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Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Redmond, Oregon for the many recreational
opportunities. The dramatic spires and craggy palisades of Smith
Rock State Park are just north of Redmond. World-class climbing
adventures await both the neophyte and the experienced climber.
There are also seven miles of hiking trails that follow the Crooked
River and wind up the canyon walls to the top of the ridges. The
Ogden Wayside Rest Area, also north of Redmond, allows visitors
to view the 500 foot deep Crooked River Gorge, as well as breathtaking
vistas of two of Oregon's highest mountains, Mt. Hood and Mt.
Fishing is a favorite past time in Redmond. Nearby lakes include
Billy Chinook, Suttle, and Blue lakes, as well as the Ochoco,
Haystack and Prineville reservoirs. Feel the thrill of rafting
on the Deschutes River, or enjoy swimming and fishing for summer
steelhead and rainbow trout. Along the Cascade Lakes Highway,
there are many lakes open for fishing for brook, brown and rainbow
Redmond is close to Mt. Bachelor, which has several prime skiing
areas for alpine and cross country skiers. The season usually
starts around Thanksgiving, and lasts well into spring. Night
skiing is available at the Hoodoo Ski Bowl, 45 minutes from Redmond.
Campgrounds and campsites abound, since Redmond is close to the
Three Sisters Wilderness Area and the Deschutes National Forest.
There are also many state parks in the area, including Cove Palisades
State Park. Located next to Lake Billy Chinook, the view from
the park of the mountains and the beautiful shoreline provide
the perfect backdrop for fishing, water skiing, hiking, and boating
Since Redmond is only 14 miles north of Bend, you can participate
in all of the amenities the larger city has to offer, while still
enjoying the small town feel of Redmond. With so many recreational
and tourism opportunities nearby, you'll want to stay a while