Local Area Recreation Near Pendleton KOA Journey
There is SO much to do in Pendleton, you'd probably better book an extra night!
Check out our "Local Attractions" page for details on museums, golf, casino, brewery & distillery, Western outfitters, woolen mills, tours, eateries, and so much more!
Pendleton "Makers" Tour
~ Pendleton is Handmade Everyday ~Best known for legendary rodeo, fine woolens and leather craftsmanship, Pendleton has a well-deserved reputation as a town where the best of Western tradition and heritage lives on. From saddles, hats and boots to beer, whiskey and vodka, Pendleton's craft culture — driven by its pioneering spirit — is one of the most well-regarded in the state. While urban cities have seen the rise of artisan-driven businesses in the past decade, Pendleton's makers were here long before it was cool — and they're still around to show you. Meet the Pendleton Makers!
Explore Pendleton On 2 Wheels
The rolling wheat fields of Pendleton and the nearby Blue Mountains offer wonderful routes, uncrowded roads and beautiful scenery. Visit PendletonOnWheels.org for more information on weekly rides, special events, and cycling routes in and around Pendleton. Think there's no good mountain biking in the wheat fields of Eastern Oregon? Think again! This area hosts the Echo Red to Red XC race every March, with more than 500 racers riding 25 miles of single-track meandering through farmland hills west of Pendleton. Mountain bikers will also enjoy the new Pendleton Adventure Trail Recreation Area (PATRA) near the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport. Eight trails cover 16 miles of track, from easy to very challenging.
Just ninety minutes' drive up into the mountains, Lake Jubilee is a beautiful spot designed for day use--take a picnic and your fishing gear and enjoy the water!
Just twenty minutes outside of town is a lovely little reservoir that's regularly stocked with fish. Take a fishing pole or a kayak and cool off on a hot summer day!