The Little Deschutes River and Deschutes River flow through or alongside many public lands in Deschutes County. The first recommended put-in for the Little Deschutes River is at Rosland Park in the LaPine Parks and Recreation District. The navigable part of the
It has been proposed that the Deschutes River basin should be viewed and managed as a greenway, from the headwaters all the way to the Columbia River. This would unify the management of this invaluable resource by the many public entities with land along the river and in the basin. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is the logical government unit to provide the leadership for the greenway. The BPTA is interested in assisting this development.