THREE RIVERS RECREATION AREA Presented by Meg Cummings & Kim Anderson of Cascade Sotheby's International Realty

Three Rivers Recreation Area is a OFF-THE-GRID gated 4,000 acre private community with 600 properties.

AMENITIES INCLUDE: private marina, sand beach with swim area, boat ramps, rec hall, paved air strip, atv/motorcycle riding, desert golf course, and a gun range.

The drive to Three Rivers Recreation Area is AMAZING!

An "Oasis in the desert"

Once you arrive, it is water, water everywhere, framed by towering 400-foot canyon walls. The reservoir covers 3,997 acres and is as deep as 415 feet. Each arm of the lake is 6 to 12 miles long, creating more than 72 miles of shoreline.

Created when Portland General Electric (PGE) completed the Round Butte Dam in 1964, this 4,000-acre high desert reservoir lies in a canyon at the confluence of the Crooked, Deschutes, and Metolius rivers near Culver and Madras.
One side of the lake is the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and this area certainly feels sacred. The lake is surronded by towering rock cliffs, sculpted over millions of years by volcanic activity and the erosive force of water. Juniper woodland and shrub-steppe surround the lake, providing homes for animals such as mule deer, coyote, black-tailed jackrabbit, and cougars. Plus bald eagles and ospreys soar above and ready to dive for fish.
Fishing Anglers enjoy Lake Billy Chinook’s varied catch that includes wild kokanee (landlocked sockeye salmon), small and largemouth bass, and rainbow and brown trout. Crawfishing is also popular, and the lake is especially well-known as the only place in Oregon where bull trout thrive and can be harvested.
Look closely at the canyon walls, and you’ll see they’re composed of colorful layers of rock. The layers reveal epochs of geologic events—volcanic ash and lava from volcanoes in the Cascades; sand and sediment from shifting streams and forceful floods. These layers accumulated from 7.5 to 4.5 million years ago, gradually creating the massive rocks known collectively as the Deschutes Formation.
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Boating is simply spectacular!

Three Rivers Recreation Area has a private marina, boat ramp, picnic areas and beach.

Plus a 2,500 ft. long private airstrip!

FAA Identifier: OG00 Lat/Long: 44-33-28.4220N 121-24-05.1770W 44-33.473700N 121-24.086283W 44.5578950,-121.4014381 (estimated) Elevation: 2695 ft. / 821 m (estimated)

Your Three Rivers Rec Area Real Estate Experts

Meg Cummings & Kim Anderson are licensed real estate brokers in Oregon with Cascade Sotheby's International Realty, a firm with 350 brokers in 15 offices serving Oregon & SW Washington.

Meg Cummings is an icon at Three Rivers Recreation Area and has been providing real estate services for over 20 years. Kim Anderson is also a resident here and together they provide buyers and sellers with exceptional service.

Meg Cummings (541) 419-3036 - Kim Anderson (503) 791-0383


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