Meet the Natives
Nature is a large part of the Sunriver experience. Deer are plentiful in Sunriver, and share the community with residents and visitors. Located along the edge of the Great Meadow off River Road, the Sunriver Nature Center & Oregon Observatory offers residents and visitors intimate access and programs with a focus on the wonders of nature as well as the heavens above.
Please be mindful of our native neighbors
They have a habit of walking in and across the roadways as if you weren't there. Please don't let your dog take chase. A dog who tangles with a protective doe might just find themselves on their way to an emergency visit with a veterinarian.
Learn About Sunriver's Wildlife
Sunriver Nature Center
Stroll along forest and marsh habitats and the center's botanical garden to learn about the flora, fauna and ecology of the area's extraordinary environment nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Oregon's High Desert. Here are some of the many highlights at Sunriver Nature Center:
Oregon Observatory at Sunriver
View planets, stars and other celestial objects at the Oregon Observatory. The observatory is home to the largest collection of telescopes for public viewing in the U.S.
Features of the Oregon observatory include:
Seasonal Kid's Classes