Deschutes Land Trust

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Tuesday September 10, 2019
9AM - 2PM

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Wanderlust Tours, and Jen Zalewski for a guided paddle to the Thomas Preserve. We'll float a section of the upper Deschutes River to visit this unique island Preserve for a picnic lunch. Wanderlust Tours will provide the shuttle and boats.


  • September 10,2019

  • $80 per person

  • Meet at Wanderlust Tours Office 8:45am

  • Rating: Intermediate paddle trip. It is helpful to have experience boating on stretches of calm, cold water.

  • Route: We will put-in at La Pine State Park and paddle to the Thomas Preserve. After lunch at the Preserve, we will paddle to our take-out at Big River Campground. Terrain on the island Preserve is uneven.


  • Lunch/snacks, water, water sandals, sunscreen, and bug spray. Dress for the weather.


The Thomas Preserve is a 7 acre island on the upper Deschutes River downstream from La Pine State Park. The Preserve was donated to the Deschutes Land Trust by Carla Thomas in 2001 and contains both dry land and wetlands and is within a Federal Wild and Scenic Waterway and State Scenic Waterway.



The Deschutes Land Trust's mission is to work cooperatively with landowners to conserve land for wildlife, scenic views and local communities. Learn more >>