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Dive Into Summer Bliss: 5 Water Activities to Experience at Caldera Springs and Beyond

Published on June 3, 2023

Nestled amidst Central Oregon’s awe-inspiring natural beauty, Caldera Springs invites you to immerse yourself in a true water lover’s paradise this Summer. With pristine lakes and streams spanning over seven acres, endless opportunities for aquatic exploration await. Whether you prefer the peaceful feeling of paddleboarding on Obsidian Lake or the thrill of fly fishing for Rainbow Trout, our community is a haven for water enthusiasts of all kinds. Venture beyond Caldera Springs and uncover a world of water wonders, from floating along the scenic Deschutes River to embarking on unforgettable boating escapades on nearby Cultus Lake. So grab your swimsuit and get ready to embrace a summer filled with unforgettable water adventures at and around Caldera Springs.


The largest lake in Caldera Springs, Obsidian Lake offers countless summer activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. A resident favorite? Paddleboarding, of course. Head down to the dock and you’ll find a fleet of paddleboards awaiting your next adventure. Take your pick, work your core and explore Caldera Springs from a new perspective.



Fly Fishing

Down by the dock, you’ll also find canoes and kayaks ready for the taking. Whether you’re a longtime fisherman or an eager beginner, catch-and-release fly fishing is always a fun favorite. Obsidian Lake is teeming with Rainbow Trout, offering a mental and physical challenge for those seeking to refine their skills or take up a new hobby.


River Floating

After exploring the beauty of Obsidian Lake, head over to Marina at Sunriver Resort for your next adventure. There, you can float six miles of the scenic, wildlife-filled Deschutes River by raft, which takes about three to three-and-a-half hours. Best of all? Caldera Springs boasts exclusive access to all Sunriver Resort amenities, making your adrenaline-fueled adventures easier than ever beyond our gates.



Whitewater Rafting

Looking for an even greater adrenaline rush? Sun Country Tours has your back. The Big Eddy Thriller is the most popular rafting trip out of Bend and Sunriver, offering part- or full-day rafting adventures on the Lower Deschutes, McKenzie and North Umpqua Rivers. From mellow currents to thrilling class-three rapids, Sun Country Tours finds something for everyone. 


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If you have a need for speed, there are numerous lakes around Caldera Springs that are perfect for your boating escapades. Just 23 miles west, you’ll find Cultus Lake, surrounded by jaw-dropping views of the Cascade Mountains. Through Cultus Lake Resort, you can rent everything from pontoons to ski boats, setting the scene for epic waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing.


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Come experience four seasons of heart-pumping adventure at Caldera Springs. To learn more or to arrange a tour, call 541.593.3000 or email sales@calderasprings.com today.

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