Sunset Beach (Elk Lake)

Sunset Beach is opposite Elk Lake Resort, on the other side of the lake and is a small beach area surrounded by ponderosa’s and forest.

It’s perfect for a small shoot needing a forest and lake setting.

DNF Permit required (please allow 21-30 days).

Some parking. Paved roads.

Roads to Sunset Beach may be closed by ODOT during the winter due to snow.

 

 

 

 

Dog not included!  : )

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Shevlin Park: Forest views, February

Whenever someone asks us for locations with trees, I laugh a little inside as we have millions of trees, of varying kinds (ponderosas, junipers, aspens and lodgepole pine).  Ponderosas are gorgeous and create really stunning locations due to the striations in their bark.  These images were taken between 2-4pm in mid-February, in Shevlin Park.  There is a road that can be utilized by film crew towards the southern side of the park with a Forest service restroom, and a large parking area.  Permits are required through Bend Park and Rec, at least 30 days in advance.

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Point Campground (Elk Lake)

Point Campground is a small campground on Elk Lake with stunning views of Mt. Bachelor.  Boat launch area and parking for production vehicles.  Campground is surrounded by tall ponderosa’s and pine trees.  Close to Cascade Lakes Highway for easy access.  Also close to Elk Lake Resort (restaurant, boat and kayak rentals and limited supplies including gas).

Images taken early August, late afternoon.   Permit Fees to be paid to Deschutes National Forest with 21 – 30 days advance application.

Cascade Lakes Highway is generally closed from late November to mid-May depending on snow pack. Accessible by snow-cat (through Elk Lake Resort).

 

 

 

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Sunriver Stables

Sunriver Stables are located on the Sunriver Resort.   Horses are available for rent, for riding on the Sunriver Resort, and possibly outside of the area.  Located on the Deschutes River, the stable has stunning views of the neighboring ponderosa forest and river.

Fee to be paid.  Images taken late July.

 

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Crane Prairie Reservoir RV & Camping area

Crane Prairie Reservoir is located off the Cascade Lakes Highway and can be reached from either the Sunriver or Bend side.  The Crane Prairie Reservoir is a huge lake perfect for fly fishing, standup paddleboarding, and any water sports shoots.  The water is very clear allowing for beautiful shots of the area.

The reservoir is located in the Deschutes National Forest just off the scenic Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Crane Prairie Reservoir offers a variety of recreation opportunities, including fishing, boating and swimming with glimpses of South Sister and Mt. Bachelor on the horizon.  With cabins and tent sites, this is a great location for a recreational shoot.  There are also fish cleaning stations and Deschutes National Forest restrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

images taken mid-August late afternoon.

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