Meadow Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Located just over five miles west of Bend, this popular day use area sits along the the Deschutes River. This site offers hiking access to the Deschutes River Trail and several areas for picnicking next to the river. There are toilets and picnic tables at this site. 

Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year and on the Deschutes River Trail from May 15-September 15.

WARNING! Although the river looks placid at this location, the stretch of the Deschutes River between Meadow Camp and Bend is some of the most challenging water on the river. The canyon narrows and rises, preventing any chance for a portgage, and fills with technical Class IV and V rapids.

THIS SECTION OF THE RIVER SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED BY EXPERTS.

 

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can also 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.
Closest Towns: Bend, Oregon
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
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:

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel 6.2 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 1 mile south on Forest Road 4600 100.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.00156

  Longitude : 
-121.37965

  Elevation : 
3850

 

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