LaPine State Park is located among lodgepole and ponderosa pines along the Deschutes River. Popular activities include fishing, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. Naturalist programs are provided most weekends from June to Labor Day. If you want to immerse yourself in a subalpine pine forest where the air has that high-Cascades tang, or to stay in a clean, quiet campground next to a twisting, cold river brimming with trout (and a nearby legendary fly fishing spot) and surrounded by miles of waiting-to-be-explored wilderness, LaPine State Park is your place. It offers trekkers a chance to sit smack in the middle of dozens of high-mountain lakes (in winter, near some of the best ski-spots in the land), to see eagles or red-tailed hawks grabbing breakfast, or, to just sit in a campsite pondering what you might do tomorrow.
The park is also home to Oregon’s largest ponderosa pine. Nicknamed “Big Red,” the tree is 162′ tall, 28.9′ around and may be in excess of 500 years old. The park offers 82 full-hookup sites, 47 electrical sites with water, five rustic log cabins (one pet-friendly), five deluxe log cabins (one pet-friendly), hot showers, flush toilets and more! All of the deluxe cabins and one rustic cabin are accessible to campers with disabilities (winter accessibility varies).