Slough Day Use Area (Deschutes River Trail)

Slough Day Use Area is located on the Upper Deschutes River and has a gentle river flow, a good amount of parking for a small shoot and six tables.  It is open from 6am-10pm.  There is a boat ramp for easy access to the river.

The river is surrounded by ponderosa trees and water reeds, and is reasonably deep, starting at about a foot.

The unpaved/dirt road in is bumpy and should be approached slowly.

Permits are required from the Deschutes National Forest Service and should be requested between 21-30 days in advance of your shoot.

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Shevlin Park: Forest views

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.

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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.





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Deschutes River (Sunriver)

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.



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Sunriver Stables

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.


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