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.
Central Oregon Community College
The Central Oregon Community College comprises of multiple buildings with stunning architecture, all located in the high desert and surrounded by old ponderosas and expansive mountain views.
With buildings ranging from the 1960’s to present day, there’s a vibe for whatever shoot you have.
A light filled library can double as an art gallery, and many rooms have towering ceilings with gorgeous light streaming through year round.
The campus has a total of 26 different buildings, the most recently built being the residence hall in 2015. The location provides views of the Cascade Mountains, with ample production parking and expansive hallways for easy filming.
Location fee to be paid to COCC.
Images taken late July 2pm.
Jasper Point State Park
The road to Jasper Point State Park is perfect for a car commercial as it winds along the Prineville Reservoir, on one side, and along stunning rock formations at the other. When arriving at Jasper Point State Park, there are recreational activities that include swimming, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, and spectacular scenery. For anglers or fly fishing shoots, Prineville Reservoir offers a variety of species, including rainbow trout, small and large mouth bass, crappie, and catfish. Crayfish are also plentiful in the lake.
Jasper point has rustic cabins available for staff accommodation or production offices, and 26 RV sites with electric and water which include 2 ADA equipped sites. An ADA accessible restroom/shower facility is available at Jasper Point. Jasper Point has a boat launch in the day use area. Prineville Reservoir State Park is located 3 miles to the west.
Jasper point has a RV dump station. Additional ADA campsites and an accessible restroom/shower facility are available at Prineville Reservoir State park 3 miles to the west.
Permits are required from Oregon State Parks. 21 day notice is required.
Prineville Reservoir State Park
The Prineville Reservoir is 15-miles long and over 3,000-acres. Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at its finest in the High Desert. With developed campgrounds and numerous primitive camps along its 43-mile shoreline, recreational opportunities are plentiful. There are rock formations along the road leading in to the Reservoir, with small pull outs for images to be taken (usually not large enough for production vehicles).
For fishing shoots there is rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and crayfish. The trout fishing experience is year-round, with the biggest fish being caught during the winter months either by boat or from the shore. The bass, catfish and crappie fishing is best between May and October.
Other recreational activities include waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, star gazing and wildlife viewing.
The rock climbing around the lake is stunning and offers beautiful visuals.
Pioneer Park: Winter
This multi-level Riverfront park features a covered group picnic area, open lawn areas and riverfront woods plus two parking areas (snow would need to be plowed to make more room). Road bridge nearby, overlooking park. Grassy area. Covered picnic area.
The Park is particularly beautiful in the Fall when the colors are ablaze (see other post). There is a walking/biking path along the Deschutes River, and some stairs from one garden level to the river.
Multiple accommodation beside and across the street from the park allows for walk to shoot.
Located a few minutes from downtown Bend. Close to freeway.
Images taken in January. *Geese not included!