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Guide to Umpqua National Forest: Waterfall Hikes & Hot Springs

Guide to Umpqua National Forest: Waterfall Hikes & Hot Springs

Thousands of years ago, powerful geologic activity created the diverse landscapes of this southern Oregon gem. Alpine lakes, rushing rapids, lush vegetation and tumbling waterfalls await visitors exploring the Cascade Mountain Range. You will even find some of the...

16 Great Options For Camping Near Eugene Oregon

16 Great Options For Camping Near Eugene Oregon

Immerse yourself in nature by making use of some of the many campsites that surround the city of Eugene, Oregon. You could camp on the banks of the cascading McKenzie River, enjoy the calming waters of one of the many lakes of the area, or rough it in the wilderness...

23 Prime Spots to Go Camping Near Bend Oregon

23 Prime Spots to Go Camping Near Bend Oregon

Camping near Bend, Oregon, is a great alternative to staying in a hotel or vacation rental in town. You'll still have the benefit of being able to enjoy all of the city's attractions and facilities while being immersed in the great outdoors. If you don't mind roughing...

The Deschutes River: How to Float, Trails and Info (Bend)

The Deschutes River: How to Float, Trails and Info (Bend)

The Deschutes River is teeming with activities and fun, and lucky for Bendites, it's right in the center of the city! In the summers, it's the place to hang out and have fun on the water. Floating, hiking, kayaking, and even surfing are all possible. Here's a guide to...

Diamond Lake and Mount Thielsen Hike

Diamond Lake and Mount Thielsen Hike

When choosing your adventure in southern Oregon's Umpqua land, Diamond Lake is an ideal base camp. Set in a pristine section of the Cascades, the lake itself covers some 3,000 acres and is a mile high (well ok, 5,183 ft. to be precise). It is the epicenter of a...

Hiking the Oregon Badlands to Flatiron Rock

Hiking the Oregon Badlands to Flatiron Rock

Looking for a way to spend a few hours getting to know the local terrain on your visit to Bend, Oregon? If so, you may want to consider the Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area. Located approximately 16 miles east of Bend’s city limits, this barren high desert playground’s...