One of the small boat landings that I visited recently in Sunriver was Harper Bridge. Located on the Big Deschutes River nearly 2 miles from Sunriver on your way to Mt. Bachelor, there is a primitive launch on one side of the bridge and a slightly larger one on the other side for small trailers. There is a sign that says this boat landing is provided for those with a 97707 (Sunriver) zipcode only. Parking is limited, but no forest pass is required.
I learned that this is a great place to begin a float trip that you can take in your canoe/kayak/inner-tube/water-board (or whatever you have). You can take out at the Sunriver Marina, over by the airport. That trip takes around 1.5 hours. There is a YouTube video at the bottom of this post showing the route via airplane.
Or, you can keep going and take out at the boat landing at Benham Falls. There is alternative site in Sunriver not far from Benham Falls which I wrote about the the other day. "Just Click Here" to see more about that. That trip is 10 miles long and takes around 3 hours to complete from Harper Bridge.
I took these pictures a few weeks ago, when was a controlled burn going on across the river from the boat launch.
To find out more about fishing in this area, exactly how to get there and some alternative boat landings in the surrounding area, just "CLICK HERE".
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