La Pine State Park

Heading to La Pine

Drove about 176 miles to my next destination, La Pine State Park.  On the way while driving on Hwy 31 This was my view.  It was really spectacular.  Of course as you get farther north in Oregon everything looks spectacular.  I love the mountains.

Nice State Parks

The Oregon State Parks are very scenic and are immaculate.  The only downfall is that the two I have stayed at (Goose Lake and La Pine) only have 20 amp electric hookups.  La Pine is very large and has 3 different loops where you can camp.  I choose the North Loop.  I had to go around it twice and tried several campsites before I was able to get one that was fairly level.  Fortunately there weren’t many campers there so there were a lot of sites available.

My beautiful campsite

It was a beautiful park and lots of trees everywhere.  This is a pic of my site.

Hiking along the Deschutes River

On my 2nd day here I went for a hike.  It took me down to the Deschutes River.  I hiked for about 1 1/2 miles all along the river and saw lots of beautiful scenery.

If you click on this next pic and then click again you will see the moss growing on the tree branches.

This would definitely be a great place to spend more time as there is a lot to see.  But I am on my way to my camp host job and committed myself to be there on the 14th.  But the next time I am in this area I hope to see more of it.


11 thoughts on “La Pine State Park

  1. We spent many days in La Pine State Park when the kids were little. In fact, our oldest son got his first driving lesson on that long road into the park, sitting on his dad’s lap. And no, he did not have a learner’s permit!! Hope you enjoy your hosting this summer.

  2. Beautiful photographs and great information, Jim! Reminds me of the Flagstaff, AZ. area where I used to live.
    Stay safe and God bless. As always, thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and information. Take care.

  3. Hi Jim. I just learned that you are here too. I am in the Middle loop. More level, plus we have 30 amp service down here. I will head up to your area this morning and see if I can catch you before you pull out and say hello.

    • Sorry Ken. I left there Sunday. I need to report to my Workamper position in Ochoco National Forest on Monday. Thanks for looking out for me.

  4. Your first pic of the travels down the road remind me of the scenery when we were going from Newport OR to Crater lake — we ended up travelling down hwy 97 from the Eugene area and then to hwy 138 (Diamond lake hwy) — the scenery was very similar. By the way — in any of these places I’d suggest stocking up on supplies before hitting the ‘boonies’.. The prices in the boonies are much higher — at least when we went to the crater lake/diamond lake areas a few years back..

  5. I was just at La Pine. The North Loop is 20 amp but the other two loops are level full hook-ups with 30 and 50 amp for the same price!

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