World-class fly fishing, adrenaline-boosting mountain biking, and some of Oregon's best hiking wait out your backdoor. Or, hop in the car, and within minutes hit the downhill ski slopes, marvel in awe at fantastic waterfalls, and so much more.
Cold Springs Resort is located in the picturesque hamlet of Camp Sherman, OR, which boasts a year-round population of 233 (2010 census) and the cutest general store this side of the Rockies. Here you'll find everything you need from groceries, must-have gift items, and expert fly fish goods and advice. Nestle-in and experience the relaxed pace of life, unforgettable scenery, and outdoor adventures abound (Photo Credit: Al Krause, flickr.com).
This small fishing pond is perfect for the kids and anglers with disabilities - plus it's located right next door to the resort! The pond is regularly stocked with trout from Wizard Falls Hatchery, providing an easier fishing opportunity in an area with no other stocked ponds. Kids age 17 and under and anglers with a disabilities license will be able to fish at Metolius Pond. Fishing is free for kids age 11 and under while older kids need the $10 Youth License.
See where the Metolius River springs to life, flowing ice cold and powerfully out of a hillside. Located only a couple miles from Cold Springs, the trail to see the origin of this majestic river is 0.5 miles, round-trip, with ample parking and bathrooms. (Photo Credit: Sandy Brown Jensen, flickr.com)
Wizard Falls Hatchery offers a park-like setting where you can view the breathtaking turquoise falls, birds of prey, fish, freshwater mammals, hoofed mammals, wading birds. Display ponds showcase the various species of fish being hatched and reared at the hatchery, as well as interpretive signage and a platform for viewing fish in the settling pond is also available. (Photo Credit: US Forest Service, flickr.com)
Bound on all sides by mixed conifer forest, the lake is deep and clear. There’s endless fun and delicious food to enjoy at Suttle Lake, all year around. Activities include bird watching and wildlife-viewing, swimming, motorized and non-motorized boating, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking and more! (Photo Credit: "Suttle Lake with Burn" by OpalMirror is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 )
Two of Oregon’s most breathtaking waterfalls make the perfect outing, or pack a picnic and make a day of it! Visit both by car, or hike the short, family-friendly loop between the two. Only a 40 min drive from Cold Springs Resort. (Photo Credit: Davgood Kirshot, Pixabay)
The canyon in which Lake Billy Chinook lies was carved by the three rivers that flow into the lake; the Crooked, Deschutes, and Metolius rivers. The Cove Palisades State Park, situated among towering cliffs that surround this vastly scenic lake, is an ideal recreational destination for the entire family.
The park offers more than 10 miles of hiking trails, a myriad of water recreational opportunities and rental services and rich opportunities for wildlife watching and splendid scenery. (Photo Credit: Bonnie Moreland, flickr.com)