Summer is officially here! With the long Central Oregon winters, it can seem like forever before summer arrives, but the warm weather, long nights, and pool days are officially here! We’ve put together some fun summer ideas the whole family will enjoy, all over Central Oregon;


Head to SHARC- A Sunriver hotspot for the whole family is SHARC, which includes: a lazy river, water slides, poolside lounging, and more. Check out their website to see hours.

Float the River- There are many places in Sunriver and Bend where you can float, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or just swim the Deschutes River. There are many places you can rent the stuff needed to do all of these. In Sunriver and Bend, check out Tumalo Creek. Be sure to wear a lifejacket when out on the River.

White Water Rafting- Whether you have done this or not, white water rafting is a summer go-to! You are with a river guide who takes you down the most fun spots on the Deschutes aka Big Eddy. Check out Seventh Mountain River Company at The Inn at the Seventh Mountain.


Ride Bikes in Sunriver- With the most trails in a small area, Sunriver is known for it’s bike riding. Fun for the whole family, you can grab a map, and get going. Stop by The Village at Sunriver after for some yummy food or ice cream to cool down.


Check out Music- Here in Central Oregon, Bend in particular, is becoming a very popular place for some of the biggest bands and musicians out there to come and play. The Les Schwab Amphitheater has some amazing sound, views, and great vibes. Check out their Summer/Fall music schedule here.

Roam around The Village at Sunriver- There’s something for everyone here. Playground and small train rides for the kids, clothing stores, restaurants, and there’s always some fun event happening. Check out their website here.

Lake Day- With the many lakes here in Central Oregon, we are positive, you will find at least one you and the family love. There are plenty of options even just driving down the Cascade Lakes Highway, with lakes like: Devils, Todd, Elk, Cultus, and many more! Some offer overnight stays, while some are strict for day use. Grab the floaties, kayaks, food and drinks, and head on out! Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen!


We hope we have given you some fun Summer ideas, whether you live here or are just visiting.

From all of us here at The Jones Group,
Happy Summer!