Sisters, Oregon

Sisters, Oregon is located in the central region of the state of Oregon, nestled up against the 287,000 acre Three Sisters Wilderness on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. Sisters is considered to be apart of the greater Bend metropolitan area. The beautiful Three Sisters volcanos tower over this small community of about 3,000 people (September, 2019). The area is dominated by Ponderosa pines, juniper and sage brush on an ecological gradient as one heads from west to east. The Sisters region is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the state and draws visitors from around the world to experience its natural beauty.

The geology of the Sisters region is one of the primary factors that makes it ecologically unique. The area’s natural history is dominated by relatively recent volcanic activity. In fact, the Three Sisters are classified as active volcanos. A trip up the beautiful Mckenzie Pass highway (Route 242) reminds us that lava flowed here as recently as a couple thousand years ago. Make sure to check for seasonal closures. The road historically opens in June and closes in October due to snowpack.

The city of Sisters is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest, which is a diverse playground for the outdoor recreation enthusiast. People come here to explore its many hiking and mountain bike trails, fly fish its rivers and to connect with nature. The Forest is also home to a wide array of plant and animal species including cougar, black bear and elk. To learn more about the Deschutes National Forest, please visit their website.

Downtown Sisters is a charming town, themed in the “old west” architecture. You will find a wide variety of shops and restaurants to meet your needs and satisfy your tastes. Black Butte Ranch, located some twelve miles to the west, offers three dining options. And the small forest community of Camp Sherman has two restaurants. For an awesome lunch, check out the famous sandwhiches at the Camp Sherman Store and Fly Shop. Heading further west, your last dining option is at the Suttle Lake Lodge before you start heading over the Santiam Pass which takes you to the Willamette Valley.

Want to visit the Sisters area and Black Butte Ranch? Check out the vacations rental homes offered by Black Butte Vacations to find your perfect getaway. Black Butte Ranch has many on site activities such as golfing, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, frisbee golf and more. Experience central Oregon in a beautiful, quiet setting. The scenery is breathtaking and you will create many great memories for years to come. Many visitors fall in love with the area and make it a point to visit year after year.