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Recreation

Welcome to Deschutes River Recreation Homesites Unit 6, where recreation is a way of life. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, water sports or just relaxing in nature, our community has something for everyone. Our natural surroundings offer the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway or a permanent residence. Take advantage of our prime location by exploring the surrounding forests, rivers and national parks.

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La Pine 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.

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High Desert Museum

The High Desert Museum has been inspiring families since 1982 and is consistently rated as the top Central Oregon attraction by Trip Advisor. With 135 acres and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Museum, it’s a “must see” for anyone traveling through – or living in – the region. Get a close-up view of native wildlife, such as river otters, porcupines, and raptors. Talk with historic characters who share tales of early Oregon homesteaders. Visit an authentic ranch and sawmill from 1904.

Experience a close encounter with owls, falcons, hawks, and even a vulture. Learn about Native American culture and history, and delight your children with one of many fun, hands-on programs that bring history and science to life.

The High Desert Museum is located just five minutes south of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 97, and includes a Museum store and café. Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Fourth of July.

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Benham Falls

Benham Falls are rapids of the Deschutes River located between Sunriver and Bend, Oregon, United States. With a pitch of 22.5°, they are rated Class 5 for watercraft, and are the largest falls on the upper Deschutes. 

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Paulina Peak

Paulina Peak is a summit in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Formed by the Newberry Volcano, it is part of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. At an elevation of 7,984 feet, it is the highest point on the volcano.

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Fall River

The Fall River is a tributary of the Deschutes River in the Deschutes National Forest in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. The source is a spring approximately 2 miles northwest of Pringle Falls. The river flows to the northeast and is about 12 miles long. Fly fishing is permitted.

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Deschutes River

The Deschutes River in central Oregon is a major tributary of the Columbia River. The river provides much of the drainage on the eastern side of the Cascade Range in Oregon, gathering many of the tributaries that descend from the drier, eastern flank of the mountains.

Explore Our Community

Deschutes River Recreation Homesites Unit 6 is the perfect community for those seeking an active, outdoor lifestyle. We offer a vast array of recreational opportunities for everyone, from fishing and hunting to hiking and kayaking. Our community is meant for those who enjoy the great outdoors and want to make the most of it. We work diligently to provide our residents with access to the best resources and facilities in the area.

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