Drake Park (Winter)

Drake Park is located in downtown Bend. The park features  nearly a half mile of riverfront, acres of open lawn, an outdoor stage, restrooms and small picnic tables.  A highlight of Drake Park is Mirror Pond, home to geese and ducks, year round.

This location is particularly stunning in the Fall and Winter.

The park is managed by Bend Park and Rec.  They are great to work with.   Please request permits at least thirty days in advance.

Images taken late November.


Restroom managed by the Bend Park and Rec

Drake Park and Mirror Pond in Winter

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Tumalo Falls waterfall near Bend, Oregon

Tumalo Falls

With a sheer plunge of 89 feet, Tumalo Falls is both the tallest and most impressive waterfall along Tumalo Creek – as well as one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the vicinity of Bend. The area around the falls was burnt in a 1979 forest fire, though like the landscape surrounding Mount St. Helens after it’s devastating 1980 eruption, the forest is quickly healing. A few snags still line the hillsides along the valley but the area is green again, covered with small fir trees and not at all detracting from the splendor of the falls. A nice set of viewpoints both at the top and near the base of the falls make viewing the falls possible for nearly everyone.
Height: 98′
Elevation: 5,052′ 0″
Parking available.
Picnic tables on site (near parking area)

Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30.
Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors.
Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Production permit required from Deschutes National Forest

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Cove Palisades State Park (Winding Roads)

The Cove Palisades State Park is a state park in eastern Jefferson County,  near Culver and Madras  and is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.   Roads wind around Lake Billy Chinook which is a great alternative to Horseshoe Bend in Lake Powell.  Towering canyons serve as a backdrop to any shoot.
The park showcases winding roads for car commercials, long distance running and recreational activities.
Address: The Cove Palisades State Park, Culver, OR 97734
Special use permit required for filming from the State Park office.  Requires 21 days advance notice. 
Parking available in pull outs and larger areas.
Limited restroom facilities.
Images taken in May, 10am

Cove Palisades State Park


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