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Deschutes River Jet Boat Camp, Oregon
A guided multi-day jet boat trip on the lower Deschutes River with the Renton family is one of the most unique experiences in the steelhead angling world. The high desert canyon offers incredible scenery, a remote feel, consistent weather and a run of aggressive summer steelhead. Guided jet boat trips are done on the lower 25 miles of the Deschutes River, where motorized boats are allowed for limited days during the prime window of July through September 30. After September 30th there are no restrictions on motorized boats. To make these trips possible, guides Dillon and David Renton operate under All Star Rafting’s permit to enable jet boat trips of the highest quality. The Renton family has dedicated decades to learning and guiding the Deschutes. The foundation of this family-run outfitting business centers on incredible camps, great food, and a deep commitment to quality instruction. A comfortable base camp will be set up before guests arrive. From there, anglers will set out to spey fish some of the most unique and inviting steelhead water in the West.

The following dates represent prime time for summer steelhead on the lower 25 miles of the Deschutes River. In late August and early September we begin seeing good numbers of fish entering the system and more often than not, these fish are bright, red-hot and aggressive.

Contact Andy at 800.552.2729 for more information on Lower Deschutes Jet Boat Camps


August 28 – 31: 4 spots
September 1 – 4: 2 spots
September 9 – 12: 2 spots (Fly Water Travel Hosted Trip with David Kalinowski)
September 12 – 14: 4 spots

2 night / 3 day package: $1,800 per person based on double occupancy
3 night / 4 day package: $2,400 per person based on double occupancy

Included: Guided fishing, on river meals and accommodations, fishing tackle, camp gear

Not Included: Alcohol, waders/boots, fishing licenses, guide gratuities, sleeping bag, boater passes, personal items

3 night / 4 day Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Portland, OR and overnight at your elected accommodations
Day 2: Drive rental car to Macks Canyon Boat Ramp to meet guides for an afternoon of guided jet boat fishing. Lunch and dinner provided riverside. Overnight at riverside camp.
Day 3 – 4: Full days of guided fishing with all meals and riverside accommodations included
Day 5: A morning of guided fishing with breakfast and lunch. After fishing depart for home.