Share Bend This Summer

Share Bend This Summer

It’s in our nature to share the things we love. Especially those memories we make while on family vacation. Every summer, families get together for a long holiday weekend or a week-long adventure to bond, experience new things, and create lasting memories together. In Bend, Oregon, summer is full of … Continue reading

Meadow Day Use Area

Meadow Day Use Area

Located just over five miles west of Bend, this popular day use area sits along the the Deschutes River.  This site offers hiking access to the Deschutes River Trail and several areas for picnicking next to the river. There are toilets and picnic tables at this site. Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads … Continue reading

Fall River Hatchery

Fall River Hatchery

The Fall River in La Pine State Park is a well-stocked spring fed stream with gin clear water. The stream is fly fishing only with barbless hooks. Hatches of small BWO and PMD are make these small mayflies the going choice. When surface action is lacking small PT and Hares … Continue reading

Fall River Falls

Fall River Falls

The Fall River in La Pine State Park is a year-round, well-stocked spring fed stream with gin clear water. The stream is fly fishing only with barbless hooks. Abundant hatches of small (#18 & less) Blue Winged Olive and Pale Morning Dun make these small mayflies the going choice. When … Continue reading

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock

Open all year, he Wild and Scenic Crooked River at Chimney Rock provides easy access to pocket water and deep pools filled with native Redband Trout and Mountain Whitefish. Favorite flies are small (#18 & less) BWO and midges. October (#12) and Mother’s Day  (#14) caddis can provide exciting topwater … Continue reading

Tam McArthur Rim

Tam McArthur Rim

Tam McArthur Rim Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sisters, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this … Continue reading

Tumalo Mountain

Tumalo Mountain

Tumalo Mountain is an easy 4 mile round trip trail with spectacular views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor. Because it is relatively easy, and with its close proximity to Bend, this hike extremely popular not only in the summer season, but also in the winter season … Continue reading

Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls

In steps, it is only about .5 miles from the trailhead to Steelhead Falls. In terms of geologic time, it is a few million years. Colorful grooves decorate cliffs and show the erosion of time. Wildflowers dot the slopes in the spring and golden eagles soar overhead. The trail to … Continue reading

Paulina Falls

Paulina Falls

Paulina Creek Falls is a cascade and plunge waterfall from a streambed draining from Paulina Lake in Newberry National Volcanic Monument, south of Bend, Oregon. Located of thicket of majestic conifer species, Paulina Creek Falls is located just west of Paulina Lake outside of the Newberry Caldera. This double falls … Continue reading