Meadow Day Use Area

Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

Located just over five miles west of Bend, this popular day use area sits along the the Deschutes River.  This site offers hiking access to the Deschutes River Trail and several areas for picnicking next to the river. There are toilets and picnic tables at this site.

WARNING!:  Although the river looks placid at this location, the stretch of the Deschutes River between Meadow Camp and Bend is some of the most challenging water on the river.  The canyon narrows and rises, preventing any chance for a portgage, and fills with technical Class IV and V rapids

THIS SECTION OF THE RIVER SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED BY EXPERTS.

 

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass