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Sawyer Park

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

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  • Face coverings are required when it's not possible for members of different households to socially distance, including large outdoor gatherings.​
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    Sawyer-Park-in-Bend-OregonSawyer is a large community park stretching along both sides of the Deschutes River that offers a large variety of activities for patrons. Formerly an Oregon state park dedicated to the district in 1980, the park is connected by trail to multiple locations just over the river footbridge. Trails lead to the Deschutes River Trail and connections to First Street Rapids Park, Sawyer Uplands Neighborhood 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.

    There are large green spaces by the parking lot and across the river for play, picnicking, and recreation in addition to trails and river activities. A drinking fountain and portable toilet are available.

    Sunrise to Sunset

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

    Lot Parking

    53.4 acres

    Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

    Trail, park or property information:

    For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email parkservicesinfo@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. Fishing is open to youth, 17 years and under, and anglers with disabilities. Youth aged 12 to 17 must have a juvenile fishing license. Limit of two fish per day, eight inch minimum length.

    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:

    9/7/21 update: Park & Float is now closed for summer. Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, has free parking, rental services, access to the river shuttle and more. It's a convenient one-stop location for a day of river fun.

    Parking Options:

    Park & Float location at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
    Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St. (westside) (Directions)
    McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
    Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

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    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. Fishing is open to youth, 17 years and under, and anglers with disabilities. Youth aged 12 to 17 must have a juvenile fishing license. Limit of two fish per day, eight inch minimum length.

    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:

    9/7/21 update: Park & Float is now closed for summer. Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, has free parking, rental services, access to the river shuttle and more. It's a convenient one-stop location for a day of river fun.

    Parking Options:

    Park & Float location at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
    Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St. (westside) (Directions)
    McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
    Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

    Contact

    Trail, park or property information:

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