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    Camping options besides Tumalo?

    We visit every August and stay at Tumalo, its close, its nice and there is everything you need…but this year its already full on the preferred dates Are there any other good/close & cheap places to stay close to, or in Bend?

    Any info is appreciated.
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    If you want a developed campsite then I think the next closest thing is up along Century Drive past Mount Bachelor. I believe Devils Lake has some campsites, as does Sparks Lake.

    Dispersed camping (undeveloped) is available throughout the national forest.

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    If you don't mind a 30-45 minute drive to the trails in bend, I have stayed in sisters around the Metolius. The lakes on the other side of Bachelor are beautiful but its just as far a drive to get into downtown bend.

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    If you have an RV, there are sites in Bend. If you are tent camping, your next best bet may be in Sisters. The town itself has an overnight site, while cold springs is more remote and about 4 miles down rt 242.
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    Thanks for the info. I have done the primitive sites down off Conklin rd. and that was fine, but with 2 families and the girls like showers, bathrooms & the kids like the river (as do I) so the developed sites are preferred. We are tent camping.

    Looks like I may be looking into whats available in Sisters I was thinking Sun River had a campground, no?
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    There's a KOA between Bend and Sisters that is full service. No camping in Sunriver area although LaPine State Park CG is pretty nice, about 10 miles south of SR right on the Deschutes. 12 mile MTB trail through park and riding the Peter Skeen Ogden trail up to Paulina Lake is pretty cool. Also the ride around the rim of Newberry Caldera is open. Whatever way you go, have fun!

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