Sunriver, Oregon

Coordinates: 43°52′48″N 121°25′59″W / 43.88°N 121.433°W / 43.88; -121.433
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Sunriver, Oregon
Entrance to Sunriver in 2017
Entrance to Sunriver in 2017
Sunriver is located in the United States
Sunriver is located in Oregon
Coordinates: 43°52′48″N 121°25′59″W / 43.88°N 121.433°W / 43.88; -121.433
CountryUnited States
 • Total8.99 sq mi (23.28 km2)
 • Land8.85 sq mi (22.92 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
4,164 ft (1,269 m)
 • Total2,023
 • Density228.61/sq mi (88.27/km2)
Time zoneUTC−08:00 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)458 and 541
FIPS code41-71250
Three Rivers School in Sunriver

Sunriver is a census-designated place and 3,300-acre (13 km2) planned residential and resort community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,393.[3] It is part of the Bend Metropolitan Statistical Area, located on the eastern side of the Deschutes River, about fifteen miles (25 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).[4] Sunriver also features the SHARC (Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center), completed in 2012.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5][2]


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.[6]

The Officers' Club was spared; it 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.[7][8][9]

Sunriver was also the site of the pioneer Shonquest Ranch.[10] Sunriver post office was established on July 18, 1969, at the same time as the public facilities were opened.[10]

During the filming of Rooster Cogburn in autumn 1974, both of its 67-year-old stars, John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn, stayed at private homes in Sunriver.[11] Governor Tom McCall flew in for a brief visit with them in early October.[11]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sunriver has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sunriver CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Oregon Golf Resorts & Group Vacations". Sunriver Resort. Archived from the original on July 30, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Formerly Used Defense Sites - Portland District - US Army Corps of Engineers". US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved September 27, 2007.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Sunriver History". Deschutes County Government, Oregon. Archived from the original on June 13, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
  8. ^ "Resort History – Sunriver Oregon Lodging". Sunriver Resort. Archived from the original on July 30, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
  9. ^ "Come stake a claim on your cabin in the fun!". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (advertisement). July 29, 1973. p. 2C.
  10. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 872, 924. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  11. ^ a b Tripp, Julie (October 8, 1974). "It's 'Hi, Gov,' as Tom meets Duke and Kate". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). p. 2.
  12. ^ "Sunriver, Oregon". Weatherbase. Canty Media. Retrieved January 2, 2016.

External links[edit]

Sunriver (Oregon) travel guide from Wikivoyage