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.
Paulina Lake, Newberry Crater
Paulina Lake is stunning, surrounded by towering Ponderosa’s and is located in the center of Newberry Crater National Monument. This is Federal Land, and therefore may be difficult to receive permits to film within. If you have enough advance notice (60 days), we can work with you to film here provided your shoot follows certain guidelines.
There is a restaurant and cabins on site, and a large area for parking.
Approximately 20 minutes from accommodation in La Pine, and an hour from Bend.
For a permit to be approved, guidelines must be adhered to:
“A plan was established to provide management direction for the Monument. In the plan, proposals for new commercial uses such as filming/photography were to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis but each must be in keeping with the purposes of the Monument and legislation to be approved. As such, typical commercial filming would not meet the definition and would be denied. However, filming/photography that provides for the conservation, protection, interpretation, and enhancement of the Monument to a general public is acceptable.”
Smith Rock State Park is located in central Oregon’s High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels.
Smith Rock is a popular tourist attraction, and therefore film production can be challenging. Please contact the Central Oregon Film Office for additional information or the Smith Rock park manager at 541-548-7501.
Permits are required for commercial filming and photography. Permit moratorium through July.
Parking permit required for each vehicle.
Address: 9241 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne, OR 97760
Area: 1.002 mi²
Hours: Monday – Sunday Open 24 hours
Phone: (800) 551-6949
Outdoor auditorium on site
Public restrooms on site