When you’re here, you don’t need to go far to find activities to fill your days. Choose your own adventure on-site or explore the magical Metolius River Basin and beyond.

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bend mountain biking


Central Oregon is home to endless miles of bike-friendly trails, paths and roads. Take a quiet, gentle spin along the paved road into Camp Sherman. Or explore the many forest service trails. Mountain bikers should check out the Metolius-Windigo trail, which provides over 100 miles of rugged riding bliss.

woman drinking beer in nature


It’s nice to have nowhere to be. Our cabins are outfitted with cozy furniture and plenty of seating options, so you can hole up with a good book or a diabolical sudoku. One of the most incredible things about this place is the camaraderie among guests, acquainted and not. You never know who you’ll meet or what the day will bring. So make plans to have no plans.

Fish jumping up stream

Fish Hatchery

Just 6 miles from the Lodge is Wizard Falls Hatchery, where rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon, spring Chinook and summer steelhead are raised. See the fish in different stages of development, and bring your quarters to feed the fish in the settling pond. Group tours are available with a reservation. The river here is a spectacular icy turquoise. Be sure to stroll one of the riverside trails.

Woman holding a fish

Fly Fishing

From the lodge, you’re minutes from the pristine waters of the Metolius River, a fly fishing mecca. If convenience is what you’re after, our one-acre fishing pond is teeming with rainbow trout and crayfish. Kids under 12 can fish with hooks and lures. New to fishing? No problem. We offer lessons.

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heated pool

Heated Pool & Hot Tub

Come on in. The water’s nice. Memorial Day through Labor Day, the pool is open. And it’s heated. Swim a few laps, then chill out on one of our cozy lounge chairs. If that’s not relaxing enough for you, there are two hammocks ready to lull you into a peaceful snooze.
You can now enjoy our year round hot tub located near the pool. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit so you can soak your cares away!

hiking near bend


Just out the steps of your cabin lie several trails that wind beneath our property’s majestic tamaracks, firs and pines. Wander the path all the way to the banks of the Metolius River. Beyond our campus, discover miles upon miles of trails to hike or bike in the Deschutes National Forest and Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

man skiing

Hoodoo Ski & Snowboard

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Head to the slopes at Hoodoo Ski Area, just 15 miles away. Located on the Santiam Pass summit, conquer the slopes with 800 acres of terrain and 34 runs to discover. Fun for all ages is Autobahn Tubing Park, one of the largest in the region, located right on the mountain. Discounted lift tickets available when making a reservation with Lake Creek Lodge, or stop by the lodge to purchase.

Oregon horse trails

Horseback Riding

Lake Creek Lodge is surrounded by some of the best horseback riding trails in Oregon. Whether you ride the Metolius Windigo, Green Ridge or any of the other amazing equestrian trails, you are sure to have a memorable adventure.

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childrens play area

Kids Play

Kids love our campus for all the reasons grown ups do, plus there are hidden treasures throughout. Like our play set, nestled among the trees, the seasonal outdoor pool, or simply splashing in the creek or riding bikes on the bridges and trails.

walking ponderosa forest

Lake Creek Trail

Pick up Lake Creek Trail less than a mile north of the Lodge. Walk, mountain bike or run the 8.8-mile out-and-back trail in reverse. Beautiful Suttle Lake makes the perfect pit stop at the halfway point. Find restrooms and the lodge and Boathouse restaurant there as well. The route is quiet and considered fairly easy—perfect for a soundscape walk and birdwatching.

Oregon nordic skiing

Nordic Skiing

Each winter, our Central Oregon landscape transforms into a snowy playground. Take a quick trip to one of the many sno-parks and trailheads that pepper our slice of Cascade Mountain Range. Find groomed Nordic trails at Hoodoo for endless hours of smooth striding and gliding.

woman doing yoga outdoors

Outdoor Yoga

There is no better setting for a rejuvenating yoga session than next to the creek. Enjoy fresh air with each inhale and the soothing call of the warbler as you find your flow. Whether you practice on your own or join our summertime group classes on the lawn, you’ll love the serenity added to your day with yoga at Lake Creek Lodge.

woman snowshoeing


Experience the quiet beauty of Central Oregon on snowshoe. Ask our staff for trail recommendations!

tennis and pickleball courts

Sport Courts & Lawn Games

Quintessential to any camp experience is a casual pick-up game with friends, old and new. Hit a few balls or shoot some hoops on our tennis, pickleball or basketball courts. We have all the equipment. All you need to bring is your game. Prefer diversions at a slower pace? Try badminton, corn hole, croquet, horseshoe or one of our other lawn games.

starshine outdoor adventure

Starshine Outdoor Adventures

Kids ages 4+ are invited to join Starshine for an hour of nature fun during the summer season at Lake Creek Lodge. Activities could include: building bird or bat houses, nature-themed scavenger hunts, bug catching, pitch-boat racing in the creek, fort building, and more! Parents can drop off kids and leave to enjoy a drink on the deck, a quiet hour in the cabin, a walk along the Metolius, or whatever they please! Programs are complimentary for registered Lake Creek Lodge guests only.

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