: Central Oregon

Central Oregon

A spirit of adventure thrives here in the high desert, filled with sunny skies and snowy peaks.

Find new thrills in this region along the powdered slopes of a volcano, down rivers that sparkle with fish, at the summit of sky-high mountains, on world-renowned golf courses and over scenic bikeways. Local experts will happily show you the way. Taste the accomplishments of craft connoisseurs on a beer trail or après-ski. Hide away in a cozy cabin and make fresh snow tracks in the forest. Around every corner in Central Oregon, a new adventure awaits.


57100 Beaver Drive, Suite #130
Sunriver, OR 97707
(800) 800-8334

Trip Ideas

  • Car-Free Getaway: Active Adventures in Bend
    Words like “epic” might get thrown around a lot, but for Bend, the label fits. An active weekend in Bend without a car provides just enough time to soak in Central Oregon’s legendary sun, explore... More
  • Fly Fishing and Road Biking in Maupin
    Every spring we plan a trip around the emergence of a 3-inch insect that flops clumsily in the sky like a small bird. It is the famed salmonfly hatch, and it’s the reason we first... More
    Laura Crawford and Russ Roca, Guest Author
  • A Trip to Clear Lake
    Three thousand years ago, a volcanic eruption in Central Oregon pushed a giant flow of lava southwest toward the McKenzie River. The lava scorched the forest and redirected the flow of the river, creating what’s... More

Average Weather



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Central Oregon


Ask Oregon

Where should we go stargazing near Bend?

Hi Jason, welcome to Bend! There are two actual observatories, one in Sunriver and one at Pine Mountain east of town. Aside from that, I’d suggest getting away from the lights of town. Smith Rock would be a good choice, or head up Cascade Lakes Highway to Mt. Bachelor or one of the Cascade Lakes. Brasada…


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