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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.