Off Lake Activities

Looking to explore the Pacific Northwest? Stay with us and make day trips Mt. Hood, Sun River, and Bend, Oregon. Each of these is only 1 to 1/5 hours away! If you plan on staying close to home, here are some fun family attractions.

Erickson Aircraft Collection

Erickson Aircraft Collection

The Erickson Aircraft Collection proudly displays a vintage aircraft collection started by Jack Erickson in 1983. The collection features over twenty rare aircraft, most of which are still in flying condition. The newly named Collection will feature rare aircraft that are still in flying condition such as the P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, Ki43 Hayabusa, F4U Corsair, SBD Dauntless, Grumman Duck and B-17 Flying Fortress. ADMISSION GENERAL: $9.00 SENIOR: $8.00 VETERAN: $7.00 YOUTH (6-17): $5.00 CHILD (5 and under): FREE HOURS OF OPERATION The Erickson Aircraft Collection is open to the public daily from 10 am to 5 pm, except Monday. The Collection will be closed to the public Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Location: 2408 NW Berg Dr, Madras, OR
Phone: 541-460-5065
Desert Peaks Golf Course

Desert Peaks Golf Course

Desert Peaks Golf Club is a 9-hole course owned by The City of Madras and is open to the public year-round, weather permitting. Desert Peaks Golf Club is located near the airport and the industrial area, just north of Madras, It features wide open spaces with beautiful views of the mountains. A family-oriented course, it offers challenges to all golfers. The pro shop and clubhouse were completed in the fall of 2003, followed by a new putting green.
Location: 565 NW Adler St, Madras, OR
Phone: 541-475-6368
The Museum at Warm Springs

The Museum at Warm Springs

"THE DREAM OF A TRIBAL MUSEUM FOR THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE WARM SPRINGS RESERVATION OF OREGON BEGAN OVER FOUR DECADES AGO." The Museum At Warm Springs is many things, not the least of which is a striking piece of architecture, a 25,000 square-foot structure that packs an emotional wallop all too seldom felt in contemporary public buildings. But most of all, perhaps, The Museum exists as an answer to a question that has troubled Native Americans in general, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in particular for most of the past century. Can this nation`s indigenous peoples take any meaningful steps on their own initiative, under their own control to halt the erosion of their traditions`, the dispersal of their sacred artifacts, the loss of their very identity as a culture?
Location: 2189 US-26, Warm Springs, OR
Phone: 541-553-3331
Crescent Moon Alpaca Farm

Crescent Moon Alpaca Farm

We invite you to come "walk on the moon" with us to admire and acquire the alpacas of your choice. While you`re here (depending on the time of year) you`ll be able to experience world class snow skiing, or fly fishing or golf. You can also take a walk through the Cascades or enjoy a trail ride. This is huge horse country! Or, if shopping is your niche, how about a day in the Old West town of Sisters? We are accessible by car or plane. The regional airport (RDM) here in Redmond, receives flights from several major hubs throughout the day including Seattle, Portland, L.A., Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Driving instructions are listed below. Crescent Moon Ranch is located 1/2 hour north of Bend and 3 hours Southeast of Portland. The physical address is 7566 N Hwy 97, Terrebonne, Oregon 97760. Our phone number is 541-923-2285. Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week Ranch Visiting Hours: 10:00am to 4:pm seven days a week
Indian Head Casino

Indian Head Casino

SLOTS? WE`VE GOT LOTS! TABLE GAMES? YOU BET! Featuring an expansive gaming area with everything from penny machines to blackjack, you`re in luck at Indian Head Casino when it comes to finding your game. The action never stops at Indian Head Casino, and our casino promotions give you chances to win CASH, Bonus Slot Play, Vehicles & more. Indian Head Casino offers six tables for your gaming pleasure, all located in the heart of our exciting, action-packed casino floor. You`ll find our friendly dealers ready to play every afternoon and late into the night on weekends. Plus, Enjoy the excitement of going head-to-head with other players in our exciting Tournaments & Events!
Location: 3236 US-26, Warm Springs, OR
Phone: 541-460-7777
Rock Hounding

Rock Hounding

Richardson`s Rock Ranch is a family-owned and operated enterprise providing family recreation. The ranch is a working cattle ranch. Highlighting the ranch is the famous Priday Thunderegg Beds. Rocks from all over the world can be found at our rock shop. Our goal is to provide "Fun for Everyone" - rockhounding, photography, and more. We are located approximately 11 miles north of Madras, Oregon, just a few miles east of Highway 97. Please see the Driving Directions for more information on how to locate the ranch.
Location: 6683 Hay Creek Rd, Madras, OR
Phone: 541-475-2680
Pelton Dam Wildlife Overlook

Pelton Dam Wildlife Overlook

From the gated parking area, a gravel trail connects two uncovered wooden platforms, approximately 400` apart, for a panoramic view of Pelton Re-regulating Reservoir. Each deck has a railing with bench seating. Because the deck is elevated and only 300` from water, you have an unobstructed shoreline view of 2/3-mile. The water-level fluctuates several feet each day because of hydroelectric project operations, and the exposed mudflats attract shorebirds, wading birds, and waterfowl.
Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner

Feed Your Inner Bear The goal of every Black Bear Diner is to deliver scrumptious food in a friendly environment. We promise to make your visit a pleasant one, and we`ll try to keep the puns to a bear minimum (we said "try").
Phone: (541) 475-6632
Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant | Madras

Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant | Madras

Eatery with Mexican food & from-scratch salsa, plus a bar making margaritas by the glass or pitcher.
Phone: 541-475-6873
Hunan Chinese Restaurant

Hunan Chinese Restaurant

Chinese restaurant
Phone: (541) 475-6559
Pepes Mexican Restaurant

Pepes Mexican Restaurant

Pepe`s Mexican Restaurant serves Mexican Food which includes but is not limited to soups, tacos, and burritos with great mole sauce. It`s a hip place to be. Rated one of the best Mexican Restaurants in Madras, Oregon. We strive to provide the greatest service without high prices. Try us out, and you`ll come back for more.
Phone: (541) 475-1144
Abby`s Legendary Pizza

Abby`s Legendary Pizza

LEGENDARY PIZZAS We love`em all and we know you will, too!
Phone: (541) 475-6363
Palisades Shopping Center

Palisades Shopping Center

Our members shop at Bi-Mart because our stores are convenient, easy to shop and offer real values every day on name brand products. Members will tell you - their Bi-Mart store is one place they can count on to save money week-in and week-out. Whether it`s the everyday shopping list, a home improvement project, automotive maintenance or outfitting for the great outdoors, you`ll find it and more at your local Bi-Mart.
Phone: (541) 475-1394
The White Buffalo Boutique

The White Buffalo Boutique

Clothing store in Madras, Oregon
Phone: (541) 604-6653
Art Adventure Gallery

Art Adventure Gallery

The Art Adventure Gallery was created to capture the breadth and character of the area for residents and visitors of Central Oregon. It is a cooperative effort of the artists involved and the Madras community, staffed and managed by volunteers. Whether you`re looking for a unique gift or a remembrance of a trip through the area, you`ll find ideas for every occasion and budget.
Phone: 541.475.7701
Crooked River Petroglyph

Crooked River Petroglyph

In 1961, three years before Lake Billy Chinook was created, the University of Oregon archaeologist Luther S. Cressman surveyed the three river canyons in this area. Of notable interest was this massive, engraved basalt boulder along the west bank of the Crooked River. Because of its perceived historical value, the Crooked River Petroglyph was extracted in the winter of 1963 and placed at this site, approximately one mile from its original location, as a reminder of the area`s cultural history. Similar ancient images and designs found worldwide are collectively known as "rock panels" by scientists. In this region, the appearance of these often-stylistic images varies among cultural groups, but the true meaning of the images is known only to those who originally made them.