Spring is Here - It's Time To Go Camping - Well Almost

Real Estate Agent with Fred Real Estate Group

 Central Oregon is full of places to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.  Almost every lake is located on public land with easy access for all to enjoy, most have some kind of camp groundbe it on the primitive side with just you and nature or full RV hook ups it can be found.

La Pine State Park offers not just camping but Yurts and small cabins for rent - they have "flushing potties" and showers too. La Pine State Park is located on The Big Deschutes River.  One my most viewed photos was taken from this great State Park - the photo to the right is the photo I am most often asked about.

 Some people will often ask what a Yurt is - the photo on the left is a yurt - for more information or to make reservations at La Pine State Park - you can visit the website La Pine State Park

Comments (16)

Marlene Scheffer
Realty Station - Bremerton, WA
Realtor to Kitsap County, WA
See, to me, roughing it is sleeping in a full bed as opposed to a king or at least (gasp) a queen.  But as I told my husband about camping, I'm willing to learn, as long as it isn't too cold.
Mar 31, 2008 06:08 PM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT
Sounds like the type of camping I might get Sandra to agree with..... Indoor plumbing with a shower!
Mar 31, 2008 06:20 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Thesa, while I love the idea of camping, bugs and poison ivy like me more!  And I must say that looking at your photos made me want to try it!  Flushing potties!  Wow!
Mar 31, 2008 10:45 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Having done a lot of tent camping over the years, this would seem like a luxury outdoor vacation.  Beautiful scene.  That's a prize winning photo of the vista. 


Mar 31, 2008 11:10 PM
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

Thesa, what a gorgeous photo!

I used to love camping.  Until my bones felt "old".  Now a hot shower, full bed, and a coffee pot are a must! 

Mar 31, 2008 11:16 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Over the years we have camped in some pretty awesome places, but that photo makes me wish we could come to Oregon to camp,  Karen
Mar 31, 2008 11:16 PM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
The scenery out there is beyond beautiful!  'Wish your area wasn't so far away...
Mar 31, 2008 11:57 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Thesea,
I am so excited! I'm planning a trip to Oregon in the summer, it'll be my first time to your beautiful state.  What are the "must sees"?
Apr 01, 2008 12:14 AM
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
Thesa - Great post - I started putting together something similar for my area but I need to finish it soon as the best sites get reserved very quickly.  
Apr 01, 2008 01:23 AM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
Awesome shot of McGregor's Point!
Apr 01, 2008 01:51 AM
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Thesa - I used to love camping in tents and such.  Now, I prefer a motorhome or hotel.  Too old for the tent scene, but I love the scenery. 
Apr 01, 2008 02:43 AM
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Real Estate - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales
That river picture stands out as one of my favorites of all time, Thesa.  I also love to go camping.  Though I prefer to camp in August. 
Apr 01, 2008 08:15 AM
Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
hmmm.....Dan's right. I don't go any where without indoor plumbing and a shower : )  Looks beautiful.
Apr 01, 2008 11:17 AM
Sandy Noll
(RSVP Real Estate) 425.890.0878 - Woodinville, WA
Real Estate Team From Mill Creek to Mercer Island
Hey Thesa!  Saw this post and I'm right there with you!  We had our first campout last weekend and the kids had a blast!
Apr 11, 2008 06:52 PM
Sarah Eubanks
Hill Valley Financial Services - Oregon City, OR
Preferred Oregon Loan Consultant & Notary Public
Hi Thesa...So glad that we Oregonians are not wimpy.  I have grown up camping and have always loved it.  I think I have been to about 70% of the state campgrounds...at least.  Very timely!  Thanks...
Apr 14, 2008 02:49 AM
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon

Good Morning Thesa,

Flushing potties are always a plus in my book! Although I can rough it pretty well and am proud of it. My family would say ...Yurt , what do we need a yurt for!!  just like Sarah said...Oregonians aren't wimpy!!

Apr 15, 2008 04:37 AM