Take the US-97 south from Sunriver and you’ll encounter LaPine State Park, a beautiful subalpine forest famous for its immense ponderosa pines, its bountiful trout fishing, its pristine alpine lakes, its easy access to the winding Deschutes River, and its dynamic wildlife presence. For more information on what makes LaPine State Park in Oregon stand out, read on below!
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LaPine State Park is open for the summer season from early May through late September, during which time visitors flock to the park for hiking, fishing, boating, and picnicking. In the winter, the park is home to some of Central Oregon’s best skiing, with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.
The park is also a popular place for camping year-round, making a trip to LaPine State Park a fun option for visitors who want to plan a night out in the woods during their time in Sunriver.
Another unique aspect of LaPine State Park is that it’s home to the largest ponderosa pine tree in the state of Oregon. Believed to be over 500 years old, the tree (known as “Big Red”) towers at 162 feet in height, with a diameter of nearly 30 feet around.
Popular hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails in LaPine State Park include Big Pine Loop, Cougar Woods Loop, Deschutes Loop, and the iconic Fall River Loop. Take Big Pine Loop if you want to pay a visit to the park’s iconic pine tree, Big Red.
As you explore the trails in this park, keep an eye out for incredible animals at their finest, such as eagles and red-tailed hawks snatching fish out of the Deschutes River and adjacent lakes for their next meal. Some visitors have even reported seeing llamas during their excursions on the park’s trails!
You’ll find LaPine State Park about 15 minutes south of Sunriver at 15800 State Recreation Rd., La Pine, OR 97739. You can also learn more about this incredible park by calling (541) 536-2428, or by speaking with one of our representatives at Arrived Now.
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LaPine State Park in Oregon is just one of the many unbelievable sightseeing and recreation spots that Sunriver has to offer. Find out more about what Sunriver has in-store for you during your vacation when you call or email our reservation agents today to discuss reserving your accommodations through us.