We’ve lived in Bend, Oregon for over five years now, and although we’ve previously visited Paulina Falls, we’ve never camped at or experienced the nearby Paulina Lake Campground – until now.
For our wedding anniversary, we decided to go tent camping close to home. Paulina Lake Campground is a mere 45 minutes away from our house, so it made the trip easier than usual.
We wish we had discovered this delightful place sooner. It’s a very beautiful campground with lots of pine trees, a small lake that you can rent motorized boats on, fairly spacious sites, a scenic trail loop that takes you all the way to the falls, and more. (I made a video about the experience below.)
Mike and I went kayaking at Lake Merwin. Despite the rainy weather, it was wonderful out on the lake!
Wildlife Sightings & Beauty
We saw a Great Blue Heron, which is captured on the video below! The lake was glass-like, tranquil, beautiful, and peaceful. What a great experience.
If you’re thinking about kayaking somewhere in the Pacific NW, I would like to suggest a morning at Lake Merwin. We hope to go kayaking again soon, and maybe next time, it will be 80 degrees and sunny? 🤞☀️🌅
Below is a video of our experience. Mike likes to wave hello, so we had a little fun with it. 😁🙋♂️🙋♀️