Shevlin Park Is The Perfect Spot In Bend To Relax And Soak Up Nature

by | May 13, 2020 | Adventures, Bend, Central Oregon, Entertainment, Family Fun, Featured, Forest Bathing, Hiking, Interesting, Mountain Biking, Sunriver, Things To Do, Travel

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Bend Oregon has a lot to offer visitors, especially those looking to get outdoors. For those visiting and looking for someplace close to get out and experience the beauty of central Oregon, Shevlin Park is the perfect spot.

Shevlin Park A Local Favorite

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Less than three miles from Bend and under 30 minutes from Sunriver, Shevlin Park is a favorite for hiking, jogging, wildlife viewing, fishing, picnicking, and mountain biking. In the winter people enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Tumalo Creek goes through the park with several footbridges crossing it. A scene from the Disney movie Homeward Bound was filmed on one of the bridges going over Tumalo Creek. You can see the scene below:

The bridge in the movie has since been removed because the bridge had come to the end of its lifespan.

Shevlin Park Loop Trail

 

 
 
 
 
 
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An easy 4.7 mile loop trail will take you through forests, along a river, and over foot bridges through Shevlin Park. This is the perfect trail to take the kids on or to take a book along and find a quiet spot to read.

Shevlin Park Information

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you'd like to visit this 981-acre park in Bend, head to 18920 Northwest Shevlin Park Road in Bend Oregon.

Shevlin Park in Bend Oregon. Photo by SupportPDX via Flickr CC2.

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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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