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Deschutes County is located in the heart of Central Oregon between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the High Desert to the east. Within the County are three municipalities: the City of Bend, the City of Redmond, and the City of Sisters. Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon.
With snow-capped peaks dominating the skyline to the west and the wide-open high desert extending to the east, there is a lot of open country. It offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and golfing. Deschutes County is proud to be the hosting area of diverse annual events including the Cascade Festival of Music, the Bend Art Hop, Cascade Children's Festival, Pole Pedal Paddle, Sisters Rodeo, Sunriver Sunfest, the Cascade Cycling Classic and the Deschutes County Fair (now housed in one of the newest and largest fairground and expo center facilities in the west).
The climate for the area is predominately a high desert arid climate. Summer temperatures range from highs in the mid-80's to a lows in the mid-40's. Winter temperatures range from highs in the mid-40's to lows in the mid-20's.