August 15, 2022

Sisters, Oregon (Part One)

Central Oregon Road Trip
May 24, 2022
Culver to Sisters, Oregon
Site #: 73
Elevation: 3,182'
Distance: 45 miles
Duration: 2 nights
Cost: $65.70/night
Weather: 75 degrees and overcast

After four days at Crooked River Campground, we were ready to head down to our next campground in Sisters. We made a quick stop off Hwy 97 at the Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint. The Crooked River High Bridge (open only to pedestrian traffic) provides a breathtaking view of the canyon, as well as the Three Sisters to the south west. 

The Three Sisters

Looking east

As with Bend, this was our first visit to the small town of Sisters (population of 2,952), which is also in central Oregon. I fell in love with this charming, walkable town! The views of the Three Sisters Mountains and Mt. Jefferson are breathtaking and I pulled over several times to take photos.

Mt. Jefferson

After gassing up in Redmond ($4.99/gallon at Fred Myers), we had plenty of time to stop for coffee before checking in at the RV park. 

The coffee and treats at Sisters Bakery (located on Cascade Avenue/Hwy 20) were very good. The raspberry scone was one of the best I have ever had! The bakery isn't very large, but we found two seats at the counter where we could sit and watch the people strolling by.

I wandered around town for about an hour, stopping in a few shops, while Rod relaxed in the RV.

Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort is four miles south of downtown Sisters, and quite lovely, offering all the amenities anyone could need. Full hookups, level asphalt pad, paver patio with picnic table and fire pit, daily trash pick up, pool & spa, miniature golf, store, propane, and laundry. The landscaping is gorgeous with lush grass, flowering trees and beautiful perennial gardens. In the center of the park is a small lake (catch & release fishing) that was surrounded by Canada geese. In addition to 96 rv sites, the resort offers six fully furnished cottages and cabins. RV "resorts" are definitely not camping, but it was nice to be close to town and have our creature comforts after "roughing it" in state parks.

The cost per night is fairly expensive compared to state parks and smaller campgrounds, but we've also paid more for much less. We'll definitely return!


  1. Looks like a pretty place to hang out Les - your camper area is especially peaceful looking. How about all the "sister's themes?" I do like trying new places while traveling - something we haven't done since pre-pandemic really.

    1. It's a great little town, Diane. And, yes, the campground/park was very peaceful and beautiful. I hope you can get back to visiting new places sometime soon. We love exploring in our motorhome!

  2. I thought you were going to visit your sisters! Ha, ha! You mention two things (at least) in this post that I love: raspberry scones and bridges. There is something about an interesting bridge that I just think is great so I appreciate your photos.

    1. Lol! The name comes from the three mountains. I love most scones, but especially raspberry. Funny you should mention bridges... I was just mentioning my love for the architecture of bridges to my husband yesterday as we crossed one in southern Oregon. If there hadn't been any traffic, I would have loved to have gotten out of the car to take some pictures of the arches.

  3. Those mountains are beautiful. I have heard of Sisters before and sounds like such a cute place. Would love to visit one day!

    1. It was nice traveling in late spring so that we were able to see snow on the mountains. I hope you get to Sisters someday, Iliana. It really is a quaint little town.


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