Cold Springs Campground

From Sisters, drive 4.2 miles west on Hwy 242. Turn Right into Cold Springs campground and drive into the first big parking lot next to the restrooms. We will meet here.

Located just southwest of Sisters, Cold Springs Campground is nestled below a thick Ponderosa Pine forest mixed with birches in the wet areas.  A small spring runs through the center of this popular, shaded campground. We allow kids to empty their water bottles and fill up at the spring. If you do not want your child drinking the pure spring water for any reason, please let us know ahead of time. This is one of our favorite camp locations!


Dillon Falls

From Bend
Head west on 14th St.
Continue on 14th St. until it turns into SW Century Dr. after the Simpson Ave. roundabout
Stay on SW Century Dr./Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
About 6mi you pass Widgi Creek Golf Course on the left hand side
After Widgi Creek there will be a sign on the right for Deschutes River Recreation.  You will turn LEFT onto this road (Dillon Falls Rd/NF-41.)
Stay south 2.6mi (past Lava Island, etc) and you will see a sign for Dillon Falls.  Turn LEFT on forest road 4120.
Stay on this winding road for a few minutes, when the road forks slightly, stay LEFT.
We will be meeting at the main parking lot.  There are passes required for this site, as it is National Forest. Passes can be purchased at the turn off to Deschutes River Recreation. If you plan to stay on site (and not just drop-off or pick-up,) we suggest you check the Deschutes & Ochoco National Forest Service website for what passes are honored. $5/vehicle/day from May 1 through September 30 – On site payment not available.

Dillon Falls is a beautiful location with ponderosa pines, the river, and an open meadow to explore. Prepare for mosquitoes.


Juniper Jungle Farm

22135 Erickson Rd. Bend, OR 97701

From downtown Bend take Hwy 20 heading east. Turn LEFT on Erickson. Go 2 miles and through one stop sign. Take RIGHT to stay on Erickson (instead of heading straight on Dickey). Turn into the 3rd driveway on the RIGHT. The driveway will veer in two directions; one gravel road and one paved road. Stay left on the gravel road.

Juniper Jungle Farm uses Permaculture and Biodynamic practices because they feel it is important to keep the big picture of sustainability in mind, while remaining stewards of the land in a way that will benefit ourselves, the land, the animals and the future. They follow these practices to provide you with the freshest heirloom produce available in Central Oregon. You can find them at Farmers Markets or become a CSA Member.


Skyliner Lodge

16125 Skyliners Road, Bend Oregon 97701

Skyliner Lodge is 8 miles west of downtown Bend on Skyliners Road. It is just before the bridge you have to cross in order to drive to Tumalo Falls.

The High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) has entered into a long term lease agreement with the Forest Service for Skyliner Lodge. The goal is to use the facility for conservation, outdoor and natural resource education in addition to educational meetings. This is an excellent location with access to nature areas in a rich riparian zone. There are a lot of mosquitoes in this region so it is important to bring good repellent during spring and summer months.


Tumalo State Park

Tumalo State Park is north of downtown Bend on O.B. Riley Road. We meet at the parking area WEST of O.B. Riley Road. If you are heading north toward Tumalo State Park, you will turn left. If you are heading south toward Tumalo State Park, you will turn right. If you plan to stay at the park during class, you can park there with an Oregon State Parks Pass or you can purchase a day use pass for $5.


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