Bend Things to Do

  • Obligatory group photo at Bachelor
    Obligatory group photo at Bachelor
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  • Duck feeding in Drake Park
    Duck feeding in Drake Park
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  • Waterfowl in the Mirror Pond
    Waterfowl in the Mirror Pond
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Bend

  • 1. Lava River Cafe

    Lava River Cave is the longest known lava tube in Oregon. Located in Newberry National Volcanic Monument within Deschutes National Forest, it's about 10 miles south of Bend. There is a day-use fee of...

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  • 3. TUMALO FALLS

    About 15 miles west of Bend is the dramatic 97 foot high Tumalo Falls. Tumalo Creek drops in churning fashion over basaltic lava cliffs. There is a picnic area...

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  • 4. Tumalo Falls

    Tumalo Falls is a beautiful 97-foot waterfall in Deschutes National Forest, about 12 miles west of Bend. There is a small fee of $5 per vehicle, payable at...

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  • 5. CAMPING IN CENTRAL OREGON

    I AM SO SORRY YOU GOT SUCH POOR INFORMATION. BEND IS SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL CAMPGROUNDS WITH PLENTY OF WATER AS WELL AS SOME WITH A DECENT AMOUNT OF PRIVACY....

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  • 6. DRAKE PARK

    Smack dab in the middle of Bend lies the Deschutes River backed up by a small irrigation dam just north of the downtown. The lake formed is called the Mirror...

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  • 7. SOUTH SISTER

    A stiff hike - 11 miles roundtrip and 4900 feet of elevation gain will take you the the top of Oregon's third highest mountain - South Sister, 10358 feet high....

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  • 8. "Dog Scooter" to Benham Falls

    Just east of Circle 7 in Sunriver, enter the Forrest Service Road, park in the little lot provided, and hike or bike the 3 miles north to Benham Falls. Or, if...

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  • 9. BROKEN TOP

    Broken Top pushes itself barely into the 'climb' category from the 'hiking' side. Most of it is just a hard hike, but there are a couple of spots where very...

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  • 10. DESCHUTES RIVER

    This is the middle of three great northwards flowing river systems in Oregon - all are tributaries of the Columbia River. The Deschutes is a lifeline for the...

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  • 11. GREEN LAKES

    A classic 8.8 mile round trip will take you from the Green Lakes Trailhead on the Cascade Lakes Highway - 4.4 miles past Mt Bachelor - to the beautiful alpine...

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  • 12. SMITH ROCKS STATE PARK

    20 miles north of Bend, along the Crooked River, Smith Rocks is one of the premier rock climbing areas within the US. 3 miles of cliffs over 300 feet high tower...

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  • 13. UPPER FALLS ON TUMALO CREEK

    Hiking above the upper viewpoint of Tumalo Falls will take you to several other waterfalls on Tumalo Creek. At 0.8 miles, you come to two 20 foot drops - Double...

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  • 14. MT BACHELOR - FINEST SKIING IN THE NORTHWEST

    Mt Bachelor shares some similarities with Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra of California. Both are located on federal Forest Service land. Both are...

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  • 15. Cave it!

    Bend has these amazing lava caves scattered throughout; some are hidden and some are better known. You can take a lantern or flashlight and go inside these...

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  • 16. Beautiful Smith Rock State Park

    For scenic beauty, hiking, deep river canyons and rock climbing this state park is a must see. When I went to visit this park, I was blown away at the beauty of...

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  • 17. High Desert Museum- educational & fun

    The High Desert Museum traces the history of the area, highlighting the pioneer days and the logging & mining industries. There are outdoor exhibits with...

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  • 18. Little Lava Lake

    Little Lava Lake, the headwaters of the Deschutes River. I had never before experienced such silence in my life. Every step I took sounded like a roar, even the...

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  • 19. Newberry Crater National...

    Newberry Crater National MonumentThe weather looked bad when we arrived, looked like a thunderstorm was coming, so we didn’t stay long at this NM. We did get to...

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  • 20. High Desert Museum

    Most of the museum is outdoors, showing the animals native to the high desert like otters and porcupine and lots of local plants and flowers. Inside the...

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  • 21. Pilot Butte State Park

    This is what is called a Cinder Cone. It is a type of small volcano. It is inactive & has been for a long time, but I always liked going up there. This really...

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  • 22. Mt. Bachelor...ski area.

    It is a beautiful mountain, if you like to ski...GO, it is a premier place to ski. But, do not be afraid to go in the summer also. They have lift rides to the...

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  • 23. Lava Lands...it is a small...

    Lava Lands...it is a small educational area run by the Park Serice that explains the geology of the area. Mostly explaining the volcano activity. They have nice...

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  • 24. Take pictures at the top of Pilot Butte

    See sports activity for more on Pilot Butte. Just make sure you take the camera. 360 views of God's own country!

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  • 25. Osprey observation point.

    Here you can watch many beautiful birds like the blue jays, with their magnificent blue colors, woodpeckers en the ospreys, birds that dive into the water to...

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