Metolius

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Named for a scenic river, Metolius is tucked between some of the region’s most idyllic outdoor destinations. Head west to Lake Billy Chinook, where three rivers converge, or try to find the mysterious balancing rocks along the Metolius River. To the east are the Ochocos, where hikers and mountain bikers spend their days exploring. After a long adventure, this peaceful town is the perfect place to recharge.

Central Oregon

Metolius is located in Central Oregon, home to alpine lakes, sparkling rivers, snowy mountains, sage-brush plains and Smith Rock, a rock-climber's paradise.

Nearby cities are: Madras, Culver, Warm Springs, and Terrebonne.

a Grant’s GetawayThe Oregon HooDoos

by Grant McOmie / September 9, 2016

What is it about Oregon’s rivers? There is nothing like acool, restful moment along the shady shoreline of a Oregon river. That sentiment is sharedfor an exciting outdoor adventure, fishing or paddling along one of our prized waterways. All…

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a Grant’s GetawayMetolius River

by Grant McOmie / August 10, 2009

Oregon’s rivers fascinate us! They offer cool, restful moments along their shady shorelines and that’s the basis for this week’s Grant’s Getaways. This week, I travel to Central Oregon to visit a river that has earned…

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an Oregon StoryPicnic with the Best Views in Central Oregon

by Jen Anderson / April 7, 2016

Whether it’s a simple sandwich or salad or the fanciest charcuterie board, packing a picnic is a relatively easy way to inspire even more delight on any Oregon road trip. Especially during spring and summer in Central Oregon, the open roads, the…

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a Grant’s GetawayLake Billy Chinook

by Grant McOmie / June 28, 2012

Many of us enjoy taking our homes on the road in summer whether in a tent, trailer or recreational vehicle – but this week’s getaway shows us a place where you take your home on the water. When Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are behind you…

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Find things to see and do In Metolius

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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