LaPine State Park

LaPine State Park occupies a scenic spot along the trout-filled Upper Deschutes River in a high desert subalpine forest. The quiet, shady campground connects to 14 miles of multi-use trails that follow both sides of the river and link key park landmarks. You could find plenty to fill your time right in the park, from hiking and mountain biking to fishing and floating. LaPine is also centrally situated for exploring the iconic landmarks of central Oregon, including the Deschutes National Forest, Newberry Crater and Lava River Cave.

Come winter, enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the park trails, while staying in of our 10 cozy cabins. Summer calls for boating, wading and floating. Spring and fall are primed for viewing wildlife. 

Park Features

Deschutes River: The Deschutes River day-use area alongside the river has a picnic area, flush restrooms and a swim beach (no lifeguard). A reservable picnic area features picnic tables, a fire pit and a small grill. This area closes in the winter, but you can still access it by trail. 

The Deschutes River boat ramp and parking area are open seasonally. Note: Only “hand carry watercraft” are allowed. No trailers are permitted on the boat ramp due to ongoing construction.

McGregor Memorial Viewpoint, open year-round, looks over a scenic bend in the river and is gateway to the park’s 14 miles of trails that connect to the campground and other park areas. See our trail map to plan your hike or ride.

The “Big Tree” Day-use Area

You won’t want to miss a visit to Oregon’s largest ponderosa pine, thought to be 500-plus years old. A short, paved trail near the park entrance leads to this Heritage Tree and a quiet section of river for fishing. The road to Big Tree and parking area are closed in the winter, but you can still access it by trail. 

The park is also home to Oregon’s largest ponderosa pine. Nicknamed “Big Red,” the tree is 162′ tall, 28.9′ around and may be in excess of 500 years old. 

 Campground info 

  •  Approximately 80 full-hookup sites 
  •  More than 45 electrical sites with water 
  •  Five rustic log cabins (with heaters) (one pet-friendly
  •  Five deluxe log cabins (with heaters) (one pet-friendly
  •  Hot showers and flush toilets 
  •  Log cabin meeting hall 
  •  Park store (seasonal) 
  •  Firewood and ice sales (seasonal) 
  •  RV dump station  

 Universal Access

All of the deluxe cabins and one rustic cabin are accessible to campers with disabilities (winter accessibility varies).

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating based on 114 reviews


  • TripAdvisor Rating
    October 29, 2023

    Clean state park

    This park is incredible clean and very well organized. Highly recommended for camping and recreation.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    October 15, 2022

    Great place to camp

    We stayed for 2 nights in our RV. Spaces are good size and it's a state park so it's well maintained. Paved roads/ pads.Our spot was about 50 yards to the Deschutes River through the trees.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    July 29, 2021

    Nice SP with hook ups

    Friend and I stayed here for 2 nights. Clean bathrooms, nice showered with hot water. Camp host friendly. Clean campground. A lot to see and do in the area. We were gone most of the day exploring and slept well at night. We went to lava lands, saw the Big Tree and drove to some lakes in the area. We would stay again.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    May 21, 2021
    sherbog G


    Whether you are a single, couple or family this park does not disappoint. The entire park is well managed and I found park hosts to be friendly and helpful. LaPine State Park-Full service site including onsite sewer was $64 for two nights including the $8 reservation fee. By accident we reserved site #39 that was a previous campground host site. It was large with two fire pits and two tables. Like Tumalo the hiking is superb and some trails are along the river. There are three campsite loops at LaPine Park. The North loop is the oldest and only 20 amp. Showers are clean but one can see a bit of aging. Our site was in the South loop with 50 amp and I did not have to level. (22’ Outlook Class C no slides) The handicap shower/bath room was amazing. Although not handicapped I used the shower at 6 am. One room with toilet, sink, mirror and large shower area. Great for families with children. We had campfires all four evenings. There was enough branches and firewood in the area surrounding our campsite that we used for firewood. You are allowed to bring your own firewood as long as it was grown in Oregon. A huge day use area across the road from the campsites has amazing trails and frisbee golf area. Hiking trails won't disappoint and you can choose a trail that follows the river. Sites are paved and the South loop sites appeared to be the most level. I would not hesitate being self contained to reserve a tent site if RV sites were full. Cabins for rent and some have showers!

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    August 22, 2020

    Family reunion

    We met here for a family reunion. The park is beautiful and met the needs of all our family from those in tents to those in RVs with hookups. I had rented the meeting hall which was canceled due to covid, but we were still allowed to use the picnic tables and BBQ grill outside the hall. There is a big grassy area by the hall for kids to run and play. The river is close by for kids to enjoy

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