Trekking in Sunriver

Wanna hit the mountain trails this summer? Check out these three great treks near Sunriver.


Lava Lands Trail

This route combines two trails: the Trail of the Molten Land and the Trail of the Whispering Pines. The first trail takes you on a journey through an amazing lava flow to a viewpoint with spectacular views of the Central Cascade Mountains. The second trail winds through a second-growth ponderosa forest and has interpretive signs explaining the plants, animals, and history of this area.
Length:1.1 total miles Elevation Gain:295 feet Trail Type:Out-and-back Skill Level:Easy Duration:30 minutes to 1 hour Season:Best May through October Other Uses:Leashed dogs permitted
Read more at Lava Lands Visitor Center Trails | Sunriver Oregon Hikes |

Deschutes River Trail – Benham Falls to Slough Meadow

This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the moody Deschutes River. Highlights include a spectacular viewpoint of Benham Falls, grand views of South Sister and Broken Top, and opportunities to see ospreys and other wildlife.
Length:4.6 total miles Elevation Gain:100 feet Trail Type:Out-and-back Skill Level:Easy to moderate Duration:3 hours Season:Open year-round; best May through October Other Uses:Leashed dogs permitted
Read more at Deschutes River Trail – Benham Falls to Slough Meadow | Sunriver Oregon Hikes |

Fall River Trail

This beautiful trail follows the course of the crystal-clear, spring-fed Fall River. This uncrowded route takes you through immense groves of ponderosa pine trees and offers many scenic viewpoints of the river where you may see Canada geese, ospreys, and mallard ducks.
Length:6.4 total miles Elevation Gain:100 feet Trail Type:Out-and-back Skill Level:Easy to moderate Duration:2.5 to 3.5 hours Season:Best April through November Other Uses:Dogs permitted
Read more at Fall River | La Pine Oregon Hikes |

For a great place to stay, try one of our luxury Sunriver Lodges at Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals.

For more great area hikes check out

For current trail conditions download this Forest Service pdf


Sunriver Corporate Retreat or Family Vacation Lodge

Thinking about a Sunriver corporate retreat? ~ Then check out this awesome testimonial from Mark, an attorney from Salem, Oregon. His firm has used our vacation rental properties at Sunriver and on the Oregon Coast for their corporate retreats on several occasions. Mark loved the rental properties so much that he’s been back several times with family and friends for his personal vacations. Thanks Mark…Come back soon.


Fishing in Sunriver Oregon


Whether your a seasoned fly-fisherman or just learning to bait your hook, Deschutes National Forest and the Sunriver area is the home to some of the finest fishing in the world.
With so many lakes, rivers and streams available, the question won’t be “will I catch something?”, it’ll be “what do I want to catch and how.” With so many angling choices available in the Sunriver area, we at Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals have put together this list of Central Oregon fishing resources and area fishing reports.

One of the best places to get most of the information you’ll be needing about fishing in the Deschutes National Forest is on their website with the US Forest Service. Here you can get a great overview to many of the most popular lakes and rivers in the area. Each link will take you to more detailed info on the lake or river including what type of fish to expect, accessibility and even what tackle or bait to use and what hatch is best. They really are quite detailed. Check out the page for Devils Lake.

Another great resource is the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – Besides the being able to download the 2011 Oregon Fishing Regulations and buying your licenses online – Here you can find Fishing Reports, including info on regulation changes, current hatches and accessibility. Check out the Central Oregon Fishing update here.

Once you’ve picked some spots or at least have narrowed down a few areas, then try out the forums on Oregon Fishing Forums. Here you can browse the area fisheries to find out where the action is. Most lakes/rivers have their own thread.

Finally, if you decide you want to go with a fully guided fishing adventure. We at Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals recommend you try the following:  541-593-2358  541-593-8394

Now, once you’ve brought home dinner, just remember all of our Sunriver Vacation Rentals feature complete kitchens stocked with the latest in appliances, or you could do what we love and just grill ‘em up or try the recipe below.


Pan Fried Mountain Trout With Pecan Brown Butter
4 fillets mountain trout
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
½ cup unbleached flour for dusting
3 tbsp butter, cubed
½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
Juice of 1 lemon

1. Season the trout with salt and pepper. And lightly dust with flour, shaking off the excess.

2. In a large skillet, heat up 1 tbsp of butter. When the butter starts to foam, add in the trout. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, skin side up. Flip and cook the same amount of time. Set aside.

3. Add remaining butter and heat until it foams. Remove from heat and add pecans and lemon juice and swirl around the pan. Immediately pour the sauce over the fish and serve.


Summer Vacation in Sunriver…It’s not just for the Snow

We all know that winter on the mountain is coming to a close soon, but the thaw of spring doesn’t signal an end for Sunriver…For some it’s just the beginning…

As the snow melts and the mountains blossom with spring wildflowers, so too do the flows of the mighty Deschutes – perfect for river rafting, fly fishing and canoeing. From late spring through early fall, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding are popular activities in Bend and the surrounding area. Shopping, nightlife and spa goers enjoy the longer days and warmer weather with the chance to enjoy an afternoon lunch at curbside bistro.

Summer in Sunriver…What an adventure!

Visit Bend

For a great place to stay, try The Masters Lodge a Sunriver Luxury Vacation Rental near Bend, Oregon.


Check out this awesome powder!

Last week dumped over 56” of fresh powder on Mt Bachelor and the guys at Newschoolers wasted no time in posting this awesome vid of some deep powder skiing.

Courtesy of
Lucas Wachs and Peter Alport on Mt Bachelor


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