumwater Falls Park Address:
110 Deschutes Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501

Description: This is a slow moving river with a few "faster" spots and the float takes about 2 hours. Shoes are strongly recommended. You can float this river in a tube, inflatable mini raft or an inflatable kayak. Be sure to leave some cars at Tumwater Falls Park (about an 8 min. drive) so that when you are done you can get back to Pioneer Park for the other cars. 


  1. Just did this last night 4-29-14 on a Standup Paddle Board. There are 5 large trees across the river. 3 of the trees are blocking, during the first half of the trip and you will have to around or over to pass. Please be careful. D

  2. Anyone float this yet this year? Thinking about going this weekend.

  3. Did it yesterday. Had to pick up the floats three times due to shallow water but still a nice float.

  4. Floated river 06-26-2016,river not as calm as last year. I wouldn't advise taking small children right now,There are just too many log jams. Water moving fast, Stay alert!