Places To Swim


There are so many family-friendly places to swim in and around Sunriver.  Here are a few of our favorites.

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Besson Day Use Area

Great place to put bodies, kayaks or innertubes in the water and just play.  Directions from Sunriver.  The water is moving so we recommend young kids play in life jackets.

Big River Campground

Another great place to put bodies, kayaks or innertubes in the water and just play.  Directions from Sunriver.  The water is moving so we recommend young kids play in life jackets.

Cultus Lake

Cultus Lake is one of the most popular of the high Cascade Lakes because it is one of the few that allows waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, and jet skiing.  There is a large public beach right next to Cultus Lake Resort.  Day permits are required.  Directions from Sunriver.

Kayaks, SUPs, and Jet-ski for rent.  Reservations recommended.

South twin lake

South Twin Lake has a beautiful beach and day use area with picnic tables, a small grocery store and restaurant.  Get there early for the best spot on the beach.  Day permits are required.  Directions from Sunriver.

Kayaks and SUPs available to rent.  Reservations recommended.

Elk Lake

Elk Lake has two wonderful beaches with shallow areas to swim at.  South Beach Picnic Area and Elk Lake's Sunset View Day Use Area.

Directions from Sunriver - South Beach

Directions from Sunriver - Sunset View

Deschutes River - harpers bridge

Float the Deschutes river from Harpers Bridge to the Sunriver Canoe Takeout.
Driving Directions - Harpers Bridge to Sunriver Canoe Takeout

Steps

  1. Load kayaks, canoe, or innertubes onto/into two cars.
  2. Drop boats and people off at Harper's Bridge.
  3. Drive both cars to the Sunriver Canoe Takeout
  4. Leave one car parked.
  5. Drive second car to Harper's Bridge.  
  6. Enjoy a leisurely float down the river through Sunriver.
  7. Beach kayaks at Sunriver Canoe Takeout.
  8. Load up and go an retrieve car #2 at Harper's Bridge.

Deschutes River - Big River Boating site

Float the Deschutes river from Big River Boating Site to Harpers Bridge.

Steps

  1. Load kayaks, canoe, or innertubes onto/into two cars.
  2. Drop boats and people off at Big River Boating Site.
  3. Drive both cars to the Harper's Bridge (Driving Directions - Big River Boating Site to Harpers Bridge)
  4. Leave one car parked.
  5. Drive second car back to Big River Boating Site.  
  6. Enjoy a leisurely float down the river.
  7. Beach kayaks at Harpers Bridge.
  8. Load up and go an retrieve car #2 at Big River Boating Site.

Juniper Swim & Fitness

Located in Bend, Juniper Swim and Fitness has both an indoor and outdoor pool (Summers only) and is a great place to take the whole family.  Reservation required for some activities.  Directions from Sunriver to Juniper Swim & Fitness.

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