Farewell Bend Park Oregon

• Farewell Bend Park is a popular area year-round
• A stretch of the river provides opportunities for paddling, floating, tubing, and kayaking

Farewell Bend Park Oregon

Farewell Bend Park - Bend Oregon

Farewell Bend Park Tubing - Bend Oregon

Farewell Bend Park - Deshutes River

A scenic 22-acre riverfront park on the banks of the Deschutes River, Farewell Bend Park is conveniently located within Bend's city limit at SW Reedmarket Road near the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge. The park is a popular area year-round for a variety of activities including, but not limited to hiking, cycling, and running.

In summer, this section of the wild and scenic Deschutes allows you to cool off on a hot summer day. A relatively quiet stretch of the river provides opportunities for paddling, floating, tubing, and kayaking. Rentals are available at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (805 SW Industrial Way, 541-317-9407).

The Deschutes River harbors many species of fish and offers plenty of fishing opportunities. Please, verify location-specific regulations set by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The park features two viewing shelters, sidewalks along the river, a canoe launch, interpretive signage, and a playground. Rock climbers can practice their skills at the park’s bouldering area. There are a picnic sheltered spot with a capacity of 36 people and two small shelters which accommodate 4 people each.

Restrooms and drinking fountains are available for visitor’s convenience.

The Deschutes River Trail runs through the park and links Farewell Bend Park with River Bend Park across the river 0.45 miles east, the South Canyon Bridge 1.33 miles southwest, and the Old Mill District 0.8 miles northeast.

Farewell Bend Park - Deschutes River | General Description

Open: Year-round from 5 am to 10 pm
Managed by: City of Bend
Location: Bend

Services: Restrooms, garbage service, picnic sites, drinking water
Activities: Swimming, tubing, kayaking, paddling, hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Popularity: Moderate to high

Accommodations: Lodging is available in Bend

Elevation: 3,537 ft (1,078 m)

Farewell Bend Park is located:

  • 130 miles east of Eugene
  • 133 miles southeast of Salem.

Swimming hole rating: 3 out of 5
Body of Water: River
Water quality: Good to fair
Current: Moderate to high
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Sand
Water T° (summer): Cool to warm

Adventures Nearby


From US-97 in Bend,

  • Take exit 139 for Reed Market Road toward Old Mill District
  • Follow 0.8 miles west on Reed Market Road to the destination on the right.

Phone: 541-388-5435
Address: 1000 Southwest Reed Market Road, Bend, Oregon 97702

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