Dillon Falls Day Use Area
This area offers a great summer setting for picnicking and viewing Dillon Falls along the Deschutes River. This site offers access to the Deschutes River Trail as well as a boat ramp into the Deschutes River. There is horse trailer parking with access to the horse trail along the river. There's also a restroom at this site.
An Accessible trail 0.3-mile long goes from the west end of the day use area and connects to the Deschutes River Trail, going upriver and over a short pedestrian bridge.
Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year and on the Deschutes River Trail from May 15-September 15.
Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.
At a Glance
|Fees:||Recreation Fee Site: $5/vehicle/day – On-site payment not available (the nearest fee tube is at the junction of Forest Service Road 41 and 46).|
|Passes:||Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased. Acceptable passes include:
From Bend, OR: Travel 7.9 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 2.6 miles south on Forest Road 41. At this junction there are signs to direct you to Dillion Falls.
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Dillon Falls is a short walk downstream from the parking lot and offers stunning views of the falls, cascades, and rapids in a canyon of the Deschutes River. Ancient lava flows on the opposite side of the river are part of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.