Get Out On The Water

The beautiful waterways of Central Oregon provide the perfect playground for all types of activities. You can tumble down the Deschutes River or McKenzie River on a whitewater rafting excursions, or spend a quieter afternoon fly fishing with the help of an expert local guide. At Black Butte Ranch, we've got all the equipment and guidance you could ask for. Kayak, canoe, and SUPs are available for rent. In addition, we've got fishing rods and experts ready to teach you to cast like a pro.

Fishing On The Ranch

Located in one of the most scenic locations on the Ranch, Phalarope Lake is the perfect place to learn to fly fish. This lake is the only lake on the Ranch reserved for fly fishing (we let the wildlife enjoy the others). Barbless hooks and "catch and release" procedures are required. An Oregon fishing license is also needed, available online at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

During the summer, free fly fishing clinics are offered through The Fly Fisher’s Place. Flies and fly rods can be obtained through the Lakeside Activity Center. Must be 12 years or older to use the fly rods. They don't actually go fishing during the clinic, so a fishing license is not required for the class. If anyone is going fishing on the Lake or around Central Oregon after the clinic than make sure you are properly licensed.

Canoes, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards

Canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board on the calm waters of Phalarope Lake at Black Butte Ranch. Enjoy the beauty of the lake and the stunning mountain backdrop. Canoes, kayaks and stand up boards are available for rent from the Lakeside Pool.

Stand Up Paddle Board classes (SUP) and kids kayak and canoe classes are also offered.

The lifeguards at the Lakeside Pool can provide you with canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards to enjoy on Phalarope Lake during the summer season.  Paddles and life jackets are included. Call 855-254-8043.

Canoes $7/ 30 minutes
Kayaks $12/ 30 minutes
Stand Up Paddle Boards $12/ 30 minutes

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