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.
Located in sunny Central Oregon on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation The Museum At Warm Springs preserves, advances and shares the knowledge of the cultural, traditional and artistic heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
We offer once in a lifetime sled dog rides around the base of Mt. Bachelor in the heart of the Cascade Mt. range. Our tours range from an hour in length to half day trips with a catered lunch. Our summer cart rides run out of the Yurts at the West Village Lodge and are a very fun, short intro to dog mushing. Call 1-800-829-2442 for reservations. (We say "once in a lifetime", but the truth is once you gone for a sled dog ride, you can never get enough!
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
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa offers a variety of accommodations such as rooms with private balconies, teepees and even a full-service RV Park. We also have 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to host any event you need to plan. Come and enjoy 300 days of sun in Oregon’s High Desert with us! Camping in a TeePee is a unique way for adventurous travelers to spend the night in Central Oregon. Located on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, you can get a firsthand experience of rustic camping in an authentic hand-painted TeePee. Experience the traditions of the past while enjoying the luxuries of a Resort. There is a bathhouse located in the TeePee Area with restrooms, hot showers, laundry, and vending machines. Visit Spa Wanapine (Spa by the River) and escape to a world of complete relaxation. Revive the body, renew the mind, and replenish the soul. Spa Wanapine combines natural elements of the earth with ancient tradition. Where hot springs bubble from deep below. Treat sore muscles to a session of healing hands. Invigorate your skin with a sea salt rub. Stimulate the chakra centers along your spine with a Vichy Shower.Visit Kah-Nee-Ta
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