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

Deschutes River & hiking
trails at LaPine State Park
in central Oregon

This photograph of the Deschutes River, not looking so wild and scenic here :-), was taken from a viewpoint encountered after walking around "Big Red" to stand on a paved portion of the Deschutes River hiking trail, which continues on from this point in either direction. If you look in the distance in the photo, you can see Newberry Caldera with Paulina Peak, looking quite insignificant. What a difference a little distance makes.

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Forward ~ Oregon's Newberry National volcanic Monument, from atop Paulina Peak

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

USFS: The Deschutes National Forest in Oregon.

Explore the Deschutes River and LaPine State Park in Central Oregon: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

Wildflowers blooming alongside the wild and scenic Deschutes River on the hiking trail to Benham Falls, part of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and included in the Deschutes National Forest of Oregon.

deschutes river in central oregon graces lapine state park with hiking trails in addition to peaceful campgrounds, day use areas for picnicking, and big red, the larger ponderosa pine tree in oregon; all this not far from newberry national volcanic monument: 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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Wood River Wetlands (pictured to the left), one of the many Klamath Basin birding trails, 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.