About Maupin Oregon

Learn More about Maupin, Oregon

The Maupin area offers a refreshing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. A small town pace in an area filled with unspoiled desert beauty will set your visit in the right frame of mind. Located just 45 minutes south of The Dalles on Hwy 197, and just a short drive from the Portland or Bend areas. Recognized for superb white water excitement and world-class wild trout and steelhead fishing, Maupin is your headquarters for outdoor recreation.

Statistics about Maupin, Oregon

Maupin has a population of 426 and is nestled on the banks of the lower Deschutes River between 800 and 1600 feet. It features a climate of warm, dry summers, getting sunshine more than 300 days a year, and high temperatures between 80 and 105 degrees. The town serves multiple industries, with its main industries being tourism, rafting, fishing, and cycling.

High Desert Adventure Awaits

The Maupin area is a vast playground for deer, elk, and bird hunters. Multiple runs of steelhead, salmon, and trout help fisherman find serenity on the Deschutes River. In the summer, Maupin is soaking wet with white water rafting. Come see what the high desert has to offer any time of the year.

A Brief History of Maupin

In 1872 Commodore Perry Maupin, son of a rugged Kentuckian and figure of note, Howard Maupin, established a ferry across the Deschutes River above the large island (close to the Oasis Resort camping area). Mrs. W.H. Staats acquired the town site from her brother and together with her husband set about the preparation of a town for the railroads that were to be built up the Deschutes Canyon. Staats named the town site Maupin’s Ferry, but postal authorities cut off the last word. Since 1909, the town has been called Maupin.

Celebrate at Our Annual Festival

The community celebrates the early season's activities beginning with Maupin Daze on the Deschutes. This event, is the third Saturday in May. Admission to Maupin Daze is free and every guest receives a Free Raffle Ticket. Prize drawings are held every two hours for valuable prizes. Winners who are present get to choose their prize; those not present are mailed a prize, so you don’t have to be present to win! So, come and join us for a great day of:

  • Live Music
  • Community Parade
  • Food
  • Arts & crafts
  • Rafting
  • Kids Play Area
  • Face Painting
  • Silent Auction

For more info, check out our events page.

Come Enjoy Central Oregon with Us

With over 300 days of sunshine a year there is plenty of nice weather for any visit to the area.
Explore our site to find some of the outdoor opportunities in the area. Come find
out why people are moving to the area and loving it.

Maupin Government

Want to know more about how Maupin works? Check out our local government information.

City Government

PO Box 308
408 Deschutes Ave.
Maupin, OR 97037
PH: (541) 395.2698
Fax: (541) 395.2499
Email: maupincity@centurytel.net

Elected Officials

Mayor, Lynn Ewing
Councilor, Carol Rager
Councilor, Denis Carlsen
Councilor, Suzanne Knapp
Councilor, Randy Bechtol
Councilor, Jon Helquist

City Staff

DeOra Patton, City Recorder
Candy Barnett, Administrative Assistant
Joy Ramirez, Treatment Plant Operator
Kirk Shields, Utility Worker 1
George Beebe, Utility Worker 2
Howard & Janet Vejar, City Park Manager


Paul Sumner, Attorney
Dan Meador, Planner
Emerald CPA Group LLP, Auditor