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Outdoor amphitheater hosting seasonal outdoor activities and concerts. Free concerts on Sunday in Summer.<\/p>","post_name":"les-schwab-amphitheater","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0466","lng":"-121.318","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/theater\/les-schwab-amphitheater\/","terms":"a Theater<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"1":{"ID":"1302","post_title":"The Old Mill District","post_content":"

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors.  More than 55 local, regional and national retail outlets and businesses call the Old Mill District home, as does the park-like Les Schwab Amphitheater which can accommodate up to 8,000 patrons for concerts and other events.  The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living and entertainment experience. <\/p>","post_name":"the-old-mill-district","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0438","lng":"-121.315","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/the-old-mill-district\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"2":{"ID":"4343008","post_title":"Cycle Pub","post_content":"

The Cycle Pub brings a whole new experience to fans of fine craft beer. As the name implies, the Cycle Pub incorporates two favorite pastimes, bikes and beer. Appearing much like a trolley or cable car, we add a twist--riders provide the horsepower by pedaling this passenger “bike” while enjoying the various sights and attractions of Bend. We provide the driver, so riders can legally enjoy a local fine crafted beer or glass of wine en route, and bring snacks aboard to keep the energy high. Throw in some live music, a catered lunch or dinner, or even a bartender to enhance your ride.<\/p>","post_name":"cycle-pub","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0508","lng":"-121.316","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/tour-companies\/cycle-pub\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"3":{"ID":"4564930","post_title":"The Bend Tour Company","post_content":"

The Bend Tour Company is the “Tour Company de Force” for all things tour in Bend and Central Oregon offering informative and entertaining tours of Bend, Oregon highlighting the cities great history, sights, attractions and events, as well as its exceptional shopping, eateries and award winning breweries. Our many tours are designed for our guests to experience all that Bend has to offer!<\/p>","post_name":"the-bend-tour-company","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0508","lng":"-121.316","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/tour-companies\/the-bend-tour-company\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"4":{"ID":"772","post_title":"Drake Park","post_content":"

This may be Bend's most popular outdoor public gathering place, so it receives more human use than any other city park. With majestic ponderosa pine and deciduous hardwoods throughout, it fronts the Deschutes River at Mirror Pond and is adjacent to downtown shops. Scheduled summer events are many and diverse, so weekdays and early morning are usually best for finding `wild` wildlife.<\/p>","post_name":"drake-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0595","lng":"-121.32","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/drake-park\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"5":{"ID":"672850","post_title":"Deschutes Historical Museum","post_content":"Museum of history of Bend located near Downtown Bend.","post_name":"deschutes-historical-museum","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0554","lng":"-121.317","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/museums-interpretive-centers\/deschutes-historical-museum\/","terms":"a Museums & Interpretive Center<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"6":{"ID":"665139","post_title":"Bend Factory Stores","post_content":"Expect to save 30-70% over retail. Shops include Nike, GNC, Carters, Columbia Sportswear, and more.","post_name":"bend-factory-stores","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0279","lng":"-121.313","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/shopping\/bend-factory-stores\/","terms":"a Shopping<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"7":{"ID":"665536","post_title":"Tower Theatre","post_content":"

The Tower Theatre is Central Oregon’s Center Stage for local and international performances. Renovated in 2002, the Tower is located in the heart of historic downtown Bend, OR and offers something for everyone.<\/p>","post_name":"tower-theatre","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0585","lng":"-121.315","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/theater\/performing-arts\/tower-theatre\/","terms":"a Theater<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"8":{"ID":"800969","post_title":"GETIT Shuttle Tours","post_content":"

GETIT Shuttle offers one twelve passenger, wheelchair accessible, bio-diesel fueled Sprinter shuttle and two pedal-powered pedicabs for specialized and unique tours of the Bend area, private charters, special event shuttles and general transport services.<\/p>\r\n

Reserve GETIT Shuttle for transportation to\/from Bend Airport, Redmond Airport (Roberts Field), Sunriver Airport and many other Central Oregon destinations. Or hire GETIT Shuttle for charter services at events such as weddings, reunions, business meetings, fundraisers, birthday parties, bachelor\/bachelorette parties and any other event your hosting that is in need of shuttle\/pedicab services.<\/p>\r\n

GETIT Shuttle’s activity\/adventure tours are family friendly and open to people of all experience levels and our tours and services are tailored to meet the needs of small and medium sized groups.<\/p>","post_name":"getit-shuttle-tours","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0582","lng":"-121.315","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/tour-companies\/getit-shuttle-tours\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"9":{"ID":"738","post_title":"CTC Cascades Theatrical Company","post_content":"Central Oregon's oldest community theatre.","post_name":"ctc-cascades-theatrical-company","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0601","lng":"-121.31","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/theater\/ctc-cascades-theatrical-company\/","terms":"a Theater<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"10":{"ID":"1481731","post_title":"The Workhouse","post_content":"

A collective of more than 40 local artists selling handmade soaps, metal works, home decor, clothing and more. <\/p>","post_name":"the-workhouse","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.051","lng":"-121.305","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/shopping\/the-workhouse\/","terms":"a Shopping<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"11":{"ID":"569","post_title":"2nd Street Theatre","post_content":"

Local repertory company performing up to 7 shows annually.<\/p>","post_name":"2nd-street-theatre","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0621","lng":"-121.304","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/theater\/2nd-street-theatre\/","terms":"a Theater<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"12":{"ID":"1150833","post_title":"Central Oregon Symphony","post_content":"

The Central Oregon Symphony is unique – its musicians are not paid - they devote countless volunteer hours to the task of creating a magical, full season of classical concerts for all members of our community to enjoy. This combined with unique partnerships in the community and our generous donor base; we are able to provide unreserved tickets at no cost, making this substantial art form available to everybody in the community. From modest beginnings in 1967, the orchestra has grown to become a major player in the local fine arts scene. Last year, over 8,000 individuals, children and families enjoyed symphony concerts. <\/p>","post_name":"central-oregon-symphony","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0532","lng":"-121.295","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/performing-arts\/central-oregon-symphony\/","terms":"a Performing Art<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"13":{"ID":"1268","post_title":"Sun Mountain Fun Center","post_content":"At Sun Mountain Fun Center people of all ages will have tons of fun. They can get rolling with some bowling, play all day long in our huge arcade or play some redemption games and win prizes. They can also speed to the finish line in a sporty go-kart or swing through 18 holes of miniature golf.","post_name":"sun-mountain-fun-center","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0839","lng":"-121.303","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/amusement-parks\/sun-mountain-fun-center\/","terms":"an Amusement Park<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"14":{"ID":"1225","post_title":"Seventh Mountain Skating Rink","post_content":"

Outdoor skating rink at Seventh Mountain Resort. Usually open November-April.<\/p>","post_name":"seventh-mountain-skating-rink","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.998","lng":"-121.394","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/seventh-mountain-skating-rink\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"15":{"ID":"886","post_title":"High Desert Museum","post_content":"

This one-of-a kind museum reveals the nature of things in the West’s High Desert through artful exhibits, engaging animals, interactive programs and meaningful history.<\/p>\r\n

The High Desert Museum has been inspiring families since 1982, and is rated as a top Central Oregon attraction by Trip Advisor. Experience a close encounter with native wildlife such as an owl, otter, bobcat, porcupine or eagle. Talk with historic characters who share the tales of early Oregon settlers. Walk through time to explore the history of the west, and delight your kids with fun, hands-on programs. Dine and shop at the Rimrock Café and Silver Sage Trading Store. Open daily and we're closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Rates and hours at www.highdesertmuseum.org<\/a>.<\/p>","post_name":"high-desert-museum","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.9705","lng":"-121.346","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/art-galleries\/museums-interpretive-centers\/high-desert-museum\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"16":{"ID":"4762515","post_title":"Ramblin' Vans","post_content":"

At some point, adventuring and exploration became the foundation of our lives. We live to see what lies around the next bend in the road, over the next peak, or just downstream. We believe life is an adventure...and should involve getting off the beaten path. Most of us blessed with wanderlust have owned a hodge-podge collection of camper vehicles. We’ve experienced sleeping in the back of a pick-up, wrangling a VW van on a gusty day, or wishing the back of our Subaru was just a little bit longer.
\r\n….. Always dreaming of the vehicle that might fit our lifestyle perfectly.
\r\nAnd so we bring you Ramblin’Vans. Consider the leg-work done and begin your own adventure. We invite you to get behind the wheel and away from it all.
\r\nRamble on.<\/p>","post_name":"ramblin-vans","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0793","lng":"-121.278","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/tour-companies\/ramblin-vans\/","terms":"a
Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"17":{"ID":"4762516","post_title":"Bicycle Rides NW","post_content":"

We provide fully supported scenic bicycling adventures to discover the beauty of the Northwest and the heart and soul of its communities since 1987.<\/p>","post_name":"bicycle-rides-nw","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.14","lng":"-121.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/tour-companies\/bicycle-rides-nw\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"18":{"ID":"971","post_title":"Lava Lands Visitor Center","post_content":"At Lava Butte on Hwy 97 South of Bend is the Interpretive Center for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. NW Forest Pass Required.","post_name":"lava-lands-visitor-center","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.908","lng":"-121.358","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/museums-interpretive-centers\/lava-lands-visitor-center\/","terms":"a Museums & Interpretive Center<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"19":{"ID":"490619","post_title":"The Sunriver Mall Skating Rink","post_content":"

Outdoor skating rink at Sunriver Resort. Usually open November-April.<\/p>","post_name":"the-sunriver-mall-skating-rink","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.8762","lng":"-121.456","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/the-sunriver-mall-skating-rink\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"20":{"ID":"1271","post_title":"Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory","post_content":"Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is a private, not-for-profit, scientific and educational organization in Sunriver, Oregon. \n

\nInterpretive exhibits, educational programs, birds of prey, a botanical garden, nature trail, observatory, and enthusiastic staff and volunteers provide a fun and thoughtful view of our natural world. The Observatory houses telescopes ranging in size from 4\u201d to 20\u201d. The Observatory also offers daytime solar viewing utilizing special filters. We are pet friendly.","post_name":"sunriver-nature-center-observatory","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.8684","lng":"-121.46","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/museums-interpretive-centers\/sunriver-nature-center-observatory\/","terms":"a
Museums & Interpretive Center<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"21":{"ID":"4216","post_title":"Tumalo Falls","post_content":"

Majestic waterfall with hiking trails and day-use area.<\/p>","post_name":"tumalo-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.0338","lng":"-121.567","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/tumalo-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},"22":{"ID":"1305587","post_title":"Oregon Dual Sport Rental & Adventures","post_content":"

We are Oregon Dual Sport Rental & Adventures. Located just south of Bend\/Sunriver, Oregon, where you will find the most diverse and spectacular dual sport riding terrain the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Rent one of our dual sport motorcycles for an easy day ride to Crater Lake National Park, Smith Rock, Mt. Bachelor, or to explore the endless unpaved roads that surround us. If you're looking for an extended adventure, we also rent by the week. On road, or off, rent one of our bikes, and see what you've been missing!<\/p>","post_name":"oregon-dual-sport-rental-adventures","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.8307","lng":"-121.46","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/oregon-dual-sport-rental-adventures\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"23":{"ID":"168287","post_title":"Dry Canyon Trail","post_content":"

The trail cuts through a lovely canyon right in the middle of town. Basalt rock cliffs line either side of the wide canyon, which is filled with tall grasses and twisted juniper trees.<\/p>\r\n

- GETTING THERE: Drive north on Highway 97 and turn left on Pershall Road and left again at the City of Redmond Dry Canyon Trail sign. Then take the right fork at the City of Redmond Water Pollution Control facility to the parking lot.<\/p>\r\n

- ROUND-TRIP DISTANCE: About four miles.<\/p>\r\n

- DIFFICULTY: Flat terrain; easy to moderate, depending on distance.<\/p>\r\n

- ACCESS: Hikers, bikers, runners.<\/p>\r\n

- PERMITS: None required.<\/p>","post_name":"dry-canyon-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.2764","lng":"-121.184","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/dry-canyon-trail\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"24":{"ID":"1353229","post_title":"Redmond Ice Skating Rink","post_content":"

The Ice Skate Rink is conveniently located in downtown Redmond across from Centennial Park.  
FREE skate Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, for those people who have their own skates.  
Rental skates, music, regular ice grooming and staff are available Monday – Thursday 3:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 2:00 – 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00-9:00 p.m.  The skate fee during these times is $4 per person including rental skates, or $1 with own skates.<\/p>","post_name":"redmond-ice-skating-rink","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.2727","lng":"-121.175","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/redmond-ice-skating-rink\/","terms":"an
Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"25":{"ID":"1305585","post_title":"MOTOFantasy","post_content":"

Moto-Fantasy is the motorcycle destination vacation experience. Combining 4 decades of riding with 2 decades of lodging and hospitality to thousands of guests from over 28 countries, we've created the ultimate gear head experience, your own Moto-Fantasy.<\/p>","post_name":"motofantasy","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.7522","lng":"-121.491","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/tour-companies\/motofantasy\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"26":{"ID":"23555","post_title":"Clear Lake","post_content":"

Clear Lake, the source of the famous McKenzie River, was formed more than 3,000 years ago when volcanic lava flow blocked a stream bed. The spring-fed lake is exceptionally clear, with visibility to the bottom more than 100 feet down in some spots – with the ghostly trunks of cold-preserved trees rising from the bottom. The lake is kept in pristine condition by limiting boat traffic to muscle power only. There are very few contaminants introduced into the lake, keeping it clear and ecologically sound.<\/p>\r\n

The SCUBA diving in Clear Lake is amazing. Clear Lake is known to be one of the most exceptional freshwater diving spots in the United States. There is so much natural beauty to experience, with breathtaking visibility. Although it is considered a high-altitude dive (elev 3,012 feet), the average dive depth is 40 feet, offering easy access to most divers. This is a must dive for anyone wanting to experience Caribbean-clear diving without having to travel outside the country. <\/p>","post_name":"clear-lake","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.291","lng":"-121.549","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/clear-lake\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"27":{"ID":"4143676","post_title":"Your Store","post_content":"","post_name":"your-store","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.2915","lng":"-121.551","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/shopping\/your-store\/","terms":"a Shopping<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"28":{"ID":"1042","post_title":"Mt Bachelor","post_content":"

Mt. Bachelor is one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas.
Only 20 minutes form Bend and Sunriver, Mt. Bachelor, a 9,065-foot volcanic cone, offers world-class skiing and snowboarding from November through May. Famous for its deep, dry powder, the mountain annually plays host to Olympic hopefuls and international competitions, as well as families looking for winter fun. With 3,683 acres of terrain served by a network of ten lifts, seven of which are high-speed quads, there’s room for every interest and ability. In addition to the world-renowned downhill skiing and snowboarding; snowshoeing tours, sled dog rides and Nordic skiing are all offered on site.

More info:<\/strong>

Average annual snowfall:<\/strong> 370 inches
Base elevation:<\/strong> 6300 ft.
Vertical elevation:<\/strong> 3365 ft.
Longest Run:<\/strong> 1.5 miles
Ski Acres:<\/strong> 3683 acres
Lifts:<\/strong> 7
Trail Info:<\/strong> 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 35% advanced, 25% expert
Nordic:<\/strong> Full-service Nordic center open daily, with 56 kilometers of groomed track
Ski School:<\/strong> Yes
Snowboarding Profile:<\/strong> Offering something for everyone, Bachelor has four terrain parks, which allowed them to host the U.S. Chevy Truck Snowboard Grand Prix, an Olympic qualifying event (June 6-9, 2006). The mountain is also home to the first pipe on the West Coast and a mile-long air chamber studded with jumps, boxes and bars.<\/p>","post_name":"mt-bachelor","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.9895","lng":"-121.688","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/oregon-adventurecation\/mt-bachelor\/","terms":"a
Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"29":{"ID":"1052","post_title":"Newberry National Volcanic Monument","post_content":"

Halfway between Bend and Sunriver, the area's geographic wonders begin to unfold. Open seasonally, the Lava Land Visitor Center at Lava Butte provides a great introduction to the region’s volcanic landscape through interpretive displays and self-guided tours. Travel a few miles south and you’ll find Newberry Crater, an 18-mile caldera containing East Lake, Paulina Lake, Paulina Falls and the country’s largest obsidian lava flow.<\/p>","post_name":"newberry-national-volcanic-monument","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.69","lng":"-121.25","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/newberry-national-volcanic-monument\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"30":{"ID":"1325","post_title":"Three Sisters","post_content":"The Three Sisters area contains 5 large cones of Quaternary age-- North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor. North Sister and Broken Top are deeply dissected and probably have been inactive for at least 100,000 years. Middle Sister is younger than North Sister, and was active in late Pleistocene but not postglacial time. South Sister is the least dissected; its basaltic andesite summit cone has a well preserved crater. Most of South Sister predates late Wisconsin glaciation and is therefore older than 25,000 years; however, eruptions of rhyolite from flank vents have occurred as recently as 2,000 years ago. -- Hoblitt, et.al., 1987 \n\nDetails:\n- North Sister, 3,074 meters (10,085 feet)\n- Middle Sister, 3,062 meters 10,047 feet) \n- South Sister, 3,157 meters, (10,358 feet)","post_name":"three-sisters","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3192","lng":"-121.577","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/three-sisters\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"31":{"ID":"751","post_title":"Dee Wright Observatory","post_content":"

The Dee Wright Observatory is a stone memorial to the famed architect Dee Wright. It is located in the middle of a massive lava flow and offers panoramic views of the Cascade Mountain Range, as far north as Mt. Hood. A barrier free access trail takes visitors to an interpretive court, offering information on the history of the structure built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corp. At the top of the observatory, a bronze peak finder points to geologic features amidst sweeping lava fields. The half-mile Lava River Interpretive Trail takes visitors on a 30-minute walk on a paved surface through lava flows with spectacular vistas of the surrounding landscape.<\/p>","post_name":"dee-wright-observatory-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3195","lng":"-121.577","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/dee-wright-observatory-2\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"32":{"ID":"5628","post_title":"Smith Rock State Park","post_content":"

Smith Rock State Park is an international rock climbing destination. In addition, the park offers offers visitors camping, picnicking, fishing , hiking, and wildlife watching.<\/p>

There are several thousand climbing routes in Smith Rock State Park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. The park also offers miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver. Due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of the park, park rangers enforce the animal leash law and strongly encourage all park users to stay on trails.<\/p>\r\n

Vital stats: A small day-use fee or an annual parks pass is required for day-use of the park. A walk-in bivouac area serves visitors who want to camp overnight. No RV's and no campfires are permitted in the camping area.<\/p>\r\n

Smith Rock was one of several Central Oregon locations featured in the Kevin Costner film The Postman<\/a>.<\/p><\/p>","post_name":"smith-rock-state-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3693","lng":"-121.138","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/forests-parks-refuges\/state-parks\/smith-rock-state-park\/","terms":"a State Park<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"33":{"ID":"3672369","post_title":"Smith Rock","post_content":"

At Smith Rock, towers of volcanic ash rise like the spires of a cathedral out of the sage and dust of the high desert at the birthplace of American sport climbing. Whether you come for the climb or come to unwind, you’ll see why Smith Rock is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.<\/p>\r\n

Thousands of routes attract climbers from every part of the globe, including more than a thousand bolted routes. Cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels. There is sport climbing, traditional climbing and bouldering. Hiking and mountain biking and opportunities to spot golden eagles, prairie falcons, river otter and beaver in the park attract even those who don’t come for the climb.<\/p>\r\n

Situated in Central Oregon, home to 300 days of sun a year, Smith Rock is located in an outdoor adventurer’s playground. Golfing, caving, paddle boarding on the Deschutes and skiing Mt. Bachelor are all close by. Mountain bikers can hit Phil’s Trail, while cyclists can take their pick of five scenic bikeways with names like Madras Mountain Views and Sisters to Smith Rock. Hikers will want to explore the obsidian lava flows at Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument, where astronauts trained to walk on the moon. And craft beer fans, you have your pick of 24 breweries and counting in Central Oregon - 17 in Bend alone.<\/p>","post_name":"smith-rock","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3693","lng":"-121.138","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/smith-rock\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"34":{"ID":"752","post_title":"Dee Wright Observatory","post_content":"

This historic observatory, built of lava rock, offers panoramic views of Cascade Mountain peaks. There are interpretive panels, a half-mile (0.8 km) paved trail through lava flows, and a wheelchair accessible trail up into the observatory.<\/p>","post_name":"dee-wright-observatory","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.2607","lng":"-121.798","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/dee-wright-observatory\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"35":{"ID":"873","post_title":"Headwaters of the Metolius","post_content":"

Where the Metolius River bubbles out of a hole in the ground and grows to a river.<\/p>","post_name":"headwaters-of-the-metolius","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.4821","lng":"-121.593","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/headwaters-of-the-metolius\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"36":{"ID":"665640","post_title":"Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery","post_content":"

Five miles downstream from Camp Sherman, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife operates an impresive fish hatchery. Atlantic Salmon, brook and rainbow trout, and kikanee salmon are raised, totalling over 2.6 million fish annually.<\/p>","post_name":"wizard-falls-fish-hatchery","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.4821","lng":"-121.593","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/wizard-falls-fish-hatchery\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"37":{"ID":"672821","post_title":"Camp Sherman Area","post_content":"

Metolius River hiking trails, fishing and camping. Fish Hatchery.<\/p>","post_name":"camp-sherman-area","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.4606","lng":"-121.64","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/camp-sherman-area\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"38":{"ID":"3644670","post_title":"Book & Bean","post_content":"

Prineville Oregon's bookstore & coffee shop with a little something for everyone to enjoy.<\/p>","post_name":"book-bean","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3036","lng":"-120.847","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/shopping\/book-bean\/","terms":"a Shopping<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"39":{"ID":"4576628","post_title":"Good Bike Co. LLC - Tours","post_content":"

Good Bike Co. LLC is an independent bicycle shop that focuses on personalizing your bicycle travel and riding experience. Join us in the most bike friendly state for a tour of our beautiful Scenic Bikeways, gravel rides, or on our world class single-track. Please stop by our shop in Prineville, OR, now known as the best little bike town that no one has ever heard of.<\/p>","post_name":"good-bike-co-llc-tours","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3027","lng":"-120.845","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/tour-companies\/good-bike-co-llc-tours\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"40":{"ID":"1193","post_title":"Round Butte Dam","post_content":"Scenic area near Madras above Lake Billy Chinook with Interpretive Center.","post_name":"round-butte-dam","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.6033","lng":"-121.277","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/round-butte-dam\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"41":{"ID":"644","post_title":"Bowman Dam","post_content":"Great fishing and camping area east of Bend and south of Prineville.","post_name":"bowman-dam","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.2999","lng":"-120.834","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/bowman-dam\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"42":{"ID":"734","post_title":"Crooked River","post_content":"This segment provides expert class IV-V kayaking\/rafting during spring runoff. A portion of the river, from the Ochoco National Forest to Opal Springs, flows through scenic vertical basalt canyons","post_name":"crooked-river","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3031","lng":"-120.811","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/crooked-river\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"43":{"ID":"1163","post_title":"Proxy Falls","post_content":"

Day Use Fee Area\/Northwest Forest Pass. A true sense of deep-forest solitude and mountain beauty is found at Proxy Falls. Travel along the 1+ mile (1.6 km) loop trail through open lava fields and dense forest to view two distinctly different waterfalls.<\/p>","post_name":"proxy-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.1624","lng":"-121.928","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/proxy-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"44":{"ID":"1065","post_title":"Ochoco Reservoir","post_content":"Great fishing and camping along this reservoir near Prineville.","post_name":"ochoco-reservoir","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3034","lng":"-120.735","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/ochoco-reservoir\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"217":{"ID":"628","post_title":"Belknap Hot Springs","post_content":"

Located at Belknap Lodge on the McKenzie River, about 60 miles east of Eugene. It features two swimming pools heated by hot mineral water.<\/p>","post_name":"belknap-hot-springs","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.1855","lng":"-122.059","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/belknap-hot-springs\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"218":{"ID":"1197","post_title":"Sahalie Falls","post_content":"

Sahalie Falls plunges 100 feet (30 m) over a lava dam and then tumbles 40 feet (12 m) in a series of cascades. The Sahalie Falls viewpoint is wheelchair accessible. Koosah Falls, one mile (1.6 km) east by trail, drops 70 feet (21 m) into a deep pool.<\/p>","post_name":"sahalie-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3491","lng":"-121.997","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/sahalie-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},"219":{"ID":"4725940","post_title":"Tamolitch Falls - The Blue Pool","post_content":"","post_name":"tamolitch-falls-the-blue-pool","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3118","lng":"-122.026","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/tamolitch-falls-the-blue-pool\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"261":{"ID":"983","post_title":"Lithan Falls","post_content":"

Steep cascade down 50-100 feet (15-30 m) on Nettie Creek. Go along Salmon Creek Road #24 east to the end of the pavement at the creek crossing. Continue 2.5 to 3 miles (4-4.8 km), crossing Salmon Creek a second time. Turn right (south) at Black Creek R<\/p>","post_name":"lithan-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.6986","lng":"-122.09","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/lithan-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},"262":{"ID":"93605","post_title":"Willamette Pass","post_content":"

Willamette Pass serves Eugene and the upper Willamette Valley but also is attractive for traveling skiers because of the variety of lodges nearby. While everyone in the family will enjoy the terrain at Willamette, advanced skiers will pick eight black diamond runs. There's night skiing and a 1,563 vertical drop. Choose from 29 runs and terrain from beginner to expert, including Oregon’s only six-passenger chair and spring gondola skiing from the summit. This family-oriented Central Oregon resort includes an activity center for skiers with children. 

More info:<\/strong> 

Average annual snowfall:<\/strong> 430 inches 
Base elevation:<\/strong> 5120 ft. 
Vertical elevation:<\/strong> 1563 ft. 
Longest Run:<\/strong> 2.1 miles 
Ski Acres:<\/strong> 550 acres 
Lifts:<\/strong> 7 (1 high speed, 4 triples, 1 double, 1 surface) 
Trail Info:<\/strong> 21% beginner, 45% intermediate, 34% advanced 
Ski School:<\/strong> Yes 
Snowboarding Profile:<\/strong> Head for the backside of the mountain to find the snowboarders’ hangout. After cruising through the terrain park, most riders step out of their boards and trudge back up the Down Under run. Who needs the chairlift?<\/p>","post_name":"willamette-pass","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.6019","lng":"-122.031","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/mountains-hills\/willamette-pass\/","terms":"a
Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"265":{"ID":"762","post_title":"Diamond Creek Falls","post_content":"

(Lower Falls) Tiered falls drop 200-250 feet (61-76 m) to the stream below. (Diamond Creek Falls) 70-90 foot (21-27 m) downward flow into a fan-like shape. Follow Diamond Creek Falls Trail #3598 for 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the lower falls and 1.3 miles (2.09km).<\/p>","post_name":"diamond-creek-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.6082","lng":"-122.144","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/diamond-creek-falls\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"266":{"ID":"805","post_title":"Fall Creek Falls","post_content":"

(Lower Falls) Double waterfall that totals 30-50 feet (9-15 m). (Falls Creek Falls) 40-60 foot (12-18 m) drop visible from trail. (Upper Falls) Descends 50-80 feet (15-24 m). Near Diamond Creek Falls on Cician Lake Trail #3662.<\/p>","post_name":"fall-creek-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.5931","lng":"-122.138","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/fall-creek-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},"306":{"ID":"860","post_title":"H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest","post_content":"

Neslted in the central Cascade Range of Oregon, the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest is a living laboratory that provides unparalleled opportunities for the study of forest and stream ecosystems.<\/p>","post_name":"h-j-andrews-experimental-forest","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.381","lng":"-122.17","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/h-j-andrews-experimental-forest\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"307":{"ID":"957","post_title":"Koosah Falls","post_content":"

Falls 80-120 feet (24-37 m) over an abrupt lava cap to the waiting pool below. Take Highway 126, turn left at Ice Cap Campground, then to a small parking area.<\/p>","post_name":"koosah-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3842","lng":"-122.171","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/koosah-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"308":{"ID":"665162","post_title":"Terwilliger Hot Springs (Cougar Hot Springs)","post_content":"

Located about an hour and twenty minutes out of Eugene on Highway 126. Approximately 1\/2 mile (.8 km) hike to natural hot spring area. No camping.<\/p>","post_name":"terwilliger-hot-springs-cougar-hot-springs","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.3842","lng":"-122.171","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/terwilliger-hot-springs-cougar-hot-springs\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"313":{"ID":"201985","post_title":"Mt. Jefferson","post_content":"

Mt. Jefferson is the dominant feature of this High Cascades area, along with Three Fingered Jack (7,841 feet). Mt. Jefferson's slopes are mantled by five glaciers: Whitewater, Waldo, Milk Creek, Russell, and Jefferson Park. Other geographic features include steep talus slopes, rock outcrops, and alpine meadows. There are over 150 lakes, many stocked with trout.

Mt. Jefferson Wilderness covers 111,177 total acres. There are 163 miles of trail within this wilderness including a 40 mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail. Vegetation is predominantly Douglas-fir, silver fir, sub-alpine fir, mountain hemlock, lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, several species of cedar as well as species like vine maple, huckleberry and rhododendron.

Information Courtesy of:
US Forest Service<\/a><\/em><\/p>","post_name":"mt-jefferson","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"44.6743","lng":"-121.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/mt-jefferson\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"315":{"ID":"1009","post_title":"McCredie Hot Springs","post_content":"

McCredie is accessible and popular. Picnic areas and campgrounds are nearby. Clothing not required. Located right outside of Oakridge, on Highway 58.<\/p>","post_name":"mccredie-hot-springs","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.7289","lng":"-122.357","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/mccredie-hot-springs\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},"316":{"ID":"1203","post_title":"Salmon Creek Falls","post_content":"

Take Highway 58 to Salmon Creek Hatchery Road at Oakridge, and then a right turn onto Salmon Creek Road.<\/p>","post_name":"salmon-creek-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.7289","lng":"-122.357","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/salmon-creek-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"317":{"ID":"1204","post_title":"Salt Creek Falls","post_content":"

Day Use Fee Area\/Northwest Forest Pass. Oregon's second highest waterfall, Salt Creek Falls is a popular place for visitors to relax. Viewing platforms are wheelchair accessible and allow sightseers to view the entire 286-foot (87-m) plunge of Salt Creek.<\/p>","post_name":"salt-creek-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.7289","lng":"-122.357","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/salt-creek-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},"318":{"ID":"664803","post_title":"Waldo Lake","post_content":"

Day Use Fee Area\/Northwest Forest Pass. Formed by glaciers 10,000 years ago, Waldo Lake is one of the purest lakes in the world. The lake bottom is visible on a calm day through 100 feet (30 m) of indigo water.<\/p>","post_name":"waldo-lake","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.7289","lng":"-122.357","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/waldo-lake\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"455":{"ID":"664924","post_title":"Willamette Fish Hatchery","post_content":"

Come play a round of miniature golf that marks the travels of a fish from the Columbia River to the ocean. Enjoy the park facilities, museum, picnic area and upland game birds! View the salmon and sturgeon and feed the trout. Self-guided tours daily.<\/p>","post_name":"willamette-fish-hatchery","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.746","lng":"-122.445","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/willamette-fish-hatchery\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"459":{"ID":"1960793","post_title":"Oregon Adventures","post_content":"

Oregon Adventures has access to hundreds of miles of world-class single-track on dozens of trails. Our shuttle service and mountain bike tours are based out of Oakridge, Oregon – a unique, small, charming town and \"The Mountain Biking Capital of the Northwest.\" Oregon Adventures is the only locally owned and operated mountain bike tour company in the Oakridge area. Our staff and guides are friendly locals that live in and know our area.<\/p>","post_name":"oregon-adventures-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.7465","lng":"-122.462","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/oregon-adventures-2\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},"534":{"ID":"159344","post_title":"Watson Falls","post_content":"

One of the highest waterfalls in Oregon, Watson Falls plunges 272 feet to its moss-covered base, and is an easy 0.8 mile hike round-trip with a 300 foot elevation gain. Located along Highway 138, Watson Falls is one of a string of waterfalls whose trail heads are easily accessed from the highway, and is a quick stop during any trip through the area.The Watson Falls trail leaves from a parking lot, and climbs up a short, somewhat steep but well-tended path, and crosses a series of bridges at the base of the falls.<\/p>","post_name":"watson-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.2415","lng":"-122.39","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/watson-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},"537":{"ID":"665189","post_title":"Toketee Falls","post_content":"

Toketee Falls is tucked deep inside a columnar basalt canyon on the North Umpqua River. Carved from ancient columnar basalt, Toketee Falls drops approximately 120 feet (36 meters).<\/p>","post_name":"toketee-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"43.2758","lng":"-122.45","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/toketee-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},"541":{"ID":"731","post_title":"Crater Lake","post_content":"

From high atop the rim of Crater Lake, you can see what a wonder the world really is. A hike down to the water reveals new wonders. The water is so blue, so deep, it’s no surprise it’s the deepest lake in America, and one of the deepest on earth. That’s why it’s one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.<\/p>\r\n

Surrounded by cliffs almost 2,000 feet high and boasting a picturesque island a violent volcanic past, Crater Lake is also home to hikes in old-growth forest and cross-country ski trips in the winter months. Many of the roads and facilities close during the winter, but the park is open and accessible all year long.
Crater Lake is located in 
Southern Oregon<\/a>, which is also home to the world-renowed Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the stunning Rogue River, the Oregon Caves and vineyards, chocolatiers and cheesemakers galore. <\/p>\r\n

CLIMATE:<\/strong> Most visitors come to Crater Lake National Park during the months of July through mid-September, when the weather is generally mild with little precipitation. Due to the elevation of the park (6,500 ft. at Park Headquarters and 7,100 ft. at Rim Village), weather conditions may change quickly and a warm jacket and wool sweater are always recommended items to carry. During the winter months, from October through June, weather conditions make preparing for extreme winter conditions necessary. Blizzards, high winds, extreme cold and low visibility dominate the weather patterns. Visitors should come with cold weather gear.

RECREATION:<\/strong> A good place to begin your visit to Crater Lake is at one of the two visitor centers. The Steel Information Center lies south of Rim Drive next to park headquarters and is open year-round. In summer the Rim Village Visitor Center is open along Rim Drive on the southern side of the caldera. After gathering information on the park and its facilities visitors can make educated decisions about what recreation opportunities to pursue. Hiking, backpacking, camping, picnicking and sight seeing are popular pursuits within the park. Boating and scenic driving around Rim Drive can be enjoyed by visitors during the summer months. In winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing provide solitude and a little-known view of the park. <\/p>","post_name":"crater-lake","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"42.9415","lng":"-122.151","permalink":"\/see-do\/oregon-heritage\/history-heritage\/native-american-heritage\/crater-lake\/","terms":"a
Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}}},"success":true,"html":""}