Besson Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Near Sunriver, this small picnic area is along the Deschutes River.  There is a boat ramp at this location. There is an accessible restroom and picnic tables.

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.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass


At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day – On site payment not available (the nearest fee tube is at the junction of Forest Service Road 41 and 46). 
Permit Info: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel south on Highway 97 approximately 15 miles to Sunriver exit. Head west on county road 42, cross the Deschutes River and head north for 1/2 mile on Forest Road 41, then turn right on Forest Road 200 for approximately 1 mile.

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