the biggest ponderosa pine in oregon at lapine state park in central oregon in bend: campgrounds, day use areas, hiking trails, the deschutes river.

Big Red
at LaPine State Park
in central Oregon

"Big Red", the largest Ponderosa Pine in Oregon, has a circumference of 28.9 feet, is thought to be more than 500 years old and is 162 feet tall.

Forward ~ The Deschutes River in LaPine State
Park near Newberry National Volcanic Monument
in central Oregon.

Back ~ "Big Red" at LaPine State Park in central Oregon.

Protect our National Forests and Wilderness Areas. Leave NO Trace!

Ponderosa Pine is known in the Netherlands, there it's called Oregon Pine.

USFS: The Deschutes National Forest in Oregon.

Explore La Pine State Park in Central Oregon: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

big obsidian flow from paulina peak at newberry national volcanic monument: hiking trails, paulina and east lakes, little crater campground, campgrounds, resort, hot springs, fishing, boating, swimming.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located south of Smith Rock near Crater Lake National Park.

walking at wood river wetlands, one of the many klamath basin birding trails near crater lake national park and gathering light ... a retreat in southern oregon: cabins in the forest on the river near crater lake national park.

Travel to Gathering Light .... a retreat on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

Directions to and Day Trips in either Oregon or California of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Explore little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: hiking trails, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding trails and more: Directions Map & Scenery.

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Contact Brad at Gathering Light ... a retreat.

Wildflowers blooming along the river (pictured to the left) not far from Gathering Light ... a retreat. Rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon and not far from Crater Lake National Park.