The Seven Wonders of Oregon
One of the best things about staying at Sunriver Resort is being centrally located to unlimited recreational activities and attractions around Oregon. Travel Oregon recently released a list of Oregon's Seven Wonders. The full list includes Mt. Hood, The Oregon Coast, The Columbia River Gorge, Painted Hills, Smith Rock, The Wallowas and Crater Lake. Here in Sunriver, we are a quick day trip from three of The Seven Wonders of Oregon.
Smith Rock State Park
Just 45 minutes to the north of Sunriver Resort is a top climbing and hiking destination for people from all over the world. It is rumored that the modern day sport of rock climbing originated at Smith Rock State Park. The sheer cliffs and towering rocks are a sight that you have to see with your own eyes, trust us!
Crater Lake National Park
Just an hour and a half south of Sunriver Resort is the awe inspiring Crater Lake. Crater Lake was formed when Mount Mazama erupted 7,700 years ago, the eruption caused the mountain to collapse forming a crater in place of the peak. Over time snow and rain has filled the deep crater with crystal clear blue water, unlike what can be found anywhere else in the world. The lake is 1,943 feet deep, making it the deepest lake in the United States and the ninth deepest lake in the world.
Newberry National Volcanic Monument & Lava Lands Visitor Center
Lava Lands Visitor Center is the interpretive hub of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Friendly rangers will help orient you to the Monument using our 3D topographic map.Visit our state of the art interpretive exhibit on area geologic and cultural history, shop in the Discover Your Forest Bookstore, view a variety of films scheduled daily, walk the Trail of Molten Land and the Trail of the Whispering Pines, travel on the fully accessible 5.5 mile Sun-Lava paved path, picnic under the pines, attend a ranger talk, walk to the top of Lava Butte for a spectacular view of Central Oregon.
Only a 30 minute drive from Sunriver Resort, Paulina Falls is surrounded by majestic conifer species and is west of Paulina Lake outside of the Newberry Caldera. This double falls drops 80 feet over volcanic cliffs onto a jumble of rocks below. There are hiking trails, picnic sites and a stunning overlook of the falls.
GUIDES & OUTFITTERS...
COG WILD | 541-385-7002
Mountain Bike Tours and Shuttles | www.cogwild.com
FIRST ASCENT | 541-318-7170
Rock Climbing | www.goclimbing.com
WANDERLUST TOURS | 541-389-8359
Canoe, Kayak, Cave, Volcano and Brew Bus/Pour Tours | www.wanderlusttours.com
Canoe or kayak secluded high Cascade Lakes; experience remote caves with helmets and headlamps; explore the crater of an ancient volcano; visit four of the area’s outstanding breweries for a behind-the-scenes look at crafted libations. No experience necessary; all ages and ability levels welcome! Half-day trips leave at 9:00am and 1:30pm. Moonlight and Starlight Canoe Tours offered nightly.
SUN COUNTRY TOURS | 541-382-6277
Whitewater Rafting | www.suncountrytours.com
Ride the rapids on professionally guided whitewater rafting tours. Enjoy convenient daily departures from both Sunriver’s Village Mall and from Bend. Raft trips range from 3 hours to an all day adventure. Children 6 and older welcome on all trips.
OUTRIDERS | 541-688-7433
All Terrain Adventure | https://outridersnw.com/
Get out and explore Central Oregon in a guided side-by-side All Terrain Vehicle ride. The ultimate adventure!
HELICOPTER TOURS | 541-593-4609
Join Big Mountain Heli Tours for a flight over the Cascade Mountain range or Paulina Peak caldera. 30-minute and 60-minute tours available. Maximum capacity is three passengers.
PAULINA PLUNGE | 541-389-0562
Downhill Waterfall Mountain Bike Tour | www.paulinaplunge.com
This downhill/waterfall mountain bike tour is a safe, fun family excursion for all active ages. You will descend over six miles down a smooth, gentle, winding forest trail on your mountain bike, to the creek below. Visiting six pristine waterfalls and playing on the two natural water slides will be the highlight of your vacation.
CASCADE GUIDES & OUTFITTERS | 541-593-2358
Fly Fishing | www.cascadeguides.com
Cascade Guides & Outfitters provides Sunriver’s only professional Orvis-endorsed fishing guide service. Lakes or rivers, classes, a complete fly shop: It’s all here and available daily in Sunriver. We supply everything you need for a guided full- or half-day adventure and have equipment available for rental. Daily beginner classes for families and adults are available.
PAINTBALL PARADISE | 541-388-0129
Join us for an exciting game of Capture the Flag. Come alone or with friends and family. Private games may be arranged any day of the week with a maximum of 20 players. Available year-round. Call for current seasonal information.
Sunriver Resort offers a variety of Bend, Oregon dining options for every occasion. Executive Chef Travis has brought a keen eye for fresh, seasonal ingredients along with an imaginative palette to create extraordinary culinary moments. Featuring a wide array of cuisine and ambiance, all restaurants have three things in common - great service, delicious dishes and spectacular views.
Carson's American Kitchen is a lively restaurant and gathering place offering satisfying American fare and spectacular views in Sunriver, Oregon.
Sage Springs Club & Spa encapsulates the spirit of this high desert region with it's warm ambiance, signature services and indigenous products. Welcome to a private escape dedicated to your health, fitness and complete well-being. Our Bend, Oregon spa is proud to offer many services and products that are organic, locally grown, and hand-crafted such as lavender from Cascaded Lavender Farms and indigenous Stonecrop products. Enjoy your journey.Book an Appointment