Newberry Country – Gateway to Year Round Recreation
Newberry Country – La Pine is your gateway to recreation year round. Tourists are attracted to the region by activities that include hunting, fishing, swimming, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, wind surfing, backpacking, camping, golfing, mountain biking, white water rafting, spelunking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. The Deschutes National Forest that surrounds the La Pine Area, boasts more than 158 lakes and reservoirs, over 100 campgrounds, and over 240 miles of streams. An 89 mile paved driving tour takes you past spectacular views of many mountain lakes and streams and the cascade mountains.
The Deschutes River is one of Oregon’s premier recreation rivers and it starts just West of La Pine at Wickiup Reservoir. It is a challenging river to raft and its smaller cousin, the Little Deschutes River, also starts in the clear cold cascades. It winds its way through many of La Pine’s subdivisions, and there are many “in and out” spots along both rivers for rafters and fishing.