Local Area Attractions
We are located in the High Desert of Central Oregon. We are located just a few miles from some great outdoor activities.
This KOA is located in the heart of recreation paradise.
We are located within 6 miles of Lake Billy Chinook which has the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius rivers flowing into the Lake. It is perfect for water sports and fishing.
Haystack reservoir is a half mile east of us and is a great place for fishing and boating and it is where they have drag boat races at the end of the summer.
Smith Rocks State park is located 12 miles south of us. It is perfect place for rock climbers and hikers.
The BLM area has OHV trails and the closest one to us is Henderson Flats about 5 miles south.
Richard's Recreational Ranch is a great destination for Rock hounding and is 14 miles north of us.
There are several golf courses in the area including Crooked river ranch, Eagle Crest golf courses.
From our KOA you can look west upon Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood as the sunsets giving you a picturesque view.
Just a half mile off highway 97.
Haystack Reservoir - 1/2 mile
Enjoy great fishing and boating at Haystack Reservoir.
Lake Billy Chinook (6 miles)
Well known state wide for water skiing and boating and offers a marina for boat rentals.
Peter Skien Ogden State Wayside (10 miles)
Vertical basalt cliffs and scenic river canyon viewed from the old Hwy 97 bridge.
Henderson Flat OHV Trail System (5 miles)
The Henderson Flat is located on the Crooked River National Grassland with open juniper vegetation spread over steep to rolling hills and interspersed with dramatically beautiful red rimrock breaks. It provides 18 miles of trails for casual OHV use covering about 1,480 acres.
The High Desert Museum (36 miles)
The High Desert Museum immerses visitors in culture and history. Encounter wild Eagles, owls, otter, lynx, porcupine and other rescued animals in natural habitats. Meet stagecoach drivers, pioneers and others from the American frontier. Experience Native American and Western art, culture through fun and educational exhibits.
Headwaters of the Metolius River (40 miles)
Come see a river spring to life out of a hill side after taking a short hike from the trailhead.
Newberry National Volcanic Monument (40 miles)
Including Lava Lands, Lava Butte, Lava River Cave, Lava Cast Forest, Newberry Crater with East Lake & Paulina Lake, Paulina Peak, Paulina Falls, Big Obsidian Flow, and the Deschutes River. The Monument totals 50,000 acres of lakes, lava flows, and spectacular geologic features in Central Oregon. See Newberry National Volcanic Monument online.
White Water Rafting (42 miles)
Great white water rafting on the Deschutes River starting in Maupin, Oregon.
Crooked River National Grasslands
The grassland is one of six federally designated grasslands in the U.S. and it encompasses 155,000 acres in Jefferson County. It is home to more than 375 species of wildlife. The KOA is surrounded by the National Grasslands.
McKenzie Scenic Loop
This is a paved summer only route over McKenzie Pass on Hwy 242 above Sisters.
Cascade Lake Highway
The highway leads from the desert plateau of the Deschutes Valley to the base of the Cascade Range and provides access to Mt. Bachelor. The 87 mile paved loop is a designated National Scenic Byway and offers spectacular views.
Crater Lake National Park (120 miles)
Crater Lake is widely known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. During summer, visitors may navigate the Rim Drive around the lake, enjoy boat tours on the lake surface or hike some of the park's various trails including Mr. Scott at 8,929 ft.
Indian Head Casino (35 miles)
Central Oregon's only casino is located in the heart of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
White River Falls State Park (50 miles)
See a spectacular 90 foot waterfall and the site of a historic power plant.
Columbia Drag Boat Association
CDBA comes to Haystack Reservoir every year after Labor Day Weekend. Please come join the Fun!!!