Local rafting company Sun Country Tours and its guides know the waters of Bend like the backs of their hands, and they give Collinson a firsthand experience on the river.
Along with rafting, the Bend Whitewater Park is a popular intermediate-level attraction for visitors and locals alike, giving participants a taste of what whitewater is all about.
“Designing waves and shaping them — it really is an art,” says Ryan Richards, a wave shaper at the park. “There are local paddling groups, local surfing groups and whitewater groups that have been envisioning this happening for literally over a decade.”
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