Farewell Bend Park

Farewell Bend Park is located in the SW area of Bend.  New homes have been built along some sections of the river and before they reach Farewell Bend itself. The Deschutes River winds its way downstream and has three bridges in the vicinity, in addition to a path out into the river area (images below).

There is plenty of parking within the Old Mill District itself (approval required), and the park covers a large area that includes restrooms, covered seating areas, horse sculptures, bridges, playground and grass.

Permits required from Bend Park and Rec.

Images taken in November.




Farewell Bend Park parking area (permit required).


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Frissel Crossing Campground (McKenzie River Trail)

This developed facility has vault toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, garbage collection, and hand-pumped drinking water and lends itself to recreational shoots, particularly fly-fishing or easy water sports.

Located in the Willamette National Forest, Frissell Crossing campground resides at 2,600 feet in elevation with creek access. Douglas fir, rhododendrons, and vine maple surround this serene retreat.
This beautiful and quiet campground lies on the South Fork of the McKenzie River and was originally constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is located well away from the main road and some of the sites spread around an open meadow.

It’s useful for filming due to the natural beauty of the location, the easy access to the river, bridge and available parking for production vehicles.  as shown in these images, it’s particularly stunning during the Fall season when the leaves are changing color.  The highway leading to it is also stunning at that time.

Images taken late September.

Permit required from the Willamette National Forest. Please allow at least 30 days for processing.

Frissell Crossing Boat Ramp / Campground



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Mt. Bachelor Ski and Summer Resort (Summer)

Mt. Bachelor Ski and Summer resort is open year round and is keen to work with filmmakers to showcase the mountain for their shoot.

The chairlift is available at Mt. Bachelor during the summer months on a part-time basis.  For a film shoot, accommodations can be made. Located at 6,300ft elevation in the West Village base area and ascends to Pine Marten Lodge perched at 7,775 feet. Mt. Bachelor’s operating schedule is tentative and subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors.

Views from the mountain include sights of the Three Sisters peaks, Broken Top and the Cascade Lakes. Distant views include over one million acres of pristine, undeveloped land. As summer progresses, the mountain exposes ancient lava flows, wildflowers and year-round snowfields.

Mt. Bachelor also has several restaurant areas, including a pizza oven and extensive seating for shooting or dining.  The behind the scenes area of the restaurants are also available for filming during the summer.

COFO has a strategic partnership with Mt. Bachelor and can liaise with them on your behalf.

Mt Bachelor (Summer)




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Train Mountain Railroad Museum

The World’s Largest Private Caboose Collection – with 37 Cabooses and over 60 Full Size Maintenance and Rolling Stock Cars in Collection.  “World’s Longest Miniature Railroad”.

The site has parking, restrooms, working miniature trains and repair area. There is also a shed, office and conference area.  Location fee required.

Images taken October, 3pm.

For additional information: Train Mountain Museum


Train Mountain Railroad Museum




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Twin Lakes and Resort (LaPine)

Twin Lakes Resort is located in the Cascade Lakes Region of Central Oregon. Located on the shores of South Twin Lake, there is an RV park close by on the banks of the Deschutes Channel of Wickiup Reservoir. Twin Lakes Resort is an excellent location for fishing and family fun, and would be great for branded content shoots. It is open year round with a  full service restaurant, java hut, and charming country store.   There is also a private dining area for hire.

There are cabins for rent on site, and lakeside.

Location fee required payable to the Resort.

Images taken mid-October.  10am.

Twin Lakes Resort

Drive through Coffee hut and gas pump


Dining area

Retail store


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