NKC Day Trips


From North Klamath County

While only minutes away, Day Trips are a great way to spend time with Family and Friends. While spending time in North Klamath County you might like to take advantage of Beautiful and Historically filled Day Trips. Pack a lunch or a few Snacks. Then, plan on spending the day visiting Historical sights in Central Oregon. Leave early enough and you might take two trips in one day depending on your itinerary. With so much to See and Do, your gonna Love North Klamath County. We’ve included a few of our Popular Day Trip highlights below. Enjoy! ! !

The Oregon Outback Scenic Byway (Hwy 31)

In our backyard to the east is the Oregon Outback. Seen on SOPBS and PBS Television, the drive highlights the High Desert in all its glory including wildlife like you’ve never seen in the cities. Experience history along this famous route. Start your Oregon Outback adventure north of Gilchrist Oregon at Hyw 31 just south of La Pine, and return to North Klamath County via Silverlake Highway to Hwy 97 and back to the Crescent area for an evening of North Klamath County skies filled with more stars than you have ever seen in your life. Don’t forget to stop by the “Cowboy Dinner Tree” in Silver Lake for an old fashion Cowboy Dinner along the cattle trail of the Oregon Outback.

Cowboy Dinner Tree

It’s time to saddle up for a culinary adventure out of the Old West – a time when Oregon cowboys were a fixture of life across the high desert. Come along as we head to Oregon’s one and only Cowboy Dinner Tree! If you take the OutBack Trip once in your life, you must stop by the Cowboy Dinner Tree and bring an appetite. You’ll experience a meal like never before and you surely won’t go home hungry. Most likely you’ll be taking home left overs for a very lucky best friend. Visit the Cowboy Dinner Tree’s website www.cowboydinnertree.net. Though the website is a bit primitive so is the Cowboy Dinner Tree restaurant just the way we like it! We hope you never change!

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Newberry National Volcanic Monument near La Pine Oregon is a recreational playground for thousands of visitors each year. Newberry Crater holds two alpine lakes, East and Paulina, which are home to trophy-size brown and rainbow trout, as well as kokanee and Atlantic salmon. Seven campgrounds in the Crater, offer shoreline camping, boat ramps, sanitary facilities, group camping, and a horse camp with equestrian trails. In the winter, the Crater is a popular destination for both snowmobile’s and cross-country skiers.

Collier Memorial State Park

On Hwy 97 about 30 miles north of Klamath Falls. Features an open air logging museum filled with early logging equipment and a pioneer log cabin village. Campground has 50 full hookup sites (sewer, electricity and water), 18 tent sites, and hot showers. Visitors enjoy fishing in two streams. Another great day trip from NKC. www.oregonstateparks.org/

Smith Rock State Park

A Beautiful Drive north of NKC. Smith Rock State Park protects a sanctuary of majestic rock spires that rise above the winding Crooked River in central Oregon’s high desert. It is an internationally renowned destination for rock climbing. A great day trip while visiting NKC https://oregonstateparks.org/. How about a little video to get those climbin’ juices goin’.

Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway

If you’re up for a nice drive, then we have one of the most beautiful drives of the century. Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway has everything you could imagine when it comes to Nature, Lakes and Wildlife on a high mountain countryside drive. Remember to take your Binoculars, Camera and Video Recorder. You’ll find exciting things to Focus, Snap & Shoot on your adventure. Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway located just west of Crescent.

Quail Run Golf Course

Don’t forget your Golf Clubs. Minutes away in La Pine is Quail Run Golf Course, the best Championship 18-Hole Golf Course in the Northwest. Located just up the road from all our communities. It is the second toughest rated golf course in Central Oregon. Four sets of tees are available to challenge all levels of golfers. Facilities include a full service golf shop, great practice area and friendly snack bar. Private and group lessons are available from professional staff. https://golfquailrun.com