Want To Go Skinny Dipping?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Sunset Realty


Little Deschutes River

 I have lived in Central Oregon for over 22 years, and I had no idea just how many places there are to visit in my own back yard until I bought a book, Oregon's Swimming Holes. A lot of these lakes and rivers you can drive to, but a lot of them are hidden and half the fun is finding them. I do however, need to buy a compass, lol. In this book it is organized by region and county and lists all the information you need to find the perfect swimming experience. Each of the 231 locations is rated and vital statistics, size, depth and flow, water quality and temperature, and bottom composition are given. Specific driving directions and over 100 original maps are included, as well as information on amenities, camping and nearby points of interest.

     I try to make it a point to visit several places a year that I have never been to, here in my own back yard. All too often we spend a lot of time and money making plans to go Mexico or Hawaii. When here in Central Oregon there are so many beautiful places to visit. We have Water falls to die for. Hot Springs to relax in and right here in La Pine we have over 15 local lakes to go and fish, swim, water ski or just hang out and take in the sights.


Comments (17)

Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
It looks a lot like a swimming hole I used to go to in Newfoundland in Harbour Grace!    You reminded me of my summers there that I had all but forgotten about!
Apr 21, 2008 02:44 PM
Kelly Winch
Cascades Sotheby's International Realty - Sunriver, OR
Broker, CDPE
What about spring lake.  42 degrees year round.  No skinny dipping there.
Apr 21, 2008 02:44 PM
Heidi Webb
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - La Pine, OR


I love it, I see how your thinkin tonight. Hope you had a great time.

Apr 21, 2008 02:47 PM
Robert Willis
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - La Pine, OR

Go Gerrie Go, glad to see you active.

Apr 21, 2008 02:50 PM
Bobbie Bashian
Re/Max Sunset Realty - La Pine, OR
I agree on the fun hidden places there are to find around here.  Speaking of our own backyard, your picture looks like it was taken right in my backyard.   What a beautiful place that we get to live.
Apr 21, 2008 02:54 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
GERRIE, I'll bet that water is pretty cold for skinny dipping.  Does it warm up in the summer.  We lived in Colorado for 15 years and that water never warmed up.
Apr 21, 2008 03:28 PM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon

Gerrie - what a fun place to grow up... I think you have been her longer than 22 years honey - I have known you longer than that :o)

Apr 21, 2008 04:14 PM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Gerrie - Great headline.  It made me curious, so I came to check it out.  Nicely done.
Apr 21, 2008 05:22 PM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

The good thing about Hawaii is that the water is always warm.  You have a lot more lakes and streams than we do.


Apr 21, 2008 05:40 PM
Amy Campbell
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - Sunriver, OR
Broker, Sunriver Real Estate
Great job and great title Gerrie - I love all the responses you are getting from out of the area.  I had fun tonight at our AR class!  See you soon.
Apr 21, 2008 07:03 PM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT
Gerrie... Your title caught my eye on Thesa's post so I figured I'd jump in.  With all the talk of cold water I'm thinking a hot shower works better this morning.....
Apr 21, 2008 11:50 PM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI
Gerrie, excellent title, I'm in! Grin. Has to be fun hitting the watering holes. Good job!
Apr 22, 2008 02:15 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
Gerrie - Welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on your first post.  Great job with the title - it will be a tough act to follow!
Apr 22, 2008 11:46 AM
Gerrie Wright
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - La Pine, OR

Duane, Thank you. You gotta have some fun right? Glad I could make you smile. Gerrie

Dan, Thank you. Cold water now but it will warm up here soon.. Gerrie

Randy, Thank you. Hawaii I love the warm weather I am so jealous. One of these days I will visit. Gerrie

Jason, Thank you. You know what they say about curiosity, It makes you smarter... Gerrie

Marchel, It warms up all right, that's when you head out to that secret spot to cool down. Come on in the water's fine....Gerrie

Hey Jim, I am so glad to be able to remind you of day's gone by. We do tend to forget. Gerrie

Apr 22, 2008 01:01 PM
Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate
Your title caught my attention on that one. Great post and nice photo.
Apr 22, 2008 01:16 PM
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent
Gerri - Welcome to ActiveRain.  After reading Robert's post about frozen lakes and fishing spots, I think I'll stay away from 'swimming' holes until it warms up a bit.  LOL
Apr 23, 2008 01:26 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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