June 2018 We rented kayaks from Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe at their Old Mill location which is right on the Deschutes River. We've rented kayaks many times from many places, and these were the nicest ones we've ever rented. We started off heading upriver past the fourth bridge and stopped before the whitewater and then turned around and paddled back. It was an easy paddle upriver. There is a whitewater park just past the kayak store, but that is too much for us!