Luxury tent campers are the perfect adventure tool to kick off multi-day adventure getaways to some of Oregon’s least crowded scenic destinations. Big Mountain Adventures will get you there in style with our rugged luxury 2-3-4 person adventure tent campers. We pack them with everything you’ll need for your next Oregon road trip, music festival, reunion, or quick three day scenic adventure. We make your next tent trailer rental easy with quick pick ups in Bend, Oregon. Reserve yours today!
Here are a few three day tent trailer road trip ideas to get you on the road and exploring this year.
Luxuriate at Belknap Hot Springs
Rent one of our adventure tent trailers and go discover the historic McKenzie Highway which began as an early wagon trail in the 1860s. Today the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway is all about the scenery with dramatic lava flows and snow-capped mountains. You’ll wind around hairpin turns and identify peaks at the Dee Wright Observatory, then descend into a thick green forest to the sparkling McKenzie River, the perfect place to take an easy hike to Proxy Falls. Depending on snow conditions, the road closes seasonally, typically from November to June. Your overnight destination today will be at Oregon’s Belknap Hot Springs with two developed natural-spring pools, lavishly landscaped grounds, access to the McKenzie River Trail, and tent camping sites right on the river within eyeshot of the hot spring pools. It is adventure tent camping heaven.
Explore a Volcanic Monument
Seize the day at Newberry Crater, within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon’s largest volcano today. The national monument encompasses lava tubes, cinder cones, caldera lakes, a waterfall and a fresh obsidian flow. At 1,300 years old, Newberry’s Big Obsidian Flow is “fresh” in terms of volcanic timelines. The road into the crater is only open during the summer season, so take a moment to drive to the top of Paulina Peak and see if you can find the natural hot springs below. You can visit the Lava Lands Visitor Center through early October; the visitor center’s parking lot remains open year-round (weather dependent), and fall is an excellent off-season time to access its trails. Your adventure tent trailer can take advantage of over 80 lakeside campsites where evenings showcase a galaxy of stars as they ripple across East and Paulina lakes.
Star Watching at Alvord Desert
Oregon’s Alvord Desert is located in Harney County in southeastern Oregon several hours outside of Bend. As far as remote and scenic destinations go this is a must do adventure tent trailer destination. The Alvord is one of the largest white playa dry lake beds in Oregon created when rainwater fills shallow depressions in the landscape leaving behind salt minerals as it evaporates. It is truly a unique landscape. The Alvord lake bed is about 12 miles long and 7 miles wide and only receives an average of 7 inches of rain per year. Just west of the desert is Steens Mountain looming over the lake bed and creating a beautiful backdrop especially at night when the stars shine through the sunroof on your adventure tent trailer.
Wild & Scenic Alvord Hot Springs
The Alvord Hot Springs are privately owned and an afternoon of lazy bone soaking natural pools is just $5 (bring cash). If you pay to adventure tent camp on site, you can use the pools 24 hours a day, while day visitors can only be there during business hours. You can also visit Willow Hot Springs, 35 miles southeast of Fields, Oregon. It is free to use but isn’t serviced or easy to find.
There are five springs located around the perimeter of the desert, including Mickey Hot Springs, Alvord Hot Springs, Tule Springs, Buckbrush Springs, and Borax Hot Springs. Alvord Hot Springs is the only one that you can soak in.
Wine Tasting & Bottle of Wine Included With Your Tent Camper Rental
We know you’re in Bend for a few days and before you head off to tent camper adventures please enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on us and a wine tasting at Va Piano Vineyard tasting room in The Old Mill. Walla Walla Washington (we love saying that) based Va Piano set up shop here in Bend at a lovely tasting room overlooking the Deschutes River. The perfect location to sample regional wines in Bend before or after your trip. Va Piano wines display intense flavors, fine tannin structure and intense aromas: quintessential Washington State characteristics. The majority of grapes they use are estate grown, they source additional grapes from carefully chosen vineyards because fruit from different soil profiles create more complex wines. On your tent camper rental those over 21 years of age will receive a gift certificate for two complimentary wine tastings, and one bottle of wine to take with you. Our way of saying…welcome to Bend,Oregon!
Oregon Tent Trailer Adventure Planning
Discover a full suite of adventure tent camper destinations and multi day vacation ideas with our partners at Travel Oregon. If you’re hiking, climbing, or just looking for epic day adventures in Oregon look no further than The Outdoor Project. Let’s play!