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LaPine State Park

Near Bend, Oregon, United States

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Park Overview

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.

Come winter, enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the park trails, while staying in of our 10 cozy cabins.  Summer calls for boating, wading and floating. Spring and fall are primed for viewing wildlife. 

Park Features

Deschutes River 

The Deschutes River day-use area alongside the river has a picnic area, flush restrooms and a swim beach (no lifeguard). A reservable picnic area features picnic tables, a fire pit and a small grill. This area closes in the winter, but you can still access it by trail. 

The Deschutes River boat ramp and parking area are open seasonally. Note: Only "hand carry watercraft" are allowed. No trailers are permitted on the boat ramp due to ongoing construction.

McGregor Memorial Viewpoint, open year-round, looks over a scenic bend in the river and is gateway to the park's 14 miles of trails that connect to the campground and other park areas. See our trail map to plan your hike or ride.

The "Big Tree" Day-use Area

You won't want to miss a visit to Oregon's largest ponderosa pine, thought to be 500-plus years old.  A short, paved trail near the park entrance leads to this Heritage Tree and a quiet section of river for fishing. The road to Big Tree and parking area are closed in the winter, but you can still access it by trail. 

Year-round Camping

The park's south loop and cabins remains open year-round. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations are required for cabin stays.

  • 82 full-hookup sites
  • 47 electrical sites with water
  • 5 rustic log cabins (2 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • 5 deluxe log cabins (3 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Hot showers and flush toilets
  • Firewood for sale
  • RV dump station (water turned off Oct 1- May 1)
  • A fenced, off-leash pet exercise area is a short walk from the campground
  • Universal Access: All of the deluxe cabins and one rustic cabin are accessible to campers with disabilities (winter accessibility varies)
Effective Jul 22, 2021
Open flame restrictions are in effect beginning July 22 until further notice. The ban includes charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, pellet-fueled grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed, though propane fire pits are not. The ban applies to all state parks and state-managed forests east of Interstate 5 and will remain in place until conditions improve.
Effective Jun 10, 2020 – Mar 23, 2022
The Deschutes River boat ramp and parking area are limited to “hand carry watercraft.” No trailers are permitted on the boat ramp due to ongoing construction.
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Call park: 541-536-2428
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Amenities & Features

Questions

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Is the campground open in the winter?
The park is open-year-round for camping and day-use. The north loop closes for the season Oct. 1 and the middle loop closes Oct. 15. The Deschutes Day-use Area and Big Tree parking area are closed in winter, as soon as weather renders roads unsafe. Much of the park is open in the winter: the south campground loop, cabins, boat ramp, McGregor Memorial Viewpoint and park trails. 
What are the winter hours for day-use?

The park is open for day use year-round, weather permitting. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Oct. 1. Check the advisories for changes and closures. 

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Why is there so much woody debris in the river?

Large woody debris is critical for fish habitat. Please do not cut trees or branches out of the river channel. If you have a concern, call the park office at 541-536-2428.

Are horses allowed on park trails?

Horses are allowed on most park trails. Beginning fall 2020, horses will no longer be allowed in the main day-use area beach or on the path to Big Tree beach. This change in response to increasing conflicts between equestrian and other user groups. Our intention is to keep everyone safe.

Please consider using a collapsible bucket that can be filled from water spigots on the edge of the main day-use area and other park locations, as well as from the river at horse-friendly locations.
For more questions, review our statewide FAQ

History

Acquired between 1966 and 1981 by purchase from the Bureau of land Management and private land owners and by land exchange with the U. S. Forest Service.

Brochures and Maps

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