Activities

Year Round Recreation for the Entire Family

Three generations of vacationers call Black Butte Ranch their favorite family reunion spot. This kind of loyalty doesn’t happen overnight, but by consistently meeting—and exceeding—expectations during every visit.  Families come back, year after year, because there’s no better place to partake in year round recreation than Black Butte Ranch.

BBR Activities

Dining | Golf | Recreation | Spa | Adventures

Activity Guide

Nestled in more than 1800 pristine acres of breathtaking Oregon beauty, Black Butte Ranch offers a wealth of year round activities—perfect for an authentic Oregon vacation with your family or group. Guests can enjoy two 18 hole championship golf courses with mountain views, Northwest-inspired dining and catering and endless activities, including horseback riding, 18 miles of paved hiking and biking trails, a full-service day spa, indoor and outdoor pool complexes, tennis courts, fitness facilities with cardio and weight equipment, a recreation center with entertainment for the whole family, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking and convenient access to some of the finest fishing and whitewater rafting you’ll find anywhere.

Our Lakeside area features not only an expansive outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness facility, sauna and locker rooms, but also is just steps away from a game-filled Activity Center and playground, plus award-winning dining options like the Lodge Restaurant, Aspen Lounge and Lakeside Bistro (which is just off the pool itself).

Scattered throughout the Ranch find a full-court basketball court, four pickle ball courts, two bocci ball courts and two horseshoe pits, along with sand volleyball courts. Plus, guests can groove to outdoor concerts, or try other outdoor activities like horseback riding, tennis, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and fly-fishing.

The recreational opportunities at the Ranch are limitless.

Just off the Ranch is the 1.6 million acre Deschutes National Forest, offering endless adventures for the outdoor enthusiast. From hiking, mountain biking and fly-fishing to whitewater rafting, winter skiing and snowshoeing, there’s no end to your Central Oregon adventure options.

Woman on horseback.

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and hit the trail for a ride with one of our professional wranglers.

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Family biking on a bridge.

Biking

Whether you’re looking for a gentle stroll or a challenging trek, we’ve got the perfect hike for you.

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Waterfall and river.

Favorite Trails

Whether you’re looking for a gentle stroll or a challenging trek, we’ve got the perfect hike for you.

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Man fly fishing .

Fishing

Learn the fundamentals of fly fishing here at the Ranch, or test your skills on the pristine waters of the McKenzie and Deschutes rivers. 

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People doing handstands underwater.

Swimming

Take a dip in one of our five swimming pools around the Ranch. With both indoor and outdoor options, the water’s always fine.

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Tennis player serving.

Tennis & Pickleball

With 17 tennis courts and four pickleball courts, you can always find a friendly match. Private and group lessons available.

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Man on standup paddleboard.

Water Activities

Kayak, canoe, or paddleboard the calm waters of our lake, or take a thrill ride on the nearby Deschutes or McKenzie rivers with an experienced whitewater rafting guide.

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Person cross country skiing down a winter trail.

Snow Activities

It’s a winter wonderland out there—and gliding along our endless cross-country ski trails is the perfect way to explore it.

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Kids on a climbing wall.

Rock Climbing

Learn something new today.

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