Central Oregon is a geographic region in the U.S. state of Oregon and is traditionally considered to be made up of Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties. Other definitions include larger areas, often encompassing areas to the north towards the Columbia River, eastward towards Burns, or south towards Klamath Falls. These three counties have a combined population of 153,558 as of the 2000 census, with Deschutes the largest of the three counties, having approximately four times the population of the other two counties combined. As of 2015, the most populous city in the region is Bend, with an estimated 87,014 residents. As defined by the three county definition, Central Oregon covers 7,833 square miles (20,290 km2) of land. Central Oregon has had 3 record tourism years beginning in 2012. Over 2.2 million people visited Central Oregon in 2012 and again in 2013. The region is located in the middle of the state with the Cascades to the west dividing the state from north to south, and the smaller Ochoco Mountains to the east. Portions of the region are part of a basalt plateau formed by the Columbia River Basalt Group, others are part of the slopes of the Cascades, and others part of the Basin and Range. The climate of the area is primarily arid due to the rain shadow effect of the Cascades on the western boundary of the region. Outdoor recreational activities, timber, and ranching are the primary economic activities.
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Mighway, by TH2, allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers when you’re not on the road, earning money and sharing the experience. At Mighway, you choose your level of service and we take good care of the rest. That means comprehensive insurance coverage, customer vetting, security deposits, payment processing and round the clock customer support for renters. It’s a bit like renting out a vacation home, with Mighway beside you all the way.LEARN MORE
Kids dig it when they can prowl through the woods. Track a porcupine. Touch a reptile. Or go eye-to-eye with a Great Horned Owl. Our hands-on activities, programs and exhibits fit easily into a weekend vacation. Our staff of naturalists will keep your kids curiously engaged and provide an exciting new perspective on the natural world. To us, there’s nothing sweeter than the oooohs and aaaahs of kids seeing something for the first time. So stop in today for teachable moments, precious memories and great photo ops. The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is a non-profit, educational organization. But you don’t have to tell the kids that! We’re funded in part by the Second Tern Thrift Shop, located on Spring River road just a mile west of Sunriver.
Drake Park is a park in Bend, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was named for Alexander M. Drake, the original owner of the site. The park is a popular downtown community gathering place and hosts many events, including the Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration. Features include nearly one half mile of riverfront on Mirror Pond, acres of open lawn, an outdoor stage, restrooms and small picnic tables. A major renovation project for the park was completed in 2003. The restrooms were upgraded, pathways throughout the park were replaced with pavers making the walkway wider, new irrigation and lighting systems were installed, bike racks were installed, a seating and viewing area was added at Mirror Pond and the High Wheel returned to the park after years in storage. Drake Park is in the Old Bend Neighborhood. Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District is adjacent to the park.
Sunriver has been the playground of the Pacific Northwest for more than 40 years. Blessed with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, many residents of the wetter side of the Cascades (and others living world-wide), have vacation homes here. Over the years an active rental home program has developed with at least half a dozen property management companies offering vacation rentals in addition to owner-managed rentals. Sunriver vacation homes and condos can be found on the Web, in magazines such as Sunset and in classified sections of newspapers throughout the West.
Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at its finest in the High Desert. Mountain waters flowing out of the Ochoco Mountain Range, join together to form the Crooked River. This river, confined by its canyon and the Bowman Dam, forms the fifteen mile long, three thousand acre Prineville Reservoir. With two developed campgrounds and numerous primitive camps along it's forty three mile shoreline, the recreational opportunities are plentiful. The fishing can be good anytime at Prineville Reservoir. The lake supports rainbow trout, small & largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and crayfish. The trout fishing experience is year-round with the biggest fish being caught during the winter months either by boat or shore fishing. The bass, catfish and crappie fishing is best during the warmer months between May and October. Other recreational activities include; water skiing, wakeboarding, wind surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, star gazing and wildlife viewing. There are numerous year round camping opportunities within the state park on the reservoir. In the developed areas there are deluxe cabins with full amenities, full hook up RV sites and tent sites. Flush toilets and hot showers are also available. For those who like to rough it, there are many primitive drive in and boat in campsites around the reservoir as well. This oasis in the High Desert is waiting for you so come out and enjoy the fun!Visit Prineville Reservoir State Park
East Lake Resort is located in a spectacularly scenic, geologic and archeological wonderland located in Central Oregon. Situated in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument Caldera at just under 6,400 feet elevation, the lake is fed by snowmelt and underground springs. Known for it's exceptional trout and kokanee fishing and for it's incredible scenery, East Lake covers 1,050 acres, is approximately a mile in diameter, has a maximum depth of 185 feet, and average depth of over 67 ft. The resort is one of the premier full service fishing resorts in the state. Established in 1915, the resort has cabins, an RV park, lake front tent sites, cafe, espresso window, wifi, general store, gift shop, marina, boat rentals, guided fishing trips, and many other services. Owned by David and Kathy Jones of Bend, Oregon since 2006, the resort operates from mid-May through September. Known for being one of finest lake fisheries in Oregon, East Lake has trophy Brown Trout, Kokanee, Rainbow Trout and Atlantic Salmon. Because of it's deep weed beds and incredible hatches East Lake is also regarded as one of the best fly fishing lakes in the country and was one of the host bodies of water for the 2012 Fly Fishing National Championships, several of these world class fly fishermen described East Lake as being "ridiculously good". East Lake also offers camping, lake swimming, wildlife watching, cave exploring; mountain biking, hiking, horse trails and much more, all within walking distance or a short drive. Please visit our fishing pages and our guide to the local activities for more information. If you need information on the US Forest Service Campgrounds on East Lake, please call Hoodoo Corp at 1-877-444-6777, or you can visit their website at hoodoo.com.Visit East Lake Lodge
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