Redmond is a growing town of 30,011 residents. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon at an average rate of 6% a year. Central Oregon is becoming more than a vacation destination; it’s becoming a place many people are deciding to make their home. With the Cascade Mountain Range rising to the west and the Oregon high desert to the east, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had. So if you are new to the area or are considering a move, here are some things to do in Redmond Oregon.
Smith Rock State Park
One of the country’s most iconic places to go rock climbing is a mere 15 minutes north of downtown Redmond. There are more than 2,000 routes to choose from at Smith Rock for all kinds of climbing levels. If you want a knowledgeable guide to help set up ropes and tell you the best climbing spots, consider one of the services in the area. If climbing isn’t your cup of tea, there are incredible trails throughout the park where you can hike, go horseback riding, or mountain biking. If you’re really feeling adventurous, there are designated places to set up a slackline.
The Deschutes River runs to the west of Redmond and offers a ton of incredibly scenic recreational opportunities. From white water rafting to fly fishing, there are plenty of activities to do on the Deschutes River. Most the river rafting outfitters are in neighboring Bend, and you can choose between spending a half-day to a full five days on the river and leave from the rafting town of Maupin. If you would rather spend the day casting, there are plenty of places on the Deschutes to wet your line. Head into Fin and Fire and they’ll tell you where to find the elusive steelhead or the native redside trout.
Oregon High Desert
The Oregon high desert lies to the east of Redmond providing incredible opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, dirt biking, camping, and hunting. Maybe take a road trip to the Painted Hills in Prineville or visit the lava tube caves right in Redmond that are open year-round.
Eagle Crest Resort
Eagle Crest Resort is a destination resort where visitors and locals alike can experience a luxurious stay. From the relaxing spa to the golf course to fishing and outdoor tours, Eagle Crest Resort has plenty of things to do. Since it’s only 15 minutes from downtown Redmond, heading up to the resort for a dip in the pool, a game of golf, kayaking, or to visit the horses in their stables are all great things to do in Redmond Oregon.
Crescent Moon Ranch
Crescent Moon Ranch is farther north on Highway 97 just before you get to Terrebonne. This is a favorite spot for both locals and visitors alike because of the furry residents who call the ranch home. Crescent Moon Ranch is an alpaca farm with a world-class breeding program and a store selling alpaca wool products. The best time to visit is between March and November when the babies are born!
Sam Johnson Park
If you’re looking for a place to relax on a Sunday afternoon with a picnic and a good book, Sam Johnson Park is the place for you. If you come with kids, there is a great playground complete with a zip line chair ride, rock climbing wall, and tire swing. Catch concerts and events here in the warmer months, take the dog to the dog park, or play a game of tennis or pickleball on the courts here.
Prairie Crossing | Things to Do in Redmond Oregon
Prairie Crossing is a new development just south of downtown Redmond. Our community is built around all the top things to do in Redmond Oregon whether it’s shopping downtown or getting a bite to eat. Plus, starting this summer we will have plenty of community events. From movies in the park to neighborhood BBQs, there will be no shortage of things to do right in your backyard.
Our new homes are sustainable and feature luxury-inspired finishes and low-maintenance backyards. Come take a tour of our model homes from Mon-Fri 11:30-4:30 and 10:30-3:30 on the weekends and check out some Redmond attractions!