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Sawyer Park

62999 O. B. Riley Road, Bend, OR, United States

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Sawyer-Park-in-Bend-OregonA large park stretching along both sides of the Deschutes River. Formerly a state park dedicated to the District in 1980. The park is connected by trail to Sawyer Uplands Neighborhood Park and River Glenn Natural Area. A footbridge over the river leads to the Deschutes River Trail and connections to First Street Rapids Park, Sawyer Uplands Park and Archie Briggs Natural Area. The site is adjacent to the Rivers Edge golf course.

The park has a mix of mature pine and juniper. It is a popular viewing site for migratory and riparian birds and is listed on the Oregon Cascade Birding Tour route. More than 140 species of birds have been spotted in the park including bald eagles, ospreys, Lesser Goldfinches, Violet-green Swallows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Great Blue Herons.

Bait and fly fishing are allowed all year on this section of the Deschutes River with a limit of two trout per day, eight inch minimum length.

A drinking fountain and portable toilet are available.

Sunrise to Sunset

62999 O. B. Riley Road, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Lot Parking

45.2 acres

Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

This location is an ideal place for gatherings looking for close access to fishing and trails. The uncovered picnic site is spread out, making it ideal for small to medium sized groups.

  • 11 scattered, fixed picnic tables.
  • Seasonal restrooms and drinking fountain
  • Open lawn area on westside of footbridge
  • Access to Deschutes River and trails

Learn more about this rental.

Rental or facility information:

For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email info@bendparksandrec.org

The Deschutes River is home to many species of native fish and some of the most idyllic fishing spots reside in Bend parks. In addition to river fishing, the District also features fishing ponds at Pine Nursery and Shevlin Parks that are stocked by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. Shevlin Pond is open to youth 17 years and under. Learn more.

Licenses: All state angling licenses and regulations apply at all locations.

Bait: Whether bait and/or fly fishing is allowed depends on location. Please check ODFW’s website for more information as regulations may change.

Parking for Floaters:

June 15 – Sept. 2: Parking is available at Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. Shuttles will be running regularly during the day.

Ride the River Shuttle is available from June 15 – Sept. 2, 2019. The cost is $3 per person per day. More info at cascadeseasttransit.com/ride/ride-the-river/.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

Park & Float

Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, offers everything you need to make your day on the river fun and easy. There is parking, snacks, lawn activities and more. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe offers rental of durable river tubes and complimentary life jackets for children and adults. You can also rent a paddleboard, surfboard or kayak. Several floating options are possible from Park & Float.

Choose a two-hour float from Riverbend Park to Drake Park or a one-hour float from either Riverbend Park or McKay Park. For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

The Ride the River shuttle begins and ends at Park & Float with stops at Riverbend Park and Drake Park. And there is bike parking on site if you want to skip a vehicle completely.

Park & Float services are available Saturday, June 15 through Monday, Sept. 2 and are weather-dependent. If poor weather, call (541) 317-9407 to see if the rental trailer is open.

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Rental info

This location is an ideal place for gatherings looking for close access to fishing and trails. The uncovered picnic site is spread out, making it ideal for small to medium sized groups.

  • 11 scattered, fixed picnic tables.
  • Seasonal restrooms and drinking fountain
  • Open lawn area on westside of footbridge
  • Access to Deschutes River and trails

Learn more about this rental.

Fishing in Parks

The Deschutes River is home to many species of native fish and some of the most idyllic fishing spots reside in Bend parks. In addition to river fishing, the District also features fishing ponds at Pine Nursery and Shevlin Parks that are stocked by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. Shevlin Pond is open to youth 17 years and under. Learn more.

Licenses: All state angling licenses and regulations apply at all locations.

Bait: Whether bait and/or fly fishing is allowed depends on location. Please check ODFW’s website for more information as regulations may change.

Float the River

Parking for Floaters:

June 15 – Sept. 2: Parking is available at Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. Shuttles will be running regularly during the day.

Ride the River Shuttle is available from June 15 – Sept. 2, 2019. The cost is $3 per person per day. More info at cascadeseasttransit.com/ride/ride-the-river/.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

Park & Float

Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, offers everything you need to make your day on the river fun and easy. There is parking, snacks, lawn activities and more. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe offers rental of durable river tubes and complimentary life jackets for children and adults. You can also rent a paddleboard, surfboard or kayak. Several floating options are possible from Park & Float.

Choose a two-hour float from Riverbend Park to Drake Park or a one-hour float from either Riverbend Park or McKay Park. For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

The Ride the River shuttle begins and ends at Park & Float with stops at Riverbend Park and Drake Park. And there is bike parking on site if you want to skip a vehicle completely.

Park & Float services are available Saturday, June 15 through Monday, Sept. 2 and are weather-dependent. If poor weather, call (541) 317-9407 to see if the rental trailer is open.

Contact

Rental or facility information:

For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email info@bendparksandrec.org