Cascade Guides Outfitters & Hook Fly Shop
Experienced Local Professional Guide Service
Cascade Guides and Outfitters, your Full Service Fly Fishing Outfitter is ready to show you the best fishing holes in Central Oregon. The staff of seasoned of professionals offer over 75 years of fly fishing experience and local knowledge of our crystal clear mountain fresh rivers and lakes to make your fishing experience a memorable one.
Cascade Guides and Outfitters provides the highest level of guiding services in Central Oregon with over 30 years fishing local waters. Our shop is a full line fishing equipment and outdoor clothing dealer. We can insure our guest that we have met the most rigorous standards in the fly fishing industry. We are license holders for both the National Forest Service and BLM lands. With our extensive licensing we are legally permitted to guide more waters than any other guide service in Central Oregon. This includes Crane Prairie Reservoir, Hosmer, East , Lava, Little Lava, Billy Chinook, Paulina, Wickiup, & Davis Lakes along with Deschutes, Crooked and Fall rivers.
Cascade Guides and Outfitters is staffed with a select group of professional guides who understand their responsibility they will provide you with an experience that is educational and enjoyable. You will find our services superior to and competitive with other non-endorsed guides. We offers half day, full day, and multi-day trips on the many rivers and lakes in the Central Oregon area along with a selection of fly fishing schools and accommodations. Considered one of the most unique trips available anywhere, our Classic Float trip utilizes wooden drift boats, bamboo rods, antique reels and silk style lines. Casting time honored patterns to rising trout. A full range of rental equipment is available to meet the needs of all types and ages of fishers. Groups and families always welcome.
Fly Rod – Reel
Boots – Waders
We offer a Fly Fishing “101” School – for both half day or full day excursion and our instructors will escort you to the river and assist you in “wadering up” proper assembly of your fly rod, rigging your fly rod with line, leader, tippet, split shot, indicator and flies. They will also instruct on safe wading techniques, entomology, reading water, stream etiquette, practical and proper casting techniques, line management, fly selection and most importantly how to relax and enjoy your fly fishing experience. After successful completion, our students are prepared to go out and fish on their own or hire one of our professional guides for more personal instruction.
The Hook Fly Shop is open year-round and as a full service dealer, we can offer you the quality you’re looking for, from flyrods and equipment to local flies tied by guides from our shop. The Cascade Guides and Outfitter staff at that shop has over 75 years of fly fishing experience, they are willing to help you in all your needs – whether it be a question on where to fish, or what flies are working best, or how to tie that fly – just ask!
Experienced Local Professional Guide Service
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
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.
Cultus Lake Resort near Bend, Oregon is a favorite Pacific Northwest destination for family vacations. Our resort has 23 rustic cabins, a general store where you can purchase anything from ice to cold beverages to fishing tackle, a BBQ restaurant where you can dine on house-smoked meats and fresh side dishes, a beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the lake, and a marina to moor your boat or Sea Doo and pontoon boat rentals for exploring the lake. Whether you are seeking a romantic wildnerness getaway for two, the perfect family vacation, or a fishing excursion with friends, Cultus Lake Resort offers a variety of activities including high-speed boating, jet skiing, freshwater fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking and more!
Dining at Cultus Lake Resort
We’ve got BBQ all summer long! Enjoy home-cooked meals with fresh sides, house-smoked meats, beer, wine, and signature cocktails. We ask that large parties of 8 or more call us at 541-408-1560 to make a reservation, preferably with 24 hour notice. Click for Menus
The Cultus Lake Resort Marina has everything you need to explore the lake! We feature a wide variety of watercraft rentals such as motorboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and jet skis. We also have a small private beach for use by Resort guests only. In addition, there is a larger public day-use area next door with a nice beach and public restrooms.
The lake is one of the few in the area that allows high-speed watercraft and is excellent for water skiing. At Cultus Lake Resort, we rent pontoon boats, Jet Skis, fishing motorboats, as well as several different types of non-motorized watercraft. We don’t have any high-speed watercraft for rent that you can use to tow skiers or tubes.
Reservations for Jet Ski’s and Pontoon Boats can be made below or by calling 541-408-1560.
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.
Time on the water is worth a thousand fish. At Deschutes River Anglers, we’ve spent over 20 years finding them, and we’re eager to show you what we’ve learned. Come enjoy a Deschutes River Fly Fishing adventure with Bend Oregon Born Guide and Outfitter Cory Godell today.
The Lower Deschutes stretches 100 miles exactly, and with our experience we can show you how to fish every inch of it.
Central Oregon born and raised, Cory is working on his second decade of guiding the Deschutes. Cory spends the majority of his winters fishing and improving steelhead habitat working for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife’s Trout Creek Project. A self-described “dry-fly nut,” Cory has a nose for rising fish and a knack for finding new spots where trout like to take a deftly-placed fly.
When the Deschutes season finally winds down, Cory shifts gears and goes to work for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. So really it is back to the river. Spring and winter he operates the smolt and adult steelhead trap on Trout Creek and helps with redd counts. This on the ground habitat work helps the future of the Deschutes fishery and brings him full circle on his love and quest for steelhead knowledge. Call us today at Deschutes River Anglers 547-771-2288
The tailwater stretch of the Owyhee River can call for a multitude of tactics in the same day for 20+ inch Browns, let us show you what to use to coax them into the net!
Deschutes River Outfitters is your full-service premiere outfitter specializing in guided single & multi-day Trout and Steelhead fly fishing pursuits on the Deschutes River. Explore the breathtaking canyon, wildlife, wild “redsides” rainbows, and steelhead on an unforgettable, fully catered camping float-trip experience. Or if time doesn’t permit, let our knowledgeable, experienced guides take you down the river on a one-day trip. Experience the world famous Deschutes and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Day & Multi-Day Trips
“The Fishing Gets Better As Soon As You Drop Below Trout Creek” It certainly does, how could the fishing not get better? The pressure drops by probably 90% once you row past the last boat ramp for 30 miles. Less pressure usually means very good things to the flyfisherman.
Even though the fishing is significantly better on Deschutes River Outfitters multi-day trips there are other reasons to go as well. Many clients have been so awestricken with the scenery and boat ride through the wildest stretch of the Deschutes they have asked me if I could take them and their spouse on just a float without the fly rods. I can’t do it…go past great fishing spots without sticking a fish or two would be just too hard on my heart.
Besides the great rock formations and the springs and waterfalls in the canyon there is a great boat ride. We go through one class IV rapid called Whitehorse and we go through two class III rapids on this float as well. The river is constantly moving. In fact, this stretch of river drops more gradient than the Colorado River does through the Grand Canyon.
The wildlife is also a calling card on this great trip. With deer, osprey, blue heron, geese, ducks, and golden eagles seen almost daily. We also see cougar, bear, and elk from time to time.
The wildlife, boat ride, and scenery are all great reasons to go on this trip but my favorite reason is the fishing. Because of the class IV rapid this takes out all but the best of oarsmen through this stretch of river. This naturally eliminates a bunch of competition.
The great part of booking a 3 or 4 day trip is that you fish your brains out if you wish. You can fish until dark and wake-up and start fishing again. Most of our clients choose to wait until after breakfast as their odds of catching fish go way up.
Guided Trout and Steelhead Fly Fishing Outfitter
A shallow lake with access from Century Drive featuring turquoise colored water and scenic views. While the fishing here isn’t going to produce any whoppers, casting a line for the rainbow and brook trout are made worthwhile thanks to the views alone.
The lake has a hike-in campground with 11 sites that’s a popular spot for folks to set up shop before hiking South Sister or embarking on any of the other hikes nearby.
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.
Nestled within the majestic South Sisters Wilderness area, Elk Lake Resort offers outdoor recreational opportunities to guests year round. Summertime is the perfect time at Elk Lake! Paddleboarding, boating, fishing, hiking, fat tire biking or just hanging out in the Historic Lodge full service bar and restaurant amidst magnificent mountains, breathtaking landscapes, and scenic views.
Winter at Elk Lake Resort is filled with crisp sunny days, breathtaking scenery, and tons of fresh powder making it a favorite destination location for snowmobilers, snowshoers, cross country skiers or those coming in via Snowcat for a cabin stay or to enjoy any of our Winter activities.
Our Event sites offer some of the most majestic and pristine lakeside scenery in all of Central Oregon! We are a popular Wedding destination site year round with an Event team that will cater to your every need. Private corporate events, family reunions, large Holiday gatherings….we have you covered!
Amenities available at Elk Lake Resort:
6 Glamping Tents (Summer only)
Full Service Bar and Restaurant
Fat Tire Bike Rental
Wedding Destination/Full Service Event team
Snowcat TransportLocated on the Cascade Lakes Hwy, Elk Lake Resort is an all-season vacation spot. Beautiful mountain views of South Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor. The restaurant at Elk Lake Resort continues their commitment to serving only the highest quality sustainable and locally grown foods.
Elk Lake Resort has rentals of kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. What a great way to spend a warm sunny day with the family. During the winter months, you can ski and snowmobile in for a stay or enjoy lunch or dinner. They also provide pick up service near Mount Bachelor for their winter guests. Be sure to put this winter escape on your short list.
Choose a cabin, deluxe home or campsite for your stay at beautiful Elk Lake!
Elk Lake Resort Restaurant continues our commitment to serving only the highest quality sustainable and locally grown foods. Our restaurant menu is constantly being updated, so come join us for some of Central Oregon’s finest home style meals.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
At Elk Lake Resort we continue to support our favorite Oregon Craft Brewers and Wine Makers. We serve fresh pints always on tap and a great selection of wines by the glass.
Elk Lake Resort offers numerous rotating choices of the finest handcrafted regional ales including, Boneyard Brewing Company, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Good Life Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing, Riverbend Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing, Worthy Brewing, and Bucha Buena Kombucha.
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One of Oregon’s most beautiful vacation destination spots
Only one word can describe the experience that you will have at Fly & Field Outfitters . . . .Family. This dream of a family owned and operated fly shop began 20 years ago. The Cook family knew to surround themselves with, passionate, experienced, and above all honest folks that truly love what they do. This “family” attitude is entrenched in every aspect of the business. Whether you are an employee, beginner fly fisher, or a veteran angler, you will be made to feel right at home. So, come and experience it for yourself.
What began as a hunch, an idea, a casual conversation between friends or family: A guided fly-fishing trip in Oregon! And now here you are! So let’s take a minute to get an overview. First, please understand that you need zero equipment to go on a guided trip with us! We supply all the essentials; rod, reel, waders, and boots are included in the cost of every trip we offer. You just need a fishing license and some flies, all of which we can provide at our shop.
It is equally important to understand that you do not need to be an experienced angler to go on a guided trip with Fly & Field Outfitters. We specialize in taking out complete beginners and getting a bent rod in their hand! Here in Central Oregon, we are fortunate to have fly fishing opportunities for people who have quite literally never picked up a rod. Check out our page on the Crooked River. It is less than an hour from our shop and full of eager, native trout and whitefish. If you’ve never fished, this is most likely where we will go. Once there, you’ll realize why!
More experienced anglers might prefer a day on the Fall River for beautiful, difficult to fool spring creek rainbows and browns. Another wonderful option is a drift down the mighty and famous Lower Deschutes for the chunky and brutally strong native Redband rainbows. Our professional river guides are on these waters year ‘round and understand what it takes to connect with fish better than anyone in the business.
Fly & Field’s flagship Oregon Guided Fishing Trip is a multi-day Deschutes Camp adventure on the Lower Deschutes River. This is one of the ultimate fly-fishing experiences you’ll ever embark on. Our guides and “baggers” (they set up camps and prepare meals – basically pamper you to death!) are amongst the most experienced in the business. This is a trip of a lifetime and we work so hard to make sure you’ll remember it forever and yearn to do it again!
Within an hour’s drive from the shop, we have the Cascade Lakes that fish wonderfully from May through October. Depending on your skill level and aspirations, we can take you to a lake where you will have lots of opportunities to catch average-sized trout or a lake where you might encounter the biggest trout of your life! Our stillwater guides have comfortable, purpose-built boats for covering as much water as necessary…in style!
All of our guides are experienced Central Oregon fly fishing anglers. We pride ourselves on being patient, encouraging, and diligent. Each of our waters demands a different approach and we customize our tackle and techniques to ensure you have the best chances of fooling fish. After all, being there is great, hooking fish is even better! Our guides will work flat out from the first cast till last to make sure you have every opportunity available to have a bent rod in your hand and a smile on your face.
Take a few minutes to check out the variety of waters, all located within an hour of Bend, Oregon. We are sure you will find one to your liking. Then take a minute to call the shop at 1-866-800-2812 and let’s talk you through every possibility and every aspect of what your day with us will consist of.
Live the experience with Fly & Field Outfitters!
Live The Experience With Fly & Field Outfitters
The Fly Fisher’s Place is one of west’s finest fly shops with 2500 dozen flies in stock, one of the largest fly selections in the region. You can trust that they will have the answers to your questions; whether you need a current fishing report, tackle advice, to order a rod or travel tips the Fly Fisher’s Place is a great store for you.
Central Oregon’s first choice for fly fishing guide trips, information, top of the line equipment from Sage, RL Winston, Beulah, Redington, Abel, Ross, Hatch, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Simms, and Patagonia plus one of Oregon’s best fly selections. If you are looking for the perfect nymph, emerger, dry, or streamer, we have it covered.
The Fly Fisher’s Place also offers over FORTY different trip options from single day trips to multi-day excursions. Customers have the choice of calling the shop at (541) 549-3474 or using the Online Booking page to book a guided fishing trip.
Experience the variety of fly fishing the Central Oregon Cascade Lakes!
Get to know all the lakes near the shop. With three different fly fishing only lakes—Sparks, Hosmer, and Davis Lakes—and a handful of other wonderful fisheries including our favorite, East Lake—there is plenty to explore.
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 […]
Oregon Adaptive Sports provides life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities. OAS offers year-round adaptive outdoor sports programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. If you or someone in your group/family is visiting Central Oregon and experiences a disability, OAS can empower you to experience the natural beauty and outdoor recreation that draw so many to our region. From skiing at Mt. Bachelor or Hoodoo to paddling among the Cascade Lakes, OAS has the adaptive sports equipment, staff, volunteers, and accessible transportation to create a successful outdoor experience for you!
Oregon Adaptive Sports is a Bend-based non-profit organization that provides life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities. OAS’ year-round program include 10 different sports and activities for all ages and abilities. Oregon Adaptive Sports is working towards a day where all of Central Oregon is a model for a fully inclusive outdoor community.
Our programs are designed to accommodate a wide range of populations with different skill levels from never-evers to elite athletes.
Bend and all of Central Oregon are known far and wide for the plethora of warm weather activities available on the East side of the Cascades. Alpine lakes, wild and scenic rivers, towering basalt cliffs and old growth ponderosas await for you to hike, climb, bike, kayak or explore.
OAS offers a full slate of summer programs for youth and adults of various populations. OAS utilizes cutting edge adaptive equipment, accessible transportation, trained staff and volunteers to create the most fun and successful experience for each individual. Summer programs kick off May 30th and will run into September.
OAS offers a variety of summer programs at a variety of locations throughout Central Oregon. Programs are offered both on recurring schedules and available for private bookings. Most programs can accommodate a wide-range of ages and abilities, though some may or may not be suitable for certain individuals. To learn more about our summer program, please go to our Summer Page
The foundation of our program, OAS has been providing adaptive ski lessons for people with disabilities since 1996. Currently, OAS offers adaptive skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo ski resorts as well as a range of Nordic/cross country ski and snowshoe opportunities throughout the area. OAS is proud to house cutting edge adaptive ski equipment to accommodate a wide range of abilities. Staff and volunteers are trained and often certified to work within several disciplines of adaptive winter sports. To learn more about our winter program, please go to our Winter Page.
Life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities
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.
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 Borne Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing lessons in Bend and Central Oregon! With trip options for beginners and experts alike, including half and full day walk in trips on the Crooked River (Our best option for the beginning fly fisher). The Crooked River is an intimate high desert stream with a great population of wild trout. Every level of angler can experience success on the Crooked River, families and small groups are welcome! Fly fishing classes and casting lessons are also available and are taught locally and on the Crooked River.
For a little more adventure, River Borne Outfitters also offers day and multiple day guided fly fishing trips on the Blue Ribbon “Wild and Scenic” Lower Deschutes River. Trips are available for both wild trout and steelhead! Deschutes River guided day trips include eight hours of fishing and a shore lunch and covers over 10 miles of river. Deschutes River guided fly fishing day trips are available from May through October. The flag ship Deschutes River trip is a 3-4 day, fully outfitted camp trip by boat into the only section of the Deschutes where the fishing and scenery are the most spectacular!
All food, camp equipment and guide services are provided.
Guided fly fishing trips and lessons on blue ribbon rivers
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.
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Named for the salmon that once frequented this stretch of the Deschutes River, Steelhead Falls plunges 20 feet into a churning pool of whitewater. It’s a bit out of the way, but anyone who has made the trip says it’s worth the trip. A quarter mile hike along the Middle Deschutes River will lead you to the roaring falls.
Named for the salmon that once frequented this stretch of the Deschutes River, Steelhead Falls plunges 20 feet into a churning pool of whitewater. It’s a bit out of the way, but anyone who has made the trip says it’s worth the trip. A quarter mile hike along the Middle Deschutes River will lead you […]
Stillwater Fly Shop in the Sunriver business park is your local fishing guides service and outfitter. Fly fish Oregon’s best Trophy Trout and Bass fisheries such as Crane Prairie Reservoir, East Lake, Davis Lake and Wickiup Reservoir on our guided trips.
Stillwater Fly Shop was first launched in 2008 with the premise that top quality gear should be available to anyone around the world. Our vision was clear: Offer the best gear to sportsmen around the globe. What first started as a couple of guys vision to offer quality brands worldwide, has now grown into something much larger.
At Stillwater Fly Shop we share the passion for being out on the water with our clients. We’re located just outside of Bend, Oregon. We’re blessed to enjoy 300+ days of sunshine per year with over 500 miles of rivers, dozens of lakes/reservoirs and over 1.6 million acres of national forest. Whether it’s enjoying the renowned Salmon fly hatch in the Spring on the Deschutes River or tackling the enormous Rainbow trout on Crane Prairie Reservoir, Central Oregon offers abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
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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 […]
The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse is a rustic resort on the shore of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon.
The original 15.5-acre property is comprised of a large timber lodge with guest rooms, fully equipped lakeside cabins, rustic camping cabins, and a boathouse restaurant with a dock and provision shop. Versions of this resort have been in continuous operation since the 1930’s. The style is a subversive embrace of the Pacific Northwest campground – a relaxed Cascade forest lodge as imagined by a gently debauched scout troop. The focus is on public social spaces: convivial gathering places grounded in the bounty of Oregon food and drink and geared towards the activities and beauty of a forest lake.
Suttle Lodge & Boathouse is a year-round retreat with a camp-like feel, there will be canoe, kayak and SUP rentals, hiking, fishing, swimming, a beer garden and lawn games, arts-and-crafts workshops, music events, a huge roaring fireplace to read or sip bourbon by; snowshoe and Nordic ski trails, nearby hot springs, and a downhill ski slope- HooDoo is just ten minutes away.
If your are visiting Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, you will find breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Boathouse also serves beer, wine and coffee. We even sell groceries, provisions, souvenirs; boat rentals, kayaks, canoes, and SUPS. We are open from sun up to sun down.
We are a short drive into world-class golf at Black Butte Ranch. There you will find the Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow golf courses, just waiting for you to bring your friends and family and play golf. The nearby town of Sisters sports wild-west store fronts for their main street and down-home hospitality.
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Beautiful rustic resort on the shores of Suttle Lake
Todd Lake is an ideal place for a picnic, trout fishing, a paddle or a hike. It’s one of the easiest high-mountain lake to access so it’s popular for families in Bend wanting a quick getaway and visitors looking for a quick alpine experience without having to be overly adventurous. At 6,150 feet, Todd Lake is the highest of the Cascade Lakes sitting near the base of Broken Top, and just a half mile off the scenic byway. It’s a great spot for shoreline fishing as well as it’s illegal to fish from anything that floats and no motorized boats are allowed.
Todd Lake is an ideal place for a picnic, trout fishing, a paddle or a hike. It’s one of the easiest high-mountain lake to access so it’s popular for families in Bend wanting a quick getaway and visitors looking for a quick alpine experience without having to be overly adventurous. At 6,150 feet, Todd Lake is the […]
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 […]