Sunriver, Oregon

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Sunriver, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 43°53′3.01″N 121°26′15″W / 43.8841694°N 121.43750°W / 43.8841694; -121.43750Coordinates: 43°53′3.01″N 121°26′15″W / 43.8841694°N 121.43750°W / 43.8841694; -121.43750
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyDeschutes
Area
 • Total5.2 sq mi (13.4 km2)
Elevation4,164 ft (1,269.2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,393
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code97707
Area code(s)458 and 541
 
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Sunriver, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 43°53′3.01″N 121°26′15″W / 43.8841694°N 121.43750°W / 43.8841694; -121.43750Coordinates: 43°53′3.01″N 121°26′15″W / 43.8841694°N 121.43750°W / 43.8841694; -121.43750
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyDeschutes
Area
 • Total5.2 sq mi (13.4 km2)
Elevation4,164 ft (1,269.2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,393
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code97707
Area code(s)458 and 541
Not to be confused with Sunriver Resort.

Sunriver, Oregon is a census-designated place and 3,300-acre (1,300 ha) planned residential and resort community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located on the eastern flank of the Deschutes River about 15 miles (24 km) south of Bend at the base of the Cascade Range.

Sunriver consists of residential homesites and common areas, recreational facilities, the Sunriver Resort and a commercial development known as The Village at Sunriver.

The Sunriver Resort Lodge has hotel rooms, banquet facilities, a fine dining restaurant, and other amenities. Sunriver Resort manages four golf courses. Two are public (Meadows and Woodlands) and two are private (Caldera and Crosswater, available to guests staying at the resort).[1]

History[edit]

Sunriver is located on the grounds of the former Camp Abbot, a World War II training facility designed to train combat engineers in a simulated combat environment. The U.S. Army camp opened in 1942, but by June 1944, the camp was abandoned and most of the settlement was razed.[2]

The Officers' Club was spared and has been preserved and renovated and is now known as the "Great Hall," under management of Sunriver Resort. The name Sunriver was selected by developers John Gray and Donald V. McCallum. The initial condominiums were built in 1968 in conjunction with the completion of Sunriver Lodge, and in 1969, the master plan was completed and developers began selling lots.[3][4]

Sunriver was also the site of the pinoeer Shonquest Ranch.[5] Sunriver post office was established on July 18, 1969, at the same time the public facilities were opened.[5]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sunriver has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon Golf Resorts & Group Vacations". Sunriver Resort. Archived from the original on 2007-07-30. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Formerly Used Defense Sites - Portland District - US Army Corps of Engineers". US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Sunriver History". Deschutes County Government, Oregon. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Resort History – Sunriver Oregon Lodging". Sunriver Resort. Archived from the original on 2007-07-30. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  5. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 872, 924. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Sunriver, Oregon

External links[edit]

Sunriver (Oregon) travel guide from Wikivoyage