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Outdoor Adventures

Year-round outdoor expeditions are a hallmark of Black Butte Ranch.  From biking, hiking, kayaking and canoeing to fly-fishing, snowshoeing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking, the Ranch is your adventure headquarters.  The Ranch also provides convenient access to some of the best fishing, skiing and rock climbing you’ll find anywhere.  Whatever season you arrive, you’ll be making memories to share for a lifetime.

Biking

Explore scenic bike trails both on and off the Ranch.

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Hiking

Whether you’re exploring the Ranch’s 1800 acres, or making a foray into the 1.6 million acre Deschutes National Forest that is our backyard, hiking opportunities are endless.

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Fishing

Engage in catch and release fly-fishing at Black Butte Ranch and nearby waters.

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Canoeing, Kayaking, & Stand Up Paddleboarding

Take in the stunning mountain backdrop while paddling across the calm waters of Phalarope Lake at Black Butte Ranch.

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Whitewater Rafting

From mellow rapids mixed in with fun rolls and swirls to thrilling adventures, there’s whitewater fun for everyone.

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Guided Cave Trips, GPS Challenges & Canoe Tours

Canoe serene, secluded waters, traverse remote caves or discover hidden clues in the forest. 

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Rock Climbing

Go for a thrilling rock climb in world-renown Smith Rock State Park.

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High Desert Museum

Encounter eagles, owls, otters, bobcat, lynx and other animals in their natural habitats, while learning about the natural history of Central Oregon.

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Paulina Plunge Downhill
Waterfall Mountain Bike Tour

Discover the secrets of Chief Paulina’s waterslide. Descend over 2,500 vertical feet on a mountain bike (four 1.5 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop) and visit up to six waterfalls, including two safe natural slides.  Call 541-389-0562 or visit PaulinaPlunge.com.

Skiing & Snow Activities

From sledding and snowshoeing to cross country and downhill skiing, there’s great snow-filled recreation to enjoy both on and off the Ranch.

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GLAZE MEADOW
RECREATION CENTER*
(GMRC)
13695 Hawks Beard
Kids welcome after 10am
541-595-5879
Sun-Thurs
Fri & Sat
7am-7pm
7am-8pm
*DETAILS
GMRC OUTDOOR POOL

The outdoor pool closes for the season Monday, October 8.  The hot tub and indoor pool will remain open.

GMRC INDOOR POOL*

Kids welcome after 10am

Adult Swim 7am–10am
Open Swim
Sun-Thurs
Fri & Sat
7am-7pm
7am-8pm
Hydrofit Class
M & W $15
9am-1oam
Silver Fins Swim Workout Class
T & Th  $15 
9am-10am
*DETAILS
LAKESIDE EXERCISE
& HOT TUB
*

 Opens at 7:30am

LAKESIDE POOL
Bring card or code for access
The last day to use the Lakeside Pool this year will be  Sunday, 9/23 (9am-8pm). 
The Lakeside hot tub and exercise room are open all year.  The Glaze Meadow indoor pool and hot tub are also open year-round.
 9am-8pm
SOUTH MEADOW POOL
PAULINA POOL
UPPER GLAZE MEADOW POOL
Closed for the season
 

 

Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Children 6 years and younger are not allowed in hot tub, steam room or sauna. Children 7-14 must be supervised by an adult.

LAKESIDE ACTIVITY CENTER
GAME ROOM
12930 Hawks Beard

9/4-30  Game Room Open
(Not staffed)

 541-595-1282

9am-8pm

BIKE PATH CLOSURES

9/24 & 9/25:  Sports Field & General Store to Aspen Grove

3 weeks TBD:  Big Meadow path

Activity Guide
Monthly Activity Guide