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.
Kimberly is located at the intersection of Oregon Route 19 and 402 and the confluence of the John Day and the North Fork John Day rivers. The John Day River Trading Post is located at the intersection.
County permits required for any filming.
Wide section of the Deschutes River in Sunriver. Perfect for kayaking, SUP, canoe and water recreation shoots. This section of the river runs along the Sunriver Resort property down to the Hola restaurant.
Plenty of parking at the Resort, and around the restaurant area.
Drone footage allowed with a permit from the City of Sunriver. Use of Resort by private agreement.
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.
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.