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Display Your Registration Tag

The security and peace of mind we enjoy here are assured by our police knowing that those on the Ranch belong here. Failure to display your registration tag on your windshield, or letting others use your gate card is against BBR rules and may result in a fine or revocation of access to the Ranch. The Ranch will be safer, quieter and more relaxed if we all slow down–the speed limit is 25 MPH or less.

Please Use the Bike Paths

Leave the roads for the vehicles–we’ll all be safer. Drivers can’t see people for the trees, so STOP at all road crossings. Helmets are required for anyone under 16, for in–line skaters, scooters and bike riders or anyone being towed from a bike. WALK around Ranch buildings. Skateboards and long boards are prohibited.

Where Can I Park?

Parking is allowed on areas marked as parking, or on private property. Do not park along roadways, common areas, cul–de–sacs, or any area that is not private property. Temporary parking is available at the Administration parking lot, east of the Welcome Center. Most homes have room for two cars to park–others need to shuttle.

Save the Lakes for the Wildlife

Boating, flotation devices and ice skating are prohibited on all lakes and streams, with the exception of Phalarope Lake, on which, boating is allowed. Swimming/wading is prohibited in any lake or stream.

Catch & Release Fly Fishing

Phalarope Lake (by the Lodge) is the only lake at the Ranch open to catch and release fly fishing for owners and registered guests. The Rec Barn rents equipment and sells flies and licenses during the summer. 

RV & Boat Storage

Operation of motorcycles, snowmobiles, mopeds, or ATV’s, is prohibited. Such vehicles must be pushed/trailered from the gates to their lot at the Ranch. RVs, motor homes, trailers, campers, and boats may be temporarily stored in authorized areas, based on availability. Check at the Maintenance Office on McAllister Road for details, 541.595.1527.

Please Recycle

The Ranch encourages sustainability and recycling, and provides a Recycle Center for owners and registered guests on McAllister Road. Be fire safe and deposit ashes only in the ash bin, and add water.

Smokey Says...

Because we live in the forest, fire danger is always a concern. Fireworks, including sparklers, are prohibited. Extinguish cigarettes properly, and deposit only in ashtrays. Propane BBQ’s are permitted year round; Briquette BBQ’s are not allowed during fire season (or at the Ranch rental units at any time). Open burning is prohibited.


The use or discharge of firearms is strictly prohibited, including guns, bow and arrows.

Lost and Found

The Lost & Found is located at the Welcome Center. Items from other Ranch areas may be transferred to that location for convenience. Call 541-595-1252.

Designate a Meeting Place

When you arrive at the Ranch, develop a meeting place for your family (such as your home or condo) to use in the event of an emergency. Should an evacuation be necessary, all facilities will be closed, and people will be asked to return to their residences to prepare to leave. 

Emergency Communications

During emergencies, recorded messages are available at 541-595-1502. The Black Butte Ranch website provides information about Ranch activities, and during emergencies, is an official information source.

For your Information

The Police Department enforces all Oregon laws, including the Oregon Vehicle Code, as well as BBR Rules. They are located at 13885 Bishop’s Cap next to the Community Center near the entrance of the Ranch. If you have an emergency, call 911. To contact the BBR police for non–emergency police help, call 541-693-6911.

1st Aid Assistance

The BBR Fire Department is staffed with Paramedics 24/7. They have a fully–equipped first aid room and Air Life can transport to the hospital in Bend from the Ranch. Fire Department non–emergency: 541-693-6911. They are located at 13511 Hawks Beard, near the southern intersection of Bishop’s Cap and Hawks Beard.