Plan Your Visit To
Warm Springs, Oregon
Sitting in the heart of the Warm Springs Reservation, the hamlet of Warm Springs is one of the northernmost communities in Central Oregon. You can pass through town in less time than it takes to listen to a commercial on your favorite podcast but a longer stay rewards visitors with fascinating insight into tribal history, home-cooked meals steeped in tradition, and a close connection with the surrounding Deschutes River. Here’s how to make the most of your next visit to Warm Springs.
Map of Warm Springs
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Snowcat / Snowmobile / Meal Excursion
Enjoy a Snowcat and Snowmobile Excursion just up the road at Elk Lake Resort. We will meet your group at Dutchman Flat Sno-Park. We kick-off your experience with a 45 minute snowcat ride along the snow-covered Cascade Lakes Highway. When you get to the resort our staff will get you geared up for the adventure portion of the day. Spend 3 hours on your own snowmobile exploring the winter oasis that is Elk Lake Resort. After your 3 hours are up, kick back and relax in the lodge. Grab some grub and a beer and share your recently acquired snowmobile adventures with your group. To finish off the Daycation we will hop back in the snowcat and return your group to Dutchman Flat Sno-Park. For more details or to book the adventure, please see below.INCLUDESSnowcat transportation to/from Dutchman Flats SnoPark3-hour Snowmobile Rental$25/pp Food & Beverage creditPRICE$250/pp for Single Snowmobile | $350/2 guests for Tandem Snowmobile SCHEDULEGuests arrive at Dutchman Flats Sno-Park at 9am9am – 10am guests take SnowCat to ELR10am – 1pm guests go snowmobiling1pm – 2:30pm guests enjoy F&B & ELR grounds2:30pm – 3:30pm guests take SnowCat back to Dutchman Sno-Park*Winter Sno Park permits required to park at Dutchman Flat (1-day, 3-day, Annual options)*Guests must dress appropriately for the winter conditions and snowmobiling activities.*Guests are not required to snowmobile and can certainly relax and enjoy the surroundings at ELR.*Please arrive 30 – 40 minutes prior to your snowcat pickup time. This allows time to find parking and to get your gear out and ready to load when the Snowcat arrives. Disclaimer:Reservation is based on Snowcat transport availability.This experience is intended for those coming in on day trips and cannot be combined with cabin rentals.This experience is available for a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 7 people per day. Please call the Lodge at 541-480-7378 for more information.
$250 - $350
TRAMPOLINE PARKJump, Twist, and TrickWith more than 50 trampoline beds, TZAP is Bend’s premier family fun destination. Fight your way across the Gladiator Beam, challenge your friends to a Slam Dunk contest, join a sky-high game of Dodgeball, or learn freestyle acrobatics at the Trick Pit.NINJA COURSEDo you even Ninja?You’ve seen it on TV. You may have thought about building a few obstacles in your backyard. And we all have said “I could have done that…” Well here is your chance. We have 15 obstacles to hone your strength, endurance, and mental grit. Do you have what it takes to be a ninja?WALLTOPIARace to the topSix interactive climbing walls take the standard rock-climbing wall to a whole new level. Pit your wits against spinning holds, a racing clock, and flashing lights. Do you have what it takes to reach the top? Harness in and hold on tight.
$1 - $20
Deschutes River Photo Tour
Running through the middle of Bend, the Deschutes River offers plenty of amazing photo ops. Whether we decide to go through downtown Bend, Dillon Falls, or Shevlin Park, the Deschutes River never disappoints.This tour can include some moderate walking. We'll show you our favorite shots based on how active you want to be.Private Tour capped at 2 people to ensure personalized instruction and individualized attention.Tour Price: $299 up to 2 people
The story of Central Oregon’s explosive geological history.Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination to explore the belly of a volcano in Bend, Oregon! Join us on this super engaging series of walks inside this massive volcano. Naturalist Guided Experience: At 6,300 feet, our journey will take us to a mountain of pumice and obsidian— black volcanic glass integral to human life! We may explore the shores of the sparkling Paulina Lake where Native Americans once called home. Our knowledgeable guides can introduce you to an old-growth hemlock forest where you’ll see decaying logs that possess more living mass than when the tree was alive and standing. Cool facts like this await illumination on our volcano trip. A combination of short, easy walks totaling just under 2 miles.Our Volcano Tour is the perfect outing for your corporate group or family reunion in Bend, Oregon because it caters to all ability levels!
$70 - $95
Full Day Walk-In Upper Deschutes River
This is an adventure for the angler looking to “stalk” fish on foot at one of our local rivers. Never is a strenuous hike required, often the fishing “hole” is located within a few minutes of walking from the guide’s vehicle. This is the perfect trip for families and new anglers looking for an unforgettable day of fly fishing near Bend. Both the Fall River and the Crooked River are perfect for Walk-In trips. For our walk-in trips, you will meet your guide at a predetermined location and then either carpool or caravan to the chosen water.
$475 - $733.32
Good Bike Rental
Bicycle rental includes tool kit, spare tube, and helmet.
K1 Speed Indoor Kart Racing
Indoor Go Kart Racing Bend, OregonIn addition to our Hillsboro location, we also have an indoor go-kart racing location in Bend to meet your needs. Our K1 Speed Oregon locations are world-class entertainment venues that are designed to keep you entertained and engaged, whether you’re on or off the track. If you want to experience indoor karting yourself, are interested in hosting a fun and memorable party for a friend or loved one, or would like to plan a unique corporate function, we can help.K1 Speed Bend is a fun thing to do near Deschutes, Redmond, Tumalo, and Alfalfa, and is located near popular Bend attractions such as Deschutes Brewery, Hayden Homes Amphitheater and the High Desert Museum.Indoor Go Kart Racing – The K1 Speed DifferenceSo what makes K1 Speed unique? Well, where do we start?! First off, every one of our locations, located throughout the United States from Southern California to Southern Florida, is entirely self-contained. Our indoor go-kart racing locations, including our Bend, OR location, allow individuals to race every day of the year, regardless of weather. Rain, snow, sleet, or blistering heat, driving enthusiasts can come to K1 Speed, escape the weather, and start racing!The other difference that sets K1 Speed apart from the competition, and the feature that we have grown and built our reputation on, is our use of 100-percent, all-electric karts. Forget about the lawn mower-powered go-karts of your youth. Our European-style electric karts are high-performance machines, producing tremendous torque and horsepower from advanced electric motors. These zero-emission karts outperform their gas-powered counterparts while being better for the environment, quieter, and arguably, easier to drive. With our karts, you don’t have to worry about stalling the engine or dropping out of the power band in a tight corner – our electric motors produce maximum torque at all speeds! Race wheel-to-wheel at speeds approaching 45 mph on an indoor track!Special Events and Corporate PackagesWe offer far more than just our Arrive and Drive racing package. Regardless of your needs, we have them met. We have a number of packages to choose from, including:Kid’s Birthday PartiesTeen Birthday PartiesAdult BirthdaysBachelor PartiesBar and Bat MitzvahsCorporate EventsTeam Building ExercisesIf you are interested in planning a party at our indoor go-kart racing location in Bend, Oregon, we can help. We offer catering options, private room rentals, and custom race packages. Schedule an event today – you won’t regret it!
$22.95 - $54.95
Local Pour Craft Beverage Tour
Bend brewery tours are popular, but did you know Bend is also home to artisan distilleries, cideries, and kombucha breweries? Join us on a Local Pour adventure to try delectable samples and see behind-the-scenes at a local cidery, spirits tasting room, distillery, and brewery get the best of all world in this immersive craft beverage tour!Your professional guide will provide insights into the processes of distillation, fermentation, and the craft of making beer. Each Local Pour Tour is unique, attending facilities dependent on their availability. DETAILS$85 per personTour departs daily, year-round1:30-5:30 PMReservations RequiredThis tour is a great gluten-free thing to do in Bend, Oregon!Please let us know in advance if you have an allergy.
Bend Brew Bus
Let us take you behind the scenes to witness Bend’s brewing and artisan distilling cultures. Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier provider of craft beverage tours in the Bend, Oregon area! Tasting, enjoying friends, comfort and safety are what you can expect on this trail of sipping adventure. Naturalist Guided Experience: With 20+ local craft breweries, Bend is a Beer Mecca! Join Wanderlust Tours on an epicurean expedition that offers tasty samples and insight into the process of beer making. Your expert beer guides will provide personally tailored information about fermentation science.Breweries: Tour three breweries, with a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process with light appetizers at one stop. Each Bend Brew Bus tour is unique, visiting different locally partnered breweries in the area.If you like what you're seeing but want a little more variety, we recommend The Local Pour, where you can sample an array of Bend’s best craft beverages: spirits, ciders, specialty cocktails, and more!Our Common Goal of Environmental Care: We live, visit and play in Bend because of its physical beauty. Wanderlust Tours donates for every person who participates on this tour to Pledge for the Wild. These funds help support the interconnected habitat for all who rely on it.
Learn About the Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
Since time immemorial, dozens of Native American tribes have called Oregon home.They’ve hunted and foraged in the region’s forests, fished in its waters, and traveled great distances through valleys, high-desert expanses, and rugged mountain passes.
Today, the Paiute, Wasco, and Warm Springs people share their history and culture with visitors through restaurants, museums, and other attractions. Local restaurants, for instance, whip up traditional fry bread and center dishes around huckleberries (foraged from forests on nearby Mount Hood)—while the Museum at Warm Springs showcases thousands of years of history and tradition through artifacts, photographs, and interpretive displays.
Things to Do in Warm Springs, Oregon
Looking for truly unique experiences around town? We’ve got you covered with this look at things to do in Warm Springs, Oregon
Learn about tribal history at a local museum: There may be no finer introduction to the past and present of the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Northern Paiute people than by visiting The Museum at Warm Springs. The venerated museum showcases artwork, crafts, exhibits on tribal history and culture, an outdoor interpretive trail, and more; it also boasts a curatorial department that’s home to one of the largest and most complete artifact collections of any Native American museum. Elsewhere in town, the Warm Springs Market—in addition to selling grocery items and deli fare—hosts a small, on-site museum with tribal artifacts, photographs, and crafts.
Try your luck at the Indian Head Casino: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation hosts the Indian Head Casino, which offers a variety of your favorite games—including blackjack and slots—in a fun, relaxing environment. Regular tournaments, events, and promotions mean there’s always something new and exciting happening.
Enjoy a home-cooked meal: Warm Springs isn’t home to any big-name chain restaurants—paving the way for a variety of local dining options around town. The Twisted Teepee food truck, for instance, is known for its warm fry bread (served with your choice of several toppings—including a sweet huckleberry butter), as well as a selection of burgers and sandwiches. At the Indian Head Casino, meanwhile, diners can enjoy locally inspired casual cuisine at the Cottonwood Restaurant or sample snacks, burgers, and sandwiches at the Tule Grill. And the family-owned Eagle Crossing Restaurant serves a variety of classic breakfast dishes, along with lunch and dinner—not to mention a few tribal specialties, including fry bread and several items made with huckleberries (including pancakes, pie, and milkshakes). Still hungry? Get the skinny on restaurants in Warm Springs, Oregon.
Go fishing in the Deschutes River—or another local waterway: The Lower Deschutes River runs through Warm Springs and offers excellent angling opportunities. To get started, stop by Deschutes River Fly Shop, less than 10 minutes east of Warm Springs, for all the gear you need to get on the water—along with licenses, tribal permits, shuttle services, and recommendations for where the fish are biting that day. And if you’re curious about where to head next—and when the region’s trout, salmon, and sturgeon are at their peak—we’ve put together guides to the rivers in Central Oregon and fishing in Central Oregon.
More stories from Warm Springs
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Fall is Prime Time for Central Oregon Fly Fishing for Steelhead on the Deschutes
It’s no accident that the fabled Oncorhynchus mykiss, aka steelhead trout, is dubbed the “fish of a thousand casts” It’s not uncommon for novice steelhead anglers to fish for years without ever tying into, let alone landing, one of these powerful and acrobatic sea-run rainbow trout. There’s also a reason why they keep trying.