Central Oregon Activities

Bonfire on the Snow

Wanderlust Tours

Snowshoe a short way with a Wanderlust Tours guide to a quiet spot in the snowy forest to bask at a glowing bonfire in the middle of an amazing amphitheater hand-carved into the snow! Relax around the fire enjoying delectable desserts and hot drinks while naturalist guides share fun facts about the forest, its animal life and the night sky! This is Sunriver's ultimate snowshoeing après ski event.


Sunriver Resort Marina

Experience the US Forest Service designated "wild and scenic" Deschutes River at your own pace in a canoe from Sunriver Resort's Marina. The river takes you north on calm waters with a shuttle pick-up at Benham Butte (about 2 hours/6 miles). Special "Family Float" trips, canoe paddling lessons and canoe rentals are available during the summer. Canoes are offered on a first come first serve basis; 3 people per canoe; best availability is between 9-11am.

Cave Tours

Wanderlust Tours

Central Oregon is a well known cave-rich region, offering cave tours through caves and lava tubes. Wanderlust Tours explores outdoor areas in Central Oregon including Bend, Sunriver and Sisters, guiding half day tours off the beaten path into naturally interesting and mysterious caves.

Cross Country Skiing

Mt. Bachelor

Sunriver Resort puts guests nearby dozens of high-quality Cross Country skiing trails and sno-parks at Paulina Lakes, Virginia Meisner, Edison Sno-Park and Mt. Bachelor’s Nordic Trails. Central Oregon’s cross country ski season is one of the longest in the country, running from mid-November to mid-April. Mt. Bachelor offers Nordic skiers over a dozen machine-groomed trails, totaling 35 miles.

Dogsled (Summer)

Trail of Dreams

Experience the unmatched excitement and unique opportunity of riding an Iditarod Dog Sled. Trail of Dreams Dogsledding, a family owned and operated business in Central Oregon, leads summer sled rides on a dry-land cart, through Broken Top, Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor mountains. All sled dog rides leave from outside the Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor.

Dogsled (Winter)

Experience the unmatched excitement and unique opportunity of riding an Iditarod Dog Sled. Trail of Dreams Dogsledding, a family owned and operated business in Central Oregon, leads dog sleds through snowy Broken Top, Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor mountains. All sled dog rides leave from outside the Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor.

Downhill Waterfall - Mt. Bike Tour

Paulina Plunge

The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt. Bike Tour is a wet and wild family adventure for all active ages 4 to 70. We will descend over six miles down a smooth winding forest trail, where our friendly guides will lead you to six pristine waterfalls and two natural water slides. Exploring this natural water park will be the highlight of your Sunriver vacation.

Fly Fishing

Cascade Guides and Outfitters

Cascade Fishing Guides and Outfitters Cascade Guides and Outfitters is the premier Orvis certified outfitter in Oregon. Staffed with highly skilled fly-fishing experts, Cascade Fishing Guides & Outfitters ensures your fly-fishing experience is both educational and fun. During your stay at Sunriver Resort, embark on a fly-fishing expedition with Cascade’s guides to areas in Central Oregon including: Crane Prairie Reservoir, Hosmer, East , Lava, Little Lava, Billy Chinook, Paulina, Wickiup, & Davis Lakes along with Deschutes, Crooked and Fall rivers. No need to bring your own equipment—Cascade Outfitters has a full range of rental equipment available.

Fort Funnigan

Sunriver Resort

Whether it's a day of outdoor adventures, arts & crafts or superhero moves on the climbing wall, Sunriver Resort has created the perfect environment for children ages 3-10. Kids have the run of the Fort - and Resort - with a 3400 square-foot fenced play yard and programs that include field trips to the Stables, Marina, Fish Hatchery and Nature Center. And when the weather doesn't cooperate there are plenty of pursuits perfect for the great indoors, courtesy of our 42-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player system and open indoor play area.

Frisbee Golf

Mt. Bachelor

Frisbee Golf, also known as Disc Golf and “FROLF,” employs a similar strategy as traditional golf; however golf clubs and balls are replaced with Frisbees. The player with the fewest Frisbee throws along the course, throwing into tall metal basket “holes,” wins. Frisbee Golf is a fun and challenging game for the entire family and a great way to relax at Sunriver.


Sunriver Resort Golf

Featuring Oregon's finest golf, Sunriver Resort is a golfer's paradise and an ideal choice for a golf vacation. Each the four golf courses were designed by an acclaimed architect. Crosswater, a recipient of a host of national golf awards, was designed by Bob Cupp. Meadows, one of Oregon's most unique golf courses, was designed by John Fought. Robert Trent Jones Jr. was the mastermind behind The Woodlands, regarded by many as Oregon's finest championship golf course. Caldera Links, another Bob Cupp design, is a family-friendly nine-hole course that makes the game of golf approachable for all skill levels.

High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum

A visit to the High Desert Museum is an unforgettable experience, with live owls, hawks, eagles, porcupines, badgers, reptiles, otter and more animals close up in natural habitat exhibits and programs. Discover the true stories of the West, with renowned exhibits and live historical performers. Meet stagecoach drivers, homesteaders, and other pioneers whose spirit shaped the region. Explore this fascinating attraction offering family activities, learning and fun.

Horseback Riding

Sunriver Resort Stables

The Sunriver Stables offers a wide range of equestrian experiences including; pony rides, half-hour to 8 hour trail rides, lessons and sleigh rides in the winter. Reservations are required for all trail rides. Pony rides are given on a first come first served basis.


Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort Marina Experience the US Forest Service designated "wild and scenic" Deschutes River at your own pace in a kayak from Sunriver Resort's Marina. The river takes you north on calm waters with a shuttle pick-up at Benham Butte (about 2 hours/6 miles). Special "Family Float" trips, kayak paddling lessons and kayak rentals are available during the summer. Kayaks are offered on a first come first serve basis; 3 people per kayak; best availability is between 9-11am.

Luxury Car Rentals

Carerra Motors

Carrera Collection Supplying Central Oregon with a wide variety of rental vehicles, including luxury sports cars, the Carrera Collection is a full-service rental car agency. During your vacation in Central Oregon at Sunriver, make the Carrera Collection your preferred provider for rental vehicles including Porsche, VW, Audi and BMW sports cars and SUVs. All of the Carrera Collection’s vehicles are fully equipped with snow tires in the winter.

Mountain Biking

Cog Wild

Cog Wild Bicycle Tours Ride Central Oregon’s mountain trails with Cog Wild Bicycle Tours. Zoom down singletrack, ride fire road along the Deschutes River Trail or shuttle to Mt. Bachelor for a ride downhill to Bend; these are just some of the options for riders of all ages and levels. Cog Wild’s guides are local with an intimate knowledge of area trails and scenic spots for a fantastic experience on either a half and full day guides ride. Can’t wait to take you riding!

Nature Center*

Sunriver Resort

The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory offers education and insight into the natural world that surrounds the Sunriver area. Visitors can learn about native plants and animal species through year-round educational programs and interpretive exhibits. Strolls along the nature trail and botanical garden are also popular. *no reservation required


Sunriver Resort

Enjoy an evening of wonder and exploration under starry Central Oregon skies at the Sunriver Observatory. Staff and volunteers provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere for observing the moon, stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies - including our own Milky Way galaxy. Stargazing, educational presentations and daytime solar viewing are available for the entire family. *no reservation required


Paintball Paradise

Paintball Paradise Create an exciting afternoon of team competition and fun rivalry during a game of “Capture the Flag,” paintball style, with Paintball Paradise. Offering state of the art rental gear and specialized paintball equipment, Paintball Paradise can orchestrate an afternoon of paintballing for families and groups. Whether you are an avid paintballer, or trying it for the first time, Central Oregon provides a scenic and dynamic landscape for this thrilling activity.

Rock Climbing

First Ascent

First Ascent Rock Climbing Guides Let First Ascent lead you on a thrilling climb at Sunriver’s Smith Rock. Instructing and guiding beginner, novice and expert climbers, First Ascent’s talented team of climbing instructors are passionate about climbing, and boast a flawless safety record thanks to high quality standards.

Sage Springs Spa

Sunriver Resort

The Sage Springs Spa at Sunriver Resort encapsulates the spirit of this high desert region with its warm ambiance, signature services and indigenous products. Welcome to a private world dedicated to health, fitness and complete well-being. Services include: body treatments, massage, facials, and salon services.



The brand new SHARC (Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center) Complex, is situated on a 22-acre site near Beaver Drive, Theater Drive and Overlook Road. Most of the facility will be open to the general public year-round starting Memorial Weekend 2012. Activities and features of the SHARC include: indoor and outdoor recreation pools, a 15-person outdoor adult hot tub, outdoor lazy river, water slides, tot pool, sand play area, indoor/outdoor café, picnic areas, playground, basketball courts, bocce ball, year-round turf tubing hills (with 3 custom runs with speeds that range from “gentle” to “bomber fast”), event/meeting rooms and an outdoor amphitheater that can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees!


The Old Mill

The Old Mill District in nearby Bend, Oregon, is located on the old site of the largest sawmill operation in the world. A unique area, the Old Mill District presents visitors with a mix of shopping, dining and entertainment venues to enjoy. From Orvis, Anne Taylor and REI to movie theatres and cafes, the Old Mill District is a favorite shopping destination near Sunriver. *no reservation required


Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor Mt. Bachelor is an alpine wonderland for skiers and snowboarders, just a short drive west of Sunriver. Providing 3,683 acres of snow-covered terrain, Mt. Bachelor’s 7 Express Quads, 3 Triple Chairlifts and 2 Surface Lifts get you up the mountain quickly so there is less time in line, and more time to take in the panoramic views of Broken Top Mountain, Three Sisters and Mount Washington. Pine Marten Lodge provides a cozy mid-mountain retreat for grabbing a bite to eat and warming your hands by the fire. For snowboarders, a 400 ft. Super Pipe and Air Chamber and slope style area will keep you busy all day long. Sunriver Resort provides guests with free shuttle rides to and from the mountain.

Sleigh Rides

Sunriver Resort Stables

During the snowy, winter months, Sunriver Stables’ horses are drawn to a magnificent sled, for sleigh rides. A nighttime sleigh ride is a great way to end a romantic evening, or a ride around Sunriver after lunch can be a scenic and entertaining activity for the entire family.


Central Oregon Adventures

Central Oregon Adventures Central Oregon Adventures provides Sunriver Resort guests with backcountry snowmobile tours during the winter season from November through April. Snowmobiles are the perfect way to explore the powder-filled meadows and high mountain terrain that makes this region a world-class winter playground. The four hour snowmobile tour includes a stop at the remote Elk Lake Resort. Get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime! Trips depart daily from the Wanoga Sno-Park. Two hour tours are also available. Reservations are required.


Wanderlust Tours

An ancient form of traversing snow flooded woodlands, snowshoeing is a great way to exercise and explore the backcountry area during the wintertime at Sunriver Resort. Snowshoeing opportunities are available at five sno-parks surrounding Mt. Bachelor. Additionally, Sunriver partner Wanderlust Tours offers guided snowshoeing and nature tours.

Sunriver Airport*

Sunriver Resort

Tucked in on the west side of the Sunriver Resort, the Sunriver Airport is a privately-owned regional airport able to accommodate your private aircraft, up to Falcon 2000 or a Challenger. The Sunriver Airport is within minutes of the main resort, and 20 miles outside of Bend, Oregon. *no reservation required

Sunriver Mall

Sunriver Mall

With more than 40 shops, restaurants, recreation and real estate businesses, the Village at Sunriver is a blossoming part of the Sunriver experience. The Village at Sunriver is currently undergoing a complete renovation including the creation of a main plaza, breathtaking landscaping enhancements, expansion of the Sunriver Village Ice Rink, improvements to Retail Row, and much more! Visit the Village at Sunriver online to learn more.

Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort

A unique Northwest vacation destination for all seasons that creates togetherness and memories among families and groups, Sunriver Resort provides unmatched activities and experiences in a serene, natural setting.

Sunriver Resort Bike Barn

Sunriver Resort

Biking in Sunriver is unquestionably the most popular outdoor activity in the area. Ride alongside the Deschutes River or among the pine trees on 35 miles of paved bike paths. Or venture out into the Forest and experience some of the best mountain biking in the country. The Bend/Sunriver area has an extensive mountain biking trail network. The Sunriver Resort Bike Barn has over 400 bikes in the fleet ready to rent by the hour or for the entire week. No reservations for rentals are necessary. Bike rentals include a helmet, lock and bike map. Under 18 years of age need a parent or legal guardian's signature on waiver form.


Sunriver Resort Tennis

Sunriver Resort’s teaching tennis professional will give you the tools needed to play to your fullest potential. Take advantage of our indoor facility, including 3 tennis courts and state of the art conditioning center. Or play under the sun on our 4 outdoor courts and use of an additional 27 outdoor courts in the Sunriver area. Stay afterward to soak in a hydrotherapy spa or use the steam room. Our staff has only one goal in mind, to improve your game!

Volcano Tours

Wanderlust Tours

The Sunriver area of Central Oregon’s High Cascades is rich with volcanoes. Lava tubes and cinder cones, typical characteristics of volcanoes, are both naturally beautiful and scientifically interesting. Tour the volcanic mountains of the High Cascades, including: • Mount Bachelor • Belknap Shield Volcano • Broken Top • Crater Lake Caldera • Crater Lake National Park • Dee Wright Observatory • Diamond Peak • Mount Hood • Mount Jefferson • Three-Fingered Jack • Three Sisters • Mount Washington

Whitewater Rafting


SunCountry Tours Rafting Leading trips on the west’s Upper Deschutes, McKenzie, North Umpqua and Lower Deschutes Rivers since 1978, SunCountry Tours Rafting provides the best whitewater rafting experiences in Oregon. SunCountry prides itself on quality guides, safety, customer service and exceptional equipment, and are available to plan your next paddling trip down Oregon’s exciting waterways.