Recreation

Recreation SunCountry Tours

Located on the eastern side of the Deschutes River, Sunriver and Central Oregon are full of year-round recreational opportunities. Our arid,
high desert climate provides plenty of sunshine for a wide range of outdoor activities for unlimited fun and adventure.

Aquatic and Recreational Facilities (SHARC) 
Indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, a lazy river, winter tubing hill, lap pool, aquatic basketball, areas for sunbathing, and a fenced sand play
and pool area just for toddlers.

Bicycling
Ride along 30-plus miles of paved pathways that are separate from the roadways for safety. You can also go “off path” by exploring hundreds of
miles of mountain bike trails in the Deschutes National Forest and Bend areas. These beautifully maintained trails provide hours of adventure and
appeal to a wide range of riders.

Fly Fishing
Catch and release fish in the Deschutes River or throughout Central Oregon’s numerous lakes and rivers.

Helicopter Tours
Explore the wonders of Bend and Central Bend from the sky with Big Mountain Heli Tours. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the stunning Cascades Ranges, lakes, rivers and secret Central Oregon locations that can only be seen by helicopter. Select a wide range of tours including scenic, adventure, weddings and wineries, and corporate events. There’s a high-flying experience for all travelers.

Hiking and Rock Climbing
Enjoy hiking along miles of trails throughout Sunriver and Bend. From leisurely strolls to full-day treks, there’s a hike for all those who desire the great
outdoors. A must-visit is Smith Rock State Park, offering year-round hiking, along with rock climbing, mountain biking and fishing. Named one of the
7 Wonders of Oregon, this majestic park spans more than 650 acres, hoovers around 3,000 feet high, and is one of the most popular sport climbing
destinations in the country.

Horseback Riding
Guided trail rides through Sunriver’s Great Meadow, along the Deschutes River and into the backcountry of the Deschutes National Forest.

Ice Skating
Bring the family to this popular outdoor ice skating rink.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Paddle on your board through the Old Mill District in Bend.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Experience the thrill of Nordic and downhill skiing, snowblast tubing, sled dog rides and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, the largest ski resort in the
Cascade Range.

Tennis and Pickleball
Test your swing at more than two dozen outdoor hard courts. Pickleball courts also available.

Whitewater Rafting
Excitement awaits as you float along miles of the Deschutes River.

World-Class Golf
– Public access to two 18-hole championship courses — Meadows and Woodlands
– 9-hole chip and putt course adjacent to the Sunriver Lodge

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