Safety:  For obvious reasons we are requiring a few precautions.  Please bring sanitizing wipes and wipe down the steering wheel, door handles (inside & out) dash buttons including AC/Radio, etc. and gear shift.  In addition, please wipe the key/key fob before stashing it in whatever location you choose to "hide" it.   Our drivers will return the favor upon completion of the shuttle.  The drivers will also be wearing masks.


IMPORTANT:  Please contact our office if we shuttle your vehicle and someone in your group later (UP TO 14 DAYS) tests positive for Coronavirus.  This is super important so that we are able to protect our drivers and the Maupin community.  (We are a small community with NO medical infrastructure so we have to be extra careful)


Reserve Early::  Make sure to submit your reservation as early as possible to ensure that you will get a "spot".  We have seen a large increase in shuttles, partially because there are fewer shuttle companies operating, but mostly because there are more cars being shuttled (groups bringing multiple vehicles instead of carpooling, etc.)


I have included a couple of helpful links for your review.  Please take a peek and make sure that you understand your role and responsibilities in allowing us to remain open and enjoy the Deschutes River!


Social Distancing/Masks:  Please remember that social distancing and Mask guidelines set forth by Oregon Governor Kate Brown are still in effect and should be followed to the extent possible while recreating on our beautiful Deschutes River (in particular at boat ramps, day use areas and campgrounds) and while visiting the surrounding communities.

Please use this link for more specific information regarding Social Distancing during the phased reopening:

Cancellations:  If you or anyone in your party experiences symptoms related to COVID19 please stay home.  There will be no cancellation fee.  We appreciate and respect your willingness to err on the side of caution. 

State & Local Information Provided by Managing Partners:


  • Oregon State Marine Board:  Please see attached information release regarding restrictions put into place yesterday for the Lower Deschutes.




  • Counties & Local Communities & Municipalities:  Wasco, Sherman, and Jefferson county websites continue to provide updated information regarding restrictions and closures.  Please go to their websites for more information.  Additionally, local community’s government and chamber websites continue to update regularly.  Please go to their websites for more information.




Please use this link for information on symptoms and resources:


For specific information or questions regarding the lower Deschutes River re-opening 


Please visit the BLM website here:


COVID-19 Access Restrictions | Bureau of Land Management




Prineville District BLM: 541-416-6700 


for the most up to date information.



Be well and Stay Safe!