Tour length: appx. 2 hours; up to 3 hours. The hours listed include check-in, instruction, and check out.

Minimum age:  Children 6-11 may ride with an adult in a tandem kayak, 12- 17 may ride in a single/all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location:  Upper Deschutes Day-Use at the boat launch

Description: The 800-foot basalt cliffs rimming the Deschutes River arm of Lake Billy Chinook create…

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You are making a reservation to ride your horse on the Old Railbed Trail at Deschutes River State Recreation Area. There is a reservation fee of $8 per horse.

The section of the Old Railbed trail open for horseback riding is a 22-mile (round trip) trail that follows the same route as the bicycle path, starting at the campground entrance parking lot, and ending at Harris Ranch. It's great for wildlife viewing…

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Tour length:  Approx. 2 hours.

Minimum age:  Tour is not recommended for children under 6 years old.

Description:  The Fort Rock Basin has served as a vital part of the Native American lifestyle. Fort Rock Cave is near Fort Rock State Natural Area and is the site of an archaeological discovery of several 9,000 to 11,000-year-old sagebrush bark sandals. This property serves as a reminder of the rich…

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Join park rangers for an evening of owling!

We will begin with an indoor presentation, “All About Owls,” and an owl pellet dissecting activity, for those who are interested. After the sun has set, we will embark on a short, ½-mile round trip hike to call for owls. This can require some patience, so it may not be suitable for children under 5 years of age. This portion of the event usually…

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