• People doing handstands underwater.

Swimming

Pools

Each of the five swimming pools at Black Butte Ranch was designed for more than just taking a swim. They are sanctuaries where you can relax in the sun and read a good book, create exciting activities with your family and take in the natural splendor and spectacular mountain views. When not in the water, guests can lounge on comfortable chairs under shady umbrellas while savoring food and refreshments from our Bistro and Snack Shops.

Recreation Center Pools

Glaze Meadow Recreation Center features an indoor lap pool, outdoor pool, wading pool and children’s “spray” ground. There are year round opportunities for relaxation in our steam room and outdoor hot tub. The indoor pool is also open year round. During the summer, guests at the Glaze Meadow pools can cool off or refuel with ice cream, snacks, burgers, espresso drinks and other cold refreshments from the Glaze Meadow Snack Shop.  The Glaze Meadow indoor pool and hot tub are open year-round.

BLACK BUTTE RANCH SWIMMING POOL
REOPENING GUIDELINES & HOURS OF OPERATION

The State of Oregon guidelines for Phase 2 allows pools to reopen under limited occupancy to maintain strict safety and physical distancing guidelines. Compliance with these guidelines requires a maximum number of people on the premises accordingly. The Lakeside and GMRC pools will open on Monday, June 15. Upper Glaze, South Meadow and Paulina pools will open on Wednesday, June 24.

Pool

Pool Complex Occupancy    

Locker Room Occupancy

LAKESIDE 140 10 each
GMRC 155 10 each
UPPER GLAZE 40 N/A
SOUTH MEADOW 40 3 each
PAULINA 30 N/A

POOL GUIDELINES

GMRC POOLS

GMRC ADULT SWIM
7am-10am Adult Swim
  • Ages 18 and older
  • One lap swimmer allowed per lane
    – 4 swimmers per half-hour
  • 30-minute reservations allowed on the hour;
    call 541-595-5881 the day before to make a reservation.
  • Bring your own towels and equipment
    (i.e.: goggles, kick boards, etc.)
GMRC OPEN SWIM

There will be 3-hour time frames with 1 hour for cleaning scheduled throughout the day beginning at 10am.

10am-1pm Open Swim
1pm-2pm Closed for Cleaning
2pm-5pm Open Swim
5pm-6pm Closed for Cleaning
6pm-9pm Open Swim
  • Groups may not be larger than 10.
  • Monitors will assist in enforcing physical distancing in the facility.
  • All staff will wear masks.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear masks when NOT in the water.
  • Bring your own towels and equipment (i.e.: goggles, kick boards, etc.)

LAKESIDE POOL

LAKESIDE ADULT SWIM

8am-10am Adult Swim (18 years and older only)
LAKESIDE OPEN SWIM

There will be 3-hour time frames with 1 hour for cleaning scheduled throughout the day beginning at 10am.

10am-1pm Open Swim
1pm-2pm Closed for Cleaning
2pm-5pm Open Swim
5pm-6pm Closed for Cleaning
6pm-9pm Open Swim
  • Groups may not be larger than 10.
  • Monitors will assist in enforcing physical distancing in the facility.
  • All staff will wear masks.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear masks when NOT in the water.
  • Bring your own towels and equipment (i.e.: goggles, kick boards, etc.)

LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS

9am-7pm SUP | Kayaks | Canoes
  • Waivers are required and must be completed by an adult
  • Payment and waivers are completed at the reception counter

UPPER GLAZE MEADOW | SOUTH MEADOW | PAULINA POOLS

10am-7pm Open Swim
  • A monitor will be stationed at the entry. Guests must check in with the monitor to determine if there is space available.
  • All staff will wear masks.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear masks when NOT in the water.
  • Bring your own towels and equipment (i.e.: goggles, kick boards, etc.)

Glaze Meadow Indoor Pool & Outdoor Hot Tub

Woman sitting at the edge of the indoor pool.

Open year round

*Check Pool Rules Tab

Hours of Operation

Glaze Meadow Outdoor Pool

Glaze Meadow Outdoor pool.

The Glaze Meadow Outdoor Pool is open seasonally. (weather permitting).

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Hours of Operation

Lakeside Pool

Lakeside pool - outdoor view.

Lakeside pool is the place to hang out in the summer. With unbelievable views, shade from the hot summer sun, a poolside bar and a 16-person hot tub, there are endless opportunities for relaxation.  Access to Lakeside pool is available for homeowners and registered guests. Access is gained by using pin pad located in the entry hallway. Enter pin number followed by # sign or bring your access card to swipe pad.

Fun Facts About the Pool Facility

• There is a 9’ deep end!
• Four lanes for lap swimming with dedicated lap swim times of 8:00-10:00am each day.
• Every tile on the whirlpool was hand cut to create its unique design.
• You can gaze at Mt. Washington while enjoying a relaxing sauna.
• The walls of the locker rooms don’t go all the way to the ceiling… so watch what you say!

The Lakeside Pool was part of the $11.5M Lodge Area Redevelopment Project, which opened in June 2015.  The project won three awards for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

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12934 Hawks Beard | 541-595-1275

Hours of Operation

Upper Glaze Meadow Pool

Upper Glaze Meadow Pool

The newest pool at the Ranch opened July 1, 2017

Come take a dip at our newest pool facility, situated among towering pines at the top of the Ranch. The pool features a “vortex” area for kids (and adults) and plenty of patio and grass for lounging.

Additionally, the newly surfaced UGM tennis and pickle ball courts are also open for use.  No reservations are required.

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13431 Triflorium | 541-595-0311

Hours of Operation

South Meadow Pool

South Meadow Pool

For those seeking a quieter pool, South Meadow Pool is a superb place. Kick back amidst Ponderosa and Aspen tree-filled surroundings. South Meadow Pool is open seasonally during the summer.

  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • No glass or alcohol allowed.

*Check Pool Rules Tab

13601 Bishops Cap | 541-595-1276

Hours of Operation

Paulina Pool

The Paulina Pool

Paulina Pool is located in a private area of the Ranch.  Getting there can be an adventure in itself. There is no parking available, so you must walk, bike, or be dropped off.  Paulina Pool is open seasonally during the summer.

  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • No glass or alcohol allowed.

*Check Pool Rules Tab

13384 Red Clover | 541-595-1277

Hours of Operation

Water-Related Fitness Classes at GMRC Pools

Silver Fins Swim Workout, Hydrofit Water Aerobics, and other fitness classes are available.

Check the Activity Guide or the right column for hours or call 541-595-5881 for details.

Swimming Lessons—Group and Private

Group swimming lessons are available on a drop-in basis at Glaze Meadow outdoor pool during the summer. Group lessons are available Monday-Friday, 9-10am through mid-August. Cost is $15 per child, ages 4 and older. Lessons may be paid for at Glaze Meadow Recreation Center. Call 541.595.5881 to sign up.

Group Swimming Lessons

9-9:30am Beginners
9:35-10:05am Advanced Beginners
9:35-10:05am Intermediates (Separate classes)

Private Lessons

Thirty minute private lessons are available Monday-Friday, 9-11am.  Cost for private lesson is $40 per child; semi-private is $20 per child.  Preregistration and payment is required for private and semi-private lessons. Call 541-595-5881 for information.

Beginners—little or no water experience
Advanced Beginners—work on front crawl and breathing
Intermediates—perfect front crawl and work on other strokes

Pool Safety Rules

  • Adults only until 10am  – Kids under 18 are welcome at facilities after 10am
  • Lifeguards are not on duty unless noted.
  • Obey all posted rules and swim with a buddy
  • No glass or alcohol allowed.
  • Kids under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Kids 6 years and younger may not use the hot tub, steam room or sauna
  • Kids 7-14 in the hot tub and/or sauna must be supervised by an adult

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