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  1. Deschutes National Wild and Scenic River

    The Lower Deschutes River stretches 100 miles, from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation to the Columbia River.  Winding its way through Oregon’s high desert, the Deschutes River is known for its whitewater rafting, world-class fishing, unique geology and wildlife viewing. On any given day you…

    Location: Maupin, OR 97037
  2. Deschutes Paddle Trail

    Whether you want to sea-kayak the beautiful High Cascade Lakes with sweeping mountain views, paddle a gentle section of the Lower Deschutes River among the otters, beavers and eagles, or whitewater-raft an exciting stretch of river just minutes from Downtown Bend, the Deschutes Paddle Trail…

    Location: Bend, OR
  3. Detroit Lake State Park

    Located in the Cascade Mountains, Detroit Lake State Park is the gateway to beautiful Detroit Lake. The park has a large campground bordering the lake. This is the spot for all types of water sports: fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and personal watercraft. Along with…

    Location: 44000 North Santiam Hwy SE, Detroit, OR 97342
  4. Drake Park

    Drake Park was once the site of the historic water pageant in Bend, and now it is home to numerous geese, otters and wildlife, canoe enthusiasts, fly-fishing, arts and craft events and the annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration.   Drake Park is best known…

    Location: NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR 97701
  5. Enola Hill

    Enola Hill, since time immemorial, has been a place utilized by American Indians from all around the Northwest for vision quests, ceremonies, huckleberry picking, medicine gathering, hunting, fishing and other activities at this usual and accustomed place.  It is here that nature, culture and history…

    Location: East of Rhododendron on south side of Zig Zag Mountain, Rhododendron, OR 97049
  6. Faraday Hydroelectric Project

    The Faraday Hydroelectric Project  was “green” when green was only considered a color. It has been a clean source of power for the Portland area for more than 100 years.  The engineering of the dam project is as fascinating as that stretch of the Clackamas…

    Location: Estacada, OR 97023
  7. Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

    Fern Ridge Wildlife Area is an excellent area to view wintering waterfowl. Along with ducks you’re likely to spot great blue herons, great egrets, yellow-headed blackbirds, black terns and red-shouldered hawks. Nesting osprey are viewed often in spring and summer. Fern Ridge Wildlife Area holds wetlands,…

    Location: 26969 Cantrell Road, Eugene, OR 97402
  8. Fern Ridge Wine and Wings Festival

    This festival celebrates International Migratory Bird Day.  Hosts include Secret House Winery, Cascades Raptor Center, the Audubon Society, Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Guest speakers help visitors learn about the natural environment.  The…

    Location: 26647 Hwy. 126, Veneda, OR 97487
  9. Fish Lake Guard Station

    This is not only a beautiful spot in the Cascades, but it also is a very accessible spot along Hwy. 126 that provides excellent recreational opportunites throughout the year.  You can rent out some of the historic cabins year-round and use them as a base…

    Location: Fish Lake, OR
  10. Fort Rock State Park

    Fort Rock is exactly what its name implies: it’s a rock formation that resembles a fort. Rising out of the aird and flat landscape, it’s visible from miles in every direction. It was near here that the oldest human shoes ever found (a pair of…

    Location: Cow Cave Road, Fort Rock, OR 97735
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