Directions & Maps

Maupin, Oregon offers an inspirational escape from the chaos of the city. Nationally recognized for surging white water excitement, Maupin is one of Oregon’s prime destinations for outdoor recreation. The heat of summer attracts whitewater rafters and paddling enthusiasts from around the world. Whether you’re splashing through the whitewater rapids or enjoying a relaxing family float, Maupin has it all. The mighty Deschutes River, one of Oregon’s most desirable rivers for whitewater rafting, is a paddler’s paradise.


Maupin enjoys warm, dry summers with max daytime temperatures of 80-115 degrees. Many visitors to the Maupin area are quite surprised to discover our most cherished secret — uncrowded, beautiful weather boasting more than 300 days of sun per year. Maupin offers a unique climate in a truly pristine area! The weather is central Oregon’s best with hot, sunny days and cool, star-filled nights.

Location & Maps

Maupin is located in Wasco County on Highway 197 between The Dalles and Central Oregon.

  • 43 miles south of The Dalles
  • 1.5 to 2 hours from Portland or Bend

From Portland, Oregon to Maupin, Oregon

Take I-84 east to The Dalles. Take exit 87 in Madras, stay to the right and continue on Hwy 97. Travel approximately 30 miles until you reach the junction with Hwy 197 (approx. 1 mile past a rest area on your left) Stay left at the junction, and follow Hwy 197 into Maupin.