Oregon State Parks: Cline Falls State Park

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Cline Falls State Park

Located on the Deschutes River about 16 miles north of Bend is Cline Falls State Park, a scenic spot for a relaxing picnic or swim on a hot summer’s day.

  • Located just 16 miles north of Bend.
  • Closed during the winter, the park is easily accessible during the warmer months via Cline Falls Road or Hwy 126.
  • Enjoy a picnic, swim, or game of horseshoes on a hot summer day.
  • Easy access to the Deschutes River for paddling, fishing, or inner tubing.

Overview

Cline Falls State Park is a popular place for visitors and locals alike. Located just 4 miles west of Redmond, this day use park lies on the eastern bank of the beautiful Deschutes River. Ponderosa pine, poplar, locust, and juniper trees make this a nice spot for a summer picnic. Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreation on the river at Cline Falls State Park including swimming, fishing, inner tubing, and rafting.

Location & Information

Cline Falls State Park is located about 16 miles north of Bend. There are two routes to get there from Bend. The shortest route is to take Hwy 20 north to Tumalo, then turn right onto Cline Falls Road. The other route is via Hwy 97 north to Redmond, then west on Hwy 126. The park is closed during the winter.

Contact Information: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, State Parks, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 800-551-6949. Visit the Cline Falls, Oregon park website here.

Activities

  • Fishing – With the Deschutes River right next to the park, avid anglers can cast their lines for rainbow, bull, or brook trout.
  • River Recreation – The 14.5 mile stretch of the Deschutes River between Cline Falls and Tumalo State Park is ideal for rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on a hot summer day. Swimming or floating on inner tubes are also popular activities on the river.
  • Picnicking – The park is a popular scenic venue for a summer picnic or barbecue. Visitors can also enjoy a game of horseshoes.

Fun Facts

  • The park has a fish cleaning station, barbecue grills, and horseshoe pits. It covers nine acres of land.
  • Cline Falls are actually located outside the boundaries of the park. They are located on the opposite side of Hwy 126 on the Deschutes River and have a height of about 10 feet. They were named after a Redmond dentist, Dr. C. A. Cline, who owned the property next to the falls. Dr. Cline died in 1926.

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