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Sawyer Park

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

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: For all BPRD parks and trails
The parks and trails are calling and you want to play. It’s okay; you can with a few reminders:

  • Maintain at least 6 feet distance from others outside of your household or group.
  • Walking, running, biking, skating or using a wheelchair or other mobility device while maintaining at least 6 feet between people is allowed.
  • Users are strongly encouraged to wear face covering at all times. For adults and children over the age of 5, it is required to wear a face covering if a minimum of 6 feet distance cannot be maintained from those outside of your household or group. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation if they cannot wear a face covering.
  • Keep your group size small, with gatherings of no more than 6 people from no more than 2 households.
  • Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are not available.
  • Wash/sanitize hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
  • Visit less popular parks and trails or at less popular times.
  • Keep dogs on leash; It’s the law in Bend except at designated off leash areas.
  • If you are sick, stay at home – do not use a park or trail.
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    Sawyer-Park-in-Bend-OregonSawyer is a large park stretching along both sides of the Deschutes River that offers a large variety of activities for patrons. 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.

    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

    45.2 acres

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    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.

    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:

    2020 river recreation is modified.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, only has free parking (no rental services). Beginning June 17, SUPs, kayaks and tandem rentals will be available at Riverbend Park. Sorry, no tube rentals for summer 2020.

    Shuttle services are not available in 2020. Be prepared to walk back to your starting point or parked vehicle, approximately 1 mile to 2 miles.

    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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    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. 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:

    2020 river recreation is modified.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, only has free parking (no rental services). Beginning June 17, SUPs, kayaks and tandem rentals will be available at Riverbend Park. Sorry, no tube rentals for summer 2020.

    Shuttle services are not available in 2020. Be prepared to walk back to your starting point or parked vehicle, approximately 1 mile to 2 miles.

    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