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Address: 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541 383 5300
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Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region...

Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region extends for about 100 miles with a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains of the Cascades.

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Great Snow in the Winter, Best Hikes in the Summer

Central Oregon has so many recreational opportunities. There is always something to do. Right now it is down hill or cross country skiing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed258536
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Kennewick, Washington
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Kennewick, Washington
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125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central Oregon has so many recreational opportunities. There is always something to do. Right now it is down hill or cross country skiing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a forest. We went on some easier trails with the daughter and dog. There was mild congestion, but it was a gorgeous hike.

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Palmdale, CA
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93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

There are many snow play parks around the area and they require parking permits. We got ours at REI in Old Mill District, but a website offers the full list of places to buy the permit. We found Wanoga Sno Park about 15 minutes SW of Bend on OR 46. Sledding is to the left when you turn in, snowmobiling... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

the views are just breathtaking , nature at its stunning best ,very peaceful way to stroll and take in the wonderful views

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Charleston, West Virginia
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Such a diversity of landscapes. Hiking could be challenging as much of the forest highlights the lava flow features and quick altitude changes. Even though we were only driving through for a day, we managed to see much of the best features. Highly recommended.

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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I worked in Central Oregon last summer and spent a lot of time on the Deschutes. It had it all from range country to the Cascades. I hiked portions of the PCT, fished, mountain biked, and camped. Beautifully managed. Lots of options especially if you have a little imagination!

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Thank Luke T
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

So many beautiful hikes available and we were always impressed. Most spots less than an hour from the city.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

we were fortunate to spend a couple days exploring the area and are so pleased we took the time to do so. It is so beautiful. The roads are well maintained. The signage is excellent. Views! breathtaking! Slow down and enjoy the ride, hike the many trails.

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Marietta, Georgia
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487 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were there in October and there was a lot of Autumn color---a beautiful area with a good number of photo ops.

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Norcross, Georgia
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We traveled through the Deschutes National Forest on the way from Sisters to Salem. What a terrific choice! The road was smooth, well marked and came within feet of the lava fields. What an amazing accomplishment to cut a road through the mountain pass and among and through the lava fields. On the horizon are snowcapped mountains. This is a... More 

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