Central Oregon Lake Front and View Property

Thesa Chambers April 3, 2011

wickiup-august.jpgOne of the most common request I receive from out of area buyers that is almost impossible to meet is finding lake front property.  Deschutes County and most of Central Oregon is full of beautiful lakes, streams and rivers, but our lakes generally are on public land.  There are a few exceptions but are they really exceptions?

Odell Lake and Crescent lake do have a few homes near them, most of these homes are actually built on land that is what we call Forest Service land and is owned by the good old U.S.A. there is a long term lease of the land, but finding financing for a home where you do not own the land especially right now can be a real challenge.

There are a couple lakes that do have privately owned property in our area – the most popular would be Ochoco Reservoir & Prineville Reservoir – the area of these lakes is more open and allows for some great mountain views also, but there is a lack of trees for most of these properties.

For a full list of homes on a lake or with lake views click here.

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  1. HI Thesa, we too, have little lakefront property, but lots of requests for it. There is something about water that people love. One of my team members will be moving to Bend….I will have her contact you!

  2. Thesa,

    So very true. Central Oregon needs more QUALITY water on private land. We can help you and your clients navigate the tricky aspects of investing in waterfront property. We can also build ideal lakes ponds and streams.