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

Sunriver, Oregon is a 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 village offers residents and vacationers a variety of businesses and services including restaurants, retail shops, real estate, vacation rental and property management companies. The community has a permanent population of about 1,700, though at any given time it may have thousands of vacationers in attendance. Sunriver has seven vacation home rental agencies offering hundreds of privately owned single family homes and condominiums.

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]

The community is also home to more than two dozen tennis courts, swimming pools, parks, a nature center, the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver, stables, a marina and general aviation airport — all accessible via the 33 miles (over 55 km) of paved pathways for pedestrians and bicyclists. Mt. Bachelor ski area is a nearby (20–30 minutes) destination for winter guests.

The Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) is a quasi-governmental entity that governs this unincorporated community. The association is run by a nine-member board and services are provided by professional staff. Association services include public works, environmental resources, recreation, administration, community development, communications and accounting for their 4200 private properties and common areas. The Recreation Department includes the 22-acre Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC), which is open to the public. Paid for by owners and opened in 2012, the facility features indoor/outdoor aquatics, tot pool/sand play area, splash features, a year-round tubing hill, park, basketball/bocce ball courts, playground/rock climbing wall, cafe, outdoor amphitheater and meeting/event spaces.

Sunriver Vacations, a conglomerate of five vacation rental companies, offers their guests access to Mavericks at Sunriver recreation center. Mavericks houses a juice bar, rock climbing wall, cardio and weight gym, 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) meeting room, four-lane indoor swimming pool, FlowRider, and kids pool with splash fountains.

Although located just outside Sunriver "proper" the Sunriver Business Park and Three Rivers School are considered part of the "greater" Sunriver community.

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]

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. 

External links[edit]

Sunriver (Oregon) travel guide from Wikivoyage