Bend / Sunriver Thousand Trails
17480 S. Century Dr.
Bend, OR 97707
Ranger Station: (541) 593-8494
General Delivery General Delivery, LA PINE OR 89101 – Pickup at 51649 Huntington Rd, La Pine, OR 97739
Mobile Voice and Data
Cell and Internet cards work great with a booster, when the park is full mid-July data throughput is no good. There is slow WiFi available in the family center
Oregon RV Laws
- If not fueling with diesel, and it is the daytime hours, and you are in a large township you have to allow the service station attendant to fill your vehicle. Oregon used to do this for fire concerns, but as of the 2015 legislature it was decided that this is a make jobs action. You can always fill your own vehicle if using diesel, you can fill a gas vehicle in rural areas at night if the filling station has the right equipment to take payment after hours. Unless you are in Portland, Oregon where the current fuel tax is now 75 cents per gallon, you will find gas in Oregon to be the same as in other states. The down side is it take longer to get fuel because you have to wait on the attendant. Don’t get it yourself, the fines are scary.
- Rv’s can be 14′ high, 8.6′ Wide, Trailers up to 45 feet long, Class “A” “C” ect… 45′, Only one trailer can be pulled at a time.
- Nearest truck is Gordy’s, has scales, competitive fuel prices, and a dump station. Here is a list of Oregon truck stops.
Things to see:
North of Bend
- Drake Park Great for the whole family. On river lots of ducks, geese, really nice play ground for the kids on the opposite side of the foot bridge a ways. https://www.bendparksandrec.org/Park_List_Hidden/Drake_Park/.
While at the park walk to Down town Bend near the parking area visit Gooddies good ice cream / soda shop. –(30 Miles)
- Goodies Ice Cream factory – Cost money $2pp, busy, so we never took the tour. – (23 Miles)
- Sun Mountain Fun center – Typical arcade bowling, bowling alley, mini golf, and Go-carts. Prices reasonable. – (30 Miles)
- Pilot Butte big cinder cone – drive up there and see like a bird – (22 Miles)
- Old Mill District – Some water front eateries, wonderful way to kill a hot summer evening. – (20 Miles)
- Tumalo Falls –MUST SEE– cost is $5, forest service pass accepted. Not great for wheel chars, road in is gravel. From Bend, OR: Travel 11.6 miles west on Skyliner’s Road (4601), then 2.6 miles west on Forest Road 4603 https://www.trazzler.com/trips/tumalo-falls-in-bend-or – (40 Miles)
- Equestrian Vacations – Horse Back riding, our kids like it. – (8 Miles)
- Gift shops and store – Has kids stuff to play on, bike rentals, groceries, – (8 Miles)
- Canoe on the Deschutes – They rent the canoe or raft to you, then pick you up. Cost $100 per boat, guess insurance is expensive – (7 Miles)
- Safe and pleasant Bike trails (Can rent bikes if needed.) Trails all over Sunriver start at the store.
- Observatory – We have never been here, but friends say its great. Have to try it sometime. – (7 Miles)
- Lava Lands – This is a very nice exhibit, one must stop here. Even if just for picnic. – (23 Miles)
- Lava Cast Forrest – Very neat, our kids liked the holes, and played in them. Gravel road from hell, make sure you secure your dentures. A forest service pass is required. – (15 Miles)
- Lava River Cave – We have done the trip several times, need to rent a light about $4. Bring a coat! – (9 Miles)
- Benham falls – Nice walk along the river in the woods. Put little ones on a leash and bring mosquito spray. – (14 Miles)
- Skiing Mount Bachelor / Sunriver – Winter only, and very popular – (24 Miles)
- Cascade Scenic Byway – 5 hour loop around many lakes over Mount Bachelor and drops you back in Bend. Take Oregon Route 372 We stop alot so it takes us a full day.
- Downtown Sisters – a fun mountain community done in a mountain theme. – (42 Miles)
- McKenzie Pass a high mountain scenic hwy – only open a couple months a year and some times not at all due to elevation, but incredible views. – (65 Miles)
Sunriver, Oregon (Bend) 20 miles south on Hwy 97. This Park is a wonderful park, everything I want out of a membership park except it has no sewer hookups due to county regulations. In addition to the park being clean, nice and obviously well managed, they do not have rude signs around that are condescending to members, nor big rule packets, and the park truly gives the feel of a family friendly atmosphere. The park is 4 hours out of Portland, 3 hours from the Columbia River Gorge and 3 hours from Salem. If you are in Oregon, you need to come to Bend. Note: This park has no sewer hookups.
The Fort / Common area
Where they put the people who can’t drive 5
Library – Well Loved
Adult Pool and hot tub
They place most of the long term people behind this sign. This way everyone gets along better
Long term rental, everything is kept neat as can be. I have very little issue with leased sites when they are kept like this one.
Sign to the leased sites