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LAPINE STATE PARK
LAPINE STATE PARK
15800 State Recreation Road
La Pine, Oregon   97739
(lat:43.7673 lon:-121.5309) map location

Phone: 800-551-6949
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.
Nature of the Area
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.

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.
History of the Area
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.
Camping
1. LaPine State Park Campground: This campground offers more than 80 full-hookup sites, over 45 tent sites with water nearby, five rustic log cabins and five deluxe cabins that come equipped with restrooms/showers.

2. Deschutes Riverfront Sites: These are located within the park along the river's edge offering beautiful views of nature while camping in your RV or pitching a tent.

3. Fall River Guard Station Cabin Rental: A historic cabin rental option for those who prefer to camp indoors but still want to be close to all outdoor activities offered by the state park.

4. Paulina Lake Lodge Cabins & Camping Grounds: Located just outside of La Pine State Park on Paulina Lake Road; this location provides both lodging options as well as campsites near fishing spots and hiking trails.

5. Newberry National Volcanic Monument: It is also not far from Lapine State Park where you can find several other campgrounds like Cinder Hill Campground, East lake Resort etc.

6. Backcountry Camping: For experienced backpackers looking for solitude there's backcountry camping available at wilderness areas around Three Sisters Wilderness which isn't too far away from Lapine state park.

7. Private Rentals/Resorts: There are many private rentals/resorts such as DiamondStone Guest Lodges situated very close proximity providing unique accommodation experience surrounded by natural beauty.
Boating
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. The Deschutes River, which runs through the park, is perfect for both motorized and non-motorized boats. Kayaking and canoeing are popular activities among guests due to calm waters in certain areas of the river. Fishing from your boat is also an option as there's abundant trout population within these water bodies.
Fishing
Enjoy fishing in the Deschutes River for rainbow trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish. The Fall River also offers brook trout.


Location
LaPine State Park is located near Bend, La Pine and Bend

Picnicking
LaPine State Park offers picnic tables, grills and restrooms. Enjoy a meal by the Deschutes River or in forested areas.
Trails
1. Deschutes River Trail: This is a moderate 9-mile trail that follows the beautiful Deschutes River, offering stunning views of wildlife and river rapids.

2. Fall River Trail: A relatively easy hike with minimal elevation gain, this 6-mile round trip offers scenic vistas along the crystal-clear Fall River.

3. Paulina Creek Falls Loop Hike: An approximately five miles long loop trail featuring waterfalls and lush forest scenery; it's rated as moderately difficult due to some steep sections.

4. Big Tree Loop Trail: As its name suggests, this short but sweet one mile loop takes hikers through towering ponderosa pines including Oregon's largest Ponderosa Pine known as "Big Red".

5. LaPine Meadow Day Use Area Trails: These are several interconnected trails totaling about three miles in length which wind around meadows filled with wildflowers during springtime.

6. South Park Nature Trails: Easy walking paths suitable for all skill levels covering roughly two miles within park boundaries showcasing diverse flora & fauna native to Central Oregon region.

7. Quail Run Golf Course Pathway: Though primarily used by golfers, non:golfing visitors can also enjoy an invigorating walk on these well-maintained pathways spanning over four kilometers amidst manicured greens.

8. Wickiup Reservoir Overlook: Short half:a-kilometer trek leading up to panoramic view point overlooking vast expanse of Wickiup reservoir ; ideal spot for bird-watching or simply soaking in tranquil beauty at sunrise/sunset hours.

9. Upper Rogue-Siskyou Scenic Byway Walks: For those who prefer leisurely strolls rather than strenuous hikes, there're numerous pull-outs along highway where you could stop your vehicle & embark upon brief walks into surrounding wilderness areas teeming with natural splendor.

10. Fall Mountain Lookout Tower Climb: Adventurous souls might want to undertake this challenging climb up steep slopes leading towards old fire lookout tower perched atop Fall Mountain ; offers breathtaking 360:degree views of entire park & beyond.
Bicycling
Biking enthusiasts can explore numerous trails, but should be aware of the park's rugged terrain.

Mountain biking is popular here due to challenging paths.

The 10-mile loop trail offers a moderate ride with scenic views.

However, it requires careful navigation and good physical condition from riders.

Riding along Deschutes River provides beautiful sights but also potential hazards like loose gravel or steep slopes.

Remember that some areas are shared with hikers so always maintain safe speeds and watch for pedestrians.

For those seeking less strenuous rides, there are flatter routes available too.

Always wear protective gear while cycling as safety precautions cannot be overstated in this environment.

Check weather conditions before setting out; sudden changes could make certain trails dangerous or impassable.



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Thousand Trails Bend-Sunriver
17480 South Century Drive
Bend, OR
541-593-8494
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Directions
1. Start your journey from Bend, Oregon.
2. Head south on US:97 S for approximately 25 miles.
3. Take the exit toward La Pine/Sunriver onto OR:31 N/US-97 BUS N.
4. Continue to follow OR:31 N for about 7 miles until you reach La Pine town center.
5. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Huntington Road (OR:536).
6. Follow Huntington Road for around half a mile before turning left onto Finley Butte Rd/Old Mill Rd at another roundabout intersection.

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