Bend Tour Company
Segway, E-Bike, Heli Tours, Art Safari, Beer Tap Tours
The Bend Tour Company offers Segway Tours, E-Cruiser Tours, E-Bike Tours, Heli-Tours, Ale Trail & Beer Taps Tours, Art Safari and Sunset Spectacular Tours. The Bend Tour Company offers informative and entertaining explorations of Bend’s past and present. The tours highlight Bend’s great history, and its wonderful sights and attractions, exceptional restaurants and unique shopping opportunities.
Guided tours take guests past the many historic homes and buildings throughout Bend’s Old Mill Quarter, Downtown and West Side neighborhoods. Guests glide along the magnificent Deschutes River and through the beauty of Farewell Bend, McKay and Drake Parks and around and over exquisite Mirror Pond. Did we mention you get to ride a SEGWAY?
Our Sunset Spectacular Tours are just that… SPECTACULAR! The tours include all of the great history, sights, shops, restaurants, breweries and attractions included in many of our other tours, plus stunning views of our incredible summer sunsets over Oregon’s magnificent Cascades mountain range! Choose to experience the Summer Spectacular Tours on our SEGWAYs, Cycle ‘Rounds, E-Cruisers, or Electric Bikes. You simply can’t go wrong with these tours!
Electric Bike Tours: Our partners Bend Electric Bikes and Let It Ride Pedego Bikes – Mount our Electric Bikes and experience the heart of Bend as you travel through the parks and along the river from the saddle of one of our super comfortable Pedego electric bikes and Bend Electric Bikes. Your tour guide will take you places that most don’t see as you enjoy the ride on your electric cruiser style bikes learning where to shop, dine and play in sunny Central Oregon. You’ll enjoy the sights of Downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, beautiful nature trails along the river, historic Drake Park and all of the award winning breweries along Bends famous Ale Trail.
Big Mountain Heli Tours: Known as the “outdoor playground of the West,” our town is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and its pristine beauty – but that’s just half of the story. Bend has a second, unlimited, playground that starts at 10,000 feet. It’s a place of unparalleled vistas that stretch for miles, sunsets that take your breath away, millions of years of volcanic history, and unfettered access to remote and unusual locations in the Central Oregon high desert. Big Mountain Heli Tours, in partnership with Bend’s premier flight school, Leading Edge Aviation, is staffed by highly experienced commercial pilots and mechanics who have a passion for flying helicopters in and around Bend’s big blue mountain playground. Big Mountain Heli Tours was created to showcase the very best of Bend and Central Oregon to the estimated 3 million guests who visit us each year.
The unparalleled mobility of the Eco-friendly tours from Bend Tour Company offers groups to glide safely along the pathways of Bend, providing a truly entertaining and unique sightseeing experience with extraordinary access to everything that Bend has to offer!
Segway, E-Bike, Heli Tours, Art Safari, Beer Tap Tours
Bend Westy provides rental of vintage, Volkswagon Vanagon camper vans and other classic campers. At Bend Westy, we live by the motto that life is about artful adventure — time spent immersed in natural beauty, playing in the fresh air, and sharing stories with friends around the campfire. It’s about getting off the beaten path, earning your views and pausing in the places of serenity. We call this the Westy Way and want to share it with you!
Bend Westy rents classic Volkswagon Vanagon Westfalia weekenders and camper vans. Vans sleep up to 4 adults and are kid and pet friendly.
Most vans have updated engines either conversions to Subaru or Ford Bostig engines or rebuilt waterboxer engines.
We make every effort to keep these classics in safe and reliable order. But remember, most of these vehicles are over 20 years old. So, just in case, roadside assistance is provided when traveling on supported roads. Treat your Westy with respect and she (or he) will reward you with a journey to remember.
All rentals come equipped with a Drive Kit, Eat Kit, hitch rack receiver, and basic roof rack. Gear rack attachments and additional equipment are available for rent through Bend Westy or one of our Gear Partners.
Bend Westy Vans are available for pick-up in Bend, OR. Pick-up at Redmond (Robert’s Field) or the Bend Municipal airport can be arranged for an additional fee.
Campers can be rented for anywhere between 3 and 14 nights, with additional gear also available. Pets are welcome aboard for your trip as well! Bend Westy even ensures the provision of AAA Roadside assistance on available roads.
Where can you go with your rental? Well, anywhere really. But here are a few places close to our Bend, OR headquarters that we think you’ll enjoy!
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Escape to your home away from home at Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort between Bend and Sisters, Oregon. Experience our luxury resort that features camping cabins and fully furnished cottages in addition to RV sites.
Equipped with numerous amenities and outdoor recreation activities, our resort is the perfect destination for families and lovers of the great outdoors.
A five star RV Resort, Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort with a mix of full-service RV Resort sites, camping cabins and fully furnished cottages. While staying with us you can enjoy an abundance of amenities. We have a stocked fishing pond, miniature golf, dog park, pool and spa, meeting and event building, shower and laundry room, playground and basketball court and even a convenience store. After a fun-filled day out on the high desert in Central Oregon, you can look forward to relaxing in this beautifully landscaped Resort.
Bring your family home to our warm and friendly atmosphere, complete with a seasonal garden environment. The Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort is located on Hwy 20 between Bend and Sisters near the Sisters Rodeo Fairgrounds. Central Oregon is renowned as a year-round destination, come enjoy our four seasons; we look forward to your visit.
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Cove Palisades Resort and Marina is a full service resort & marina located just 45 minutes north of Bend on the water sports mecca known as “Lake Billy Chinook”.
Cove Palisades Resort and Marina specializes in the rentals of houseboats, ski boats, patio boats, fishing boats, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boats, paddle boards and water toys. Offering moorage, on-site cafe, and a well stocked store. The goal of the friendly staff is to far exceed your expectations and deliver the vacation of a lifetime.
Fed by the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius Rivers, Lake Billy Chinook is always full in the summer and offers three unique arms and over seventy two miles of shoreline. Cascade Mountain Vistas, basalt spires, soaring bald eagles and the steep canyon walls will awe you.
Plan you next family vacation on a beautiful Cove Palisades houseboat. The kids will thank you and you’ll enjoy years of memories. If you only have one day on the lake with your friends you can rent our large Party Barge.
Call Cove Palisades Resort and Marina today and we will help you put together a package that will fit your budget and please remember to bring your camera to capture the lasting memories and the whole family relaxing and smiling.
Visit our website to reserve your houseboat today at the Cove Palisades Resort & Marina.
Houseboats, Jet Ski’s, SUP, Marine Rentals
A year-round recreational destination situated among towering cliffs that surround Lake Billy Chinook. Come visit The Cove Palisades State Park, there are three day-use areas with boat ramps, swimming areas, and picnic facilities. Full-service marina with moorage, boat rentals, fuel, restaurant and general store. Off U.S. 97, 15 miles SW of Madras on Lake Billy Chinook.
Located in the heart of Central Oregon and encompassing the Deschutes and Crooked River Canyons, The Cove Palisades State Park is a popular year-round destination for camping, watersports, and hiking.
The Cove Palisades State Park offers two campgrounds amidst a scenic high desert canyon reservoir. Deschutes River Campground is open mid-May through mid-September. Crooked River Campground closes mid-December through mid-February. For a refreshing change of pace try our cozy deluxe log cabins, which are open year round and located lakeside at The Cove Marina.
MAKE SURE YOUR SITE MEETS YOUR CAMPING NEEDS
Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.
A Day-Use Parking Permit is required year round at The Cove Palisades. You can also purchase a 12 month pass, a 24 month pass or provide a current camping receipt.
88 electrical sites with water (E loop)
85 full hook-up sites (A and C loops)
91 tent sites with water nearby (B loop)
21 reservable boat moorages
3 group tent sites
3 deluxe cabins (1 pet friendly)
3 day use areas
2-lane RV dump station (E loop)
Marine pump-out station (closed in winter)
Full service marina, general store, and cafe (closed in winter)
Six campsites are accessible to campers with disabilities.
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Year-round recreational destination by Lake Billy Chinook
The blue. You’ll first look at Crater Lake National Park and wonder about the blue. How can a lake be that blue? The short answer is because the deepest lake in the country is filled with 4.6 trillion gallons of some of the purest, clearest water in the world. The longer answer has to do with molecules and other science-stuff. You can learn more about that when you get there – just 90 minutes south of Bend.
Visitors can drive or bicycle around Crater Lake or enjoy one of the many interpretive hikes within the National Park. Pamper yourself with a stay at the rustic Crater Lake lodge. Several campgrounds are also on site, giving you a chance to spread out those views over several days.
And if the views from above aren’t enough, take the one mile hike down to the water’s edge where you can take a dip or fish for trout or salmon.
Deepest lake in the USA, short drive from Bend, Oregon.
Featuring sandy beaches, swimming, boating, lakefront cabins and old growth pines, Cultus Lake has long been a summer seasonal favorite for fishing enthusiasts and campers alike. Formed by a glacier, these pristine mountain waters created a wonderful sanctuary for wildlife. In the early 19th Century, Cultus Lake was a highly sought destination for early explorers seeking to expand their trade in the fur trade industry. Today, it is home to rainbow trout, mackinaw and brook trout where patient anglers test their luck on shore or by boat, then trade stories by campfire light. Cultus Lake is on the Cascade Scenic Byway and a short drive from Bend, Sunriver and LaPine, Oregon.
This National Wild and Scenic designated river begins just south of Bend and ends its 252 mile journey as it empties into the Columbia River.
It’s the most fly casted on, biked along, hiked next to, tubed down, foot dipped in, wedding photographed in front of river in all of Oregon. The meandering waterway might cut back and forth across Central Oregon, but it also brings together the area more than any other natural wonder here. It can be nasty, rapid and awe-inspiring in one spot only to slow to a lazy, welcoming crawl just a mile or two down river. Amazing to look at, but more fun to play with, the Deschutes River is Central Oregon’s pride and joy. French for “River of the Falls”, during the period of fur trading, the Deschutes River winds through Sunriver, Bend, to the mighty Columbia.
One of two lakes that sit within the Newberry Crater stocked with sockeye salmon (Kokanee) and Atlantic salmon. This is a very popular place to fish and camp near La Pine, known for its proximity to trails through lava rocks and waterfalls. Three forest service campgrounds and a resort offer plenty of places to spend the night, but the sites do fill fast during the peak summer months.
Easily one of the most popular of the Cascade Lakes, Elk Lake is truly a four-season destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Located 30 miles south of Bend the lake is home to a resort with a restaurant, cabins, boat rentals, snowmobile rentals and snow cat rides. Lodging is available at the resort or at a 22-site campground on the north end of the lake.
Once the snow falls, the resort turns into a winter wilderness wonderland accessible only by snowmobile or cross country skis (or, you can arrange to have the resort come get you in their snow cat.)
A “fly fishing only” lake popular with canoeists because of it’s shallow, clear visibility providing views of Atlantic salmon and brook trout. It’s become a popular place to really get away from folks and experience a true high-mountain lake with amazing views of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top and the abundant wildlife.
Home to Oregon’s largest Ponderosa Pine (191-foot Big Tree), La Pine State Park is a beautiful overnight and day-use park. There is a log cabin meeting hall, Fall River Falls, 12 miles of hiking trails and cross-country skiing plus the Big Deschutes River for kayaking, swimming, fishing and canoeing.
Ponderosa Pine forest, camping, recreation year-round
The lake is home to the headwaters of the Deschutes River, which eventually flows north into the Columbia River. Although not deep, the lake is popular spot to fish, kayak and canoe. There’s a campground at the lake and areas for horseback riding as well.
The lake is home to the headwaters of the Deschutes River, which eventually flows north into the Columbia River. Although not deep, the lake is popular spot to fish, kayak and canoe. There’s a campground at the lake and areas for horseback riding as well.
One frequent fisherman on the Metolius River may have summed it up best, calling it “The Last Great Place.”
This tributary of the Deschutes River flows north from it’s natural springs origins near Black Butte and is a fly fishing only, all catch and release river. It might be harder to tell which has it better here, the rainbow, brown and bull trout that thrive in the clear, cold waters or the anglers who call this one of the best places on Earth to cast a fly. Several lodges along the river and nearby fly shops have everything you need to enjoy one of Central Oregon’s jewels.
A volcanic attraction covering over 500 square miles beginning just south of Bend and extending to just south of Sunriver and east of LaPine. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon. It’s called a “monument,” but it’s actually a 50,000 acre region of natural wonders including lakes, lava flows and other geologic features unique to our region. Paulina Peak stretches nearly 8,000 feet above sea level and a hike to the top give you a birds-eye view across the High Desert.
Hidden in plain sight, Oregon’s massive Newberry Volcano is the largest volcano in the Cascades volcanic arc and covers an area the size of Rhode Island. Unlike familary cone-shaped Cascades volcanoes, Newberry was built into the shape of a broad shield by repeated eruptions over 400,000 years. About 75,000 years ago a major explosion and collapse event created a large volcanic depression (caldera) at its summit. Newberry last erupted about 1,300 years ago, and present-day hot springs and geologically young lava flows indicate that is could reawaken at any time. Because of its proximity to nearby communities of LaPine, Sunriver and Bend Oregon, frequency and size of past eruptions, and geologic youthfulness, U.S. Geological Survey scientists are working to better understand volcanic activity at Newberry and closely monitor the volcano for signs of unrest.
In November of 1990, Newberry National Volcanic Monument was created within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon.Newberry National Volcanic National Monument includes 50,000+ acres of lakes, lava flows, and spectacular geologic features in central Oregon. The highest point within the Monument is the summit Paulina Peak (7,985 ft.), showcasing views of the Oregon Cascades and across the High Desert.
It is hard to fathom as you drive through the summit area that you are within a 17 square mile caldera at the summit of a 500 square mile volcano, a volcano that remains very active to this day. Newberry is both seismically and geothermally active. Geologists believe the caldera sits over a shallow magma body only 2 to 5 kilometers deep. Visitors see numerous cinder cones (over 400 throughout the area), miles of basalt flows, as well as rhyolite flows of obsidian.
Lava Lands Visitor Center is the interpretive hub of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Friendly rangers will help orient you to the Monument using our new 3D topographic map.Visit our state of the art interpretive exhibit on area geologic and cultural history, shop in the Discover Your Northwest Bookstore, view a variety of films scheduled daily, walk the Trail of the Molten Lands and the Trail of the Whispering Pines, picnic under the pines, attend a ranger talk, drive to the top of Lava Butte for a spectacular view of Central Oregon.
A volcanic attraction covering over 500 square miles beginning just south of Bend and extending to just south of Sunriver and east of LaPine. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon. It’s called a “monument,” but it’s actually a 50,000 acre region […]
Under New Ownership! Newberry RV Park – Not far from Crater Lake, Bend, Sunriver, Sisters, and Mt. Bachelor, you’ll find one of the most beautiful camping areas in Oregon.
If you are leaving Bend or heading to Bend, Oregon the Newberry RV Park is a great place to stop for a few days to check out the recreation in the south Deschutes County. You can check out the Paulina Lake area or East Lake and the entire Newberry National Monument area.
A 30 minute drive east of the park, the Newberry National Monument is waiting for you to explore its ancient lave flows, volcanic glass, river, lakes, caves, hot springs, waterfall and forest. A must not miss is a drive up to Paulina Peak to take in the 360 degree views of central Oregon.
Nearby you can explore Sunriver Resort where you can rent bikes and ride the 33 miles of paved trails in Sunriver. Also in the Sunriver Village you will find iceskating in the winter and in summer play miniature golf, bumper cars and rent bikes. Also you can rent skis, snowboards, bikes for your recreation needs. In addition, the shops at the Sunriver Village offer souvenirs and specialty items.
Newberry RV Park offers terrific camping activities nearby, including fishing, boating, hiking, caving, and much more. All sites include 30 and 50 AMP service at each site, water/sewer, Wi-Fi, showers, restrooms, laundry, cable TV and coin laundry. The year-round park features 40 total pull through and back in sites, a dog park, after-hours self-check-in area, and an on-site manager. Online reservations available, www.newberryrv.com.
The Oregon State Park system is one of the most popular in the United States. Every year, we serve an estimated 40 million daytime visitors (5th in the nation), and 2 million campers (8th in the nation). There are 224 state parks, including 55 campgrounds, open on 105,000 acres.
We also manage the Ocean Shore State Recreation Area. Many people reach the ocean shore by parking at a state park, but county and federal parks, businesses and private homes also lead to the ocean shore. No matter how you get there, the ocean shore covers all 362 miles of Oregon’s coast, making it one of the most remarkable public recreation settings in the United States.
Enjoy natural luxury in Oregon’s breathtaking high desert when you book your stay at Panacea at the Canyon, a 40-acre destination spa experience. From May through October we offer the discriminating vacationer one-of-a-kind lodging in custom-made safari tents paired with holistic treatments, organic goodness, activities and premier hospitality. From tranquil vistas to attention to your every need, you’ll find it easy and delightful to relax and rejuvenate in a truly refined manner.
Panacea at the Canyon offers seven splendid nonsmoking Stargazer Luxury Tents with en-suite bathrooms for your comfort, indulgent spa services for the ultimate experience in relaxation and personal well being. Heal your body from the inside in enjoying fresh and delicious Farm-to-Table dining options.
In addition, we offer a diverse array of workshops and activities to choose from such as hot air ballooning, rock climbing, archery, horseshoes, slacklining, yoga and meditation, nature trails, birding, live music and lawn games, stargazing, fireside stories and outdoor movies on the weekends.
Allow us to be your luxury base camp for adventure as you explore nearby Smith Rock State Park or ride the scenic bikeways or horseback trails in Central Oregon. Try your hand at fly-fishing or ride the rapids in whitewater rafting. Enjoy jet ski and pontoon boating at nearby Lake Billy Chinook.
Panacea at the Canyon is a Signal-free Sanctuary. Relinquish all cell phones and computers at check-in. Get ready to disconnect.
Call today to reserve and begin your luxury one-of-a-kind vacation!
Paulina Lake is one of the twin crater lakes in the Newberry Caldera and is open year round. It’s located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, about 25 miles south of Bend.
The caldera is what’s left after more than 500,000 years of volcanic activity. And unlike most lakes, neither Paulina or East lakes get any water from streams – they’re filled strictly with rain, snowmelt and hot springs. Paulina Lake is about 1,500 acres in size and averages 163 feet deep. But at its deepest point, this popular destination plunges to 250 feet deep. Motorized and non motorized boats are allowed here.
Paulina Lake is one of the twin crater lakes in the Newberry Caldera and is open year round. It’s located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, about 25 miles south of Bend. The caldera is what’s left after more than 500,000 years of volcanic activity. And unlike most lakes, neither Paulina or East lakes get […]
Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at its finest in the High Desert when you stay at the Prineville Reservoir State Park. Mountain waters flowing out of the Ochoco Mountain Range join to form the Crooked River. The river, confined by its canyon and the Bowman Dam, forms the 15-mile long, 3,000-acre Prineville Reservoir State Park. With two developed campgrounds and numerous primitive camps along its 43-mile shoreline, recreational opportunities are plentiful.
The fishing can be good anytime at Prineville Reservoir State Park. The lake supports rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and crayfish. The trout fishing experience is year-round, with the biggest fish being caught during the winter months either by boat or from the shore. The bass, catfish and crappie fishing is best between May and October.
Other recreational activities include waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, star gazing and wildlife viewing.
There are numerous year round camping opportunities within the state park on the reservoir. In the developed areas there are deluxe cabins with full amenities, full hook up RV sites and tent sites. Flush toilets and hot showers are also available. For those who like to rough it, there are many primitive drive in and boat in campsites around the reservoir as well.
This oasis in the High Desert is waiting for you so come out and enjoy the fun!
Two campsites and two cabins are accessible to campers with disabilities.
As part of the Crooked River Federal Reclamation Project, the Department of the Interior authorized the construction of Bowman Dam between 1958 and 1961. The project’s purpose was to furnish water for irrigation, flood control and fish and wildlife management. Through the Crook County Court, and a lease from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the land for the park was obtained in 1961. A lease agreement between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department allows the State to manage and maintain the natural resources and recreational uses on the reservoir. Prineville Reservoir State Park
Annual overnight attendance: 34,139
Annual day-use attendance: 548,488
Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at it’s finest in the High Desert
River Drifters offers a large variety of multi-day trips on the lower Deschutes, from just one night to four nights, there is a trip that is just perfect for your family or group. A typical two-day trip will cover more than 40 miles of water. A three-day trip will cover that same 40 miles, but at a much more relaxed pace. This will allow one to relax more at camp, with more time to fish, read, swim, explore a side canyon, or simply soak in their time with nature. A four or five-day trip will cover anywhere from 80 to 100 miles of river. These trips are ideal for those who want to make a true vacation of their experience.
River Drifters will provide all the necessary gear to make your trip enjoyable, relaxing and most importantly, hassle free! A comprehensive personal gear list will be sent out to you upon reservation or you may see a list by seeing our Multi Day Trip List. Basically the only things you need to bring is a tent, sleeping bag and pad, clothes, personal items and we take care of the rest! Rentals of tents and sleeping bags/pads are available to assist those who don’t have any.
River Drifters has been sharing the experience of rafting in Oregon and Washington for more than 35 years. We take care of the details so that you can soak up the full whitewater rafting experience, breathtaking views, and unique wildlife along the way. Are you ready for an adventure?
The Deschutes River originates high in the Cascade mountains from Little Lava Lake. The river carves its path through 250 miles of eastern Oregon before flowing into the Columbia. The ‘Lower Deschutes’ refers to the 100-mile section from the mouth of the Deschutes to Pelton Dam (near Lake Billy Chinook). The Lower Deschutes River offers a beautiful desert canyon filled with sage brush, osprey, incredible basalt rock formations and plenty of exciting rapids.
The Deschutes River is one of the most popular rivers in Oregon. There are many attractive features to this section of the river that has made it such a popular destination. From the warm sunshine, reliable summer water flows, and easy access to numerous fun and exciting rapids, it’s not surprising that many people return to the Deschutes year after year.
River Drifters offers a number of trips on the Lower Deschutes, from half-day to five-day vacations. One of the more popular Deschutes trips is the full-day trip. You’ll cover more than 14 river miles in about five to six hours. There are numerous class III+ rapids on this section of river. Some of the exciting rapids that we will run are Wapinita, Boxcar, Surf City, Oak Springs, White River and elevator rapids.
River Drifters also offers a half-day trip for those who can set aside just a few hours. The Lower Deschutes River is perfect for families and first-timers, and even those who have been rafting for several years.
One drawback to the Deschutes River being so popular is the limited number of seats available on our trips during summer weekends. So, if you are considering rafting with us this summer, plan ahead!
Travel the Highway West to Shelter Cove Resort & Marina where you can unwind in comfortable accommodations such as lodge and cabin rentals and RV sites. Enjoy Oregon’s majestic beauty with a variety of on-site amenities including a convenient general store, boat mooring at the marina, and more.
Shelter Cove Resort & Marina also allows guests to easily access many of the areas most popular attractions and destinations. Fishing and boating on Odell Lake, cross-country skiing at the Oregon Cascades, and the serene surroundings of Deschutes National Forest and Willamette National Forest are just a few of the points of interest situated just moments away from our resort.
Rest after each adventure and stop by our cafe for some hot chocolate or gourmet burgers!
For those traveling without their own boat, we offer various boat rentals onsite. Stop by our General Store to learn more.
Looking to go home with a large catch? We have partnered with local fishing experts that provide guided tours for our guests at competitive rates.
It’s easy to build a fire with bundles of wood available for purchase on-site.
Gather around a community campfire!
We offer ski rentals for those who wish to ski on-site while staying with us.
A great place to prepare your fresh catch!
Launch your own boat or take one of ours for a spin.
You can purchase a fishing or hunting license in our convenience store.
Our shower facilities add a dash of luxury to the traditional camping experience.
Easily fill up your boat’s tank with our marine gas station.
Propane is available on-site for your cooking and camping needs.
Grab some cash on-site before embarking on an adventure.
Try an intimate stay in our historic log cabin is over 100 years old but has all the modern conveniences of today! As the train engineer’s residence back when our resort was Cascade Summit Train Station, this is great way to soak in the rich history of the area. The cabin features a queen size bed and amenities such as a wood stove and electric heat, full kitchen, and bathroom with shower. A unique camping experience!
If you are looking for a memorable vacation experience in the heart of Oregon, look no further than Shelter Cove!
Use permitted by the Deschutes National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Vacation Rental Lodge, Cabins and RV Camping
Creekside Campground is a municipal park which offers a total of 67 campsites including 25 full hook-up sites plus a separate “hiker/biker” area. Each site is equipped with a fire pit and a picnic table. The campground has restrooms and showers as well as an automated sewer discharge site. It is situated along Whychus Creek and within walking distance of downtown. A covered footbridge spans the creek and leads to Creekside Park. The campground is open from April to November during which time a camp host is on site. For more information, please call City Hall at (541) 549-6022.
Creekside Campground is located on the southeast side of town, adjacent to Whychus Creek. A footbridge spans across the creek and connects the park to Creekside Campground where the restrooms are located. This park offers picnic tables, a drinking fountain, nice lawn areas and shade trees. This park is available for public events. Please call (541) 323-5220 for more information.
For reservations, please call Julie at the new campground reservation line, at (541) 323-5218.
|Non Hook-up RV Site||$15.00/night|
|Full Hook-up RV Site (30 Amp)||$35.00|
|Full Hook-up RV Site (50 Amp)||$40.00|
|RV Dump Fee||$5.00/dump|
Hiker/Biker area has a bike rack, picnic table, fire pit, water spigot.
Showers are included in the $5.00 pp/per night fee. Maximum stay is 2 nights.
Walking distance to downtown Sisters on Wychus Creek
Located along the National Scenic Byway, known as the Oregon Outback Highway 31 is Summer Lake Hot Springs. One of the most unique, picturesque landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, Lake County, Oregon, Summer Lake Hot Springs is among the few truly unspoiled places on earth. Part of the Great Basin region of the United States, Lake County is home to numerous large alkali lakes. At the south end of Summer Lake, lies ancient artesian hot mineral springs. After a short two-hour drive from Bend, Oregon, you arrive at this magical destination.
Summer Lake Hot Springs is a sacred place for serenity, healing, and renewal. Here stars dance across the sky, while eco-friendly geothermal cabins warm your soul. Couples find time for one another while soaking in the outdoor rock pools and families gather to create lifelong memories.
Summer Lake Hot Springs is a 145-acre resort that features guest houses and cabins, campground with full RV hook up, an indoor pool, natural artesian mineral hot springs, ponds and nature trails. It is located 2 hours south-east of Bend, Oregon.
So much to see and do, you’ll be planning your next Central Oregon vacation before you finish your first. If you pick a favorite season from this outdoor recreation paradise that entices visitors year-round. World-class golf, skiing, cycling, hiking, fishing, rafting, stand up paddling and rock climbing is around every corner. With so many things to do you will need to extend our vacation. A short distance from Summer Lake Hot Springs, you will find Fort Rock Museum and historical homestead, it is worth the visit with local historians to share tales of old.
Exhausted by the activity? Kick back and soak up some sun – more than 300 days of it. This is your guilt-free vacation, because you’ll find something for everyone to do, and love, in Central Oregon.
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Soak In The Hot Spring Rock Pools
A deep basin, alpine lake located 15 miles northwest of Sisters and five miles east of Santiam Pass providing all types of water recreation activities. It’s a deep and clear lake surrounded by a mixed confier forest. Motorized and non motorized boats are allowed here, giving greater access to anglers hoping to nab a kokanee, brown trout or whitefish. There’s plenty of room for fisherman share the pristine 253-acre lake with water skiers and kayakers. Plenty of hiking and horseback trails are available in the area, as are nearly 100 campsites near every shore.
A deep basin, alpine lake located 15 miles northwest of Sisters and five miles east of Santiam Pass providing all types of water recreation activities. It’s a deep and clear lake surrounded by a mixed confier forest. Motorized and non motorized boats are allowed here, giving greater access to anglers hoping to nab a kokanee, brown trout […]
Tentsile located in Bend, Oregon is your go-to place for Tree Tents. Tentsile’s range of Tree Tents combine the versatility of a hammock with the comfort and security of a tent, allowing you and your friends to experience a new way to connect with the natural world and spend time amongst the trees.
Tentsile’s unique designs create a comfortable camp, for all seasons, no what the ground conditions, and provide increased separation from lumps, bumps, water, mud, insects – even snakes and other predators.
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Rests along the Deschutes River north of Bend
This angler’s paradise is the largest of the Cascade Lakes. The reservoir is more than 11,000 acres and features kokanee and coho salmon, rainbow trout and is known by fisherman as the best place in Oregon to catch brown trout. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed at Wickiup, which is also one of the region’s best wildlife viewing sites for nesting and migrating birds.
This angler’s paradise is the largest of the Cascade Lakes. The reservoir is more than 11,000 acres and features kokanee and coho salmon, rainbow trout and is known by fisherman as the best place in Oregon to catch brown trout. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed at Wickiup, which is also one of the region’s […]
Nestled along the Metolius River, the Hatchery raises Brown and Rainbow Trout along with Kokanee and Atlantic Salmon. They offer several display pools and a viewing pond for kids of all ages to feed the fish. Interpretive signage is available for self-guided tours or contact the Deschutes National Forest in advance to set up a group tour. The hatchery is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest. There are abundant camping, hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. And free fishing days happen throughout the year.
Nestled along the Metolius River, the Hatchery raises Brown and Rainbow Trout along with Kokanee and Atlantic Salmon. They offer several display pools and a viewing pond for kids of all ages to feed the fish. Interpretive signage is available for self-guided tours or contact the Deschutes National Forest in advance to set up a […]