Central Oregon has it all when it comes to paddle sports.  The Deschutes River has miles of paddle-friendly water throughout Central Oregon; the "Deschutes Paddle Trail" The river passes right through the heart of down-town Bend in the Old Mill District, featuring the new White Water Park. The Cascade Lakes of Oregon (Elk Lake, Sparks Lake, Hosmer Lake and others) have with gorgeous alpine views and flat water.  Odell Lake features down-winder action.