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Deschutes National Forest

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Address: 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541 383 5300
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Description: 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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We checked out Lava Butte, where a volcano erupted many years ago and the lava flow leads up to Highway 97. Unfortunately at that time of year (April), we couldn't access the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Overgaard, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

my wife and i stayed 6 days in the forest, camped at lapine along the river. we did the hikes in the area and went to the national park attractions in the area. it was a very pleasant stay, the forest is beautiful, lots of wild life, very quiet and peaceful, and the river was running strong and very beautiful.... More 

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Kirkland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Spectacular trail along the river - goes for miles. The river varies from a lazy stream to a raging river with terrain from flats to walls of volcanic rock and waterfalls. You can choose to do a short, easy walk to a day-long hike. Really enjoyable.

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Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We checked out Lava Butte, where a volcano erupted many years ago and the lava flow leads up to Highway 97. Unfortunately at that time of year (April), we couldn't access the road up to the top of Lava Butte, but you can hike to the top via a paved pathway through the lava flow itself. We also embarked on... More 

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Toledo, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

God's country. Lots to do and see. Go to a search engine to see all the posibilities. Hiking, biking, horse back riding, getting back to nature. It is one of my favorite place on earth.

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Laguna Beach, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great place for hiking. The forest is very green and mossy. There are lots of creeks and a few waterfalls. If you hit it just right you'll drive from sunny greenery into a wintry wonderland! Beautiful drive.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

In season lots of Open a Water rafting. From fast and wild to rafting down the river. No charge to enter the park

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chicago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Japanese and the Finnish have researched the physiologically salutary effects of wilderness experiences. Well, I'm betting they'd love to measure reduced Cortisol levels (and the like) in this magic place. Opportunities are endless for all sorts of exhilarating experiences. As an example, I was at the recreational area at about mile 7 outside of Bend recently. I was on... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

some of the most special places I have ever seen I have traveled all over the united states and our national forest tops most it is so well taken care of so beautiful spectacular views

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a wonderful way to start the morning or to end the day. You can't beat the fresh air, sounds of water rushing down the river and the people you encounter are all very friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Love it ..not people.. but something some attractions are closed for the season.. I will be back in the summer to see all

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