CET’s popular summer recreation shuttle services for Lava Butte and Ride the River will begin operating on Saturday, June 19, seven days per week. Schedule, payment, and COVID-19 safety information is included below for each service – thanks for riding with us!
Ride the River
To access the Ride the River Shuttle, park at the Bend Park & Float location at SW Simpson and SW Bradbury. Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe rents tubes at that location and you can purchase a shuttle wristband for $4 per person to ride all day long! A limited frequency shuttle operates 6/19-6/26. Arrive early to reserve a space due to maximum occupancy limits on buses. Please follow CET’s other COVID-19 protocols by wearing a face covering when boarding and riding the bus. Check CET’s website ahead of your trip for possible service delays or cancellations due to thunderstorms or cold weather.
Lava Butte Shuttle
The Lava Butte shuttle provides service up and down the Lava Butte brings the majestic view of the Cascades to more people. A ride on the shuttle to the summit of Lava Butte and back down is $3. Be sure to download the TouchPass app (see instructions below) before you head up to Lava Lands and purchase your shuttle fare on your phone–cell service can be spotty up there to download the app! You can also purchase your shuttle fare in cash on the bus; however, CET’s drivers cannot provide change. Please follow CET’s COVID-19 protocols by wearing a face covering and maintaining three feet of distance between passengers.