Three Rivers Recreational Area is a private gated community approximately 40 years old with about 4,000 acres of land surrounded by BLM, National Grass Lands, Forest Service Lands, and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation on the Metolius River arm of Lake Billy Chinook. TRRA now has its own state-supported fire district with full-time volunteer fire and rescue capabilities, plus there is a paved airstrip.

There are approximately 600 properties with 75-80 full-time residents depending on the summer versus winter months. There is a Land Owners Association (LOA). The annual dues (currently $450 per year) help support the gate operation and maintenance of the roads, marina, beach, and common area. The property has approximately 40 miles of roads and it is about 6 miles from the gate to Lake Billy Chinook. The black sand private beach area has an enclosed swim area with a diving platform, beach and picnic areas, and a 4 lane boat launch. There is also a marina store with gas pumps and propane tanks, boat moorings and parking. In addition, there is a recreational building for social gatherings and events.

There is not a Public Utility District. In other words, we are “off the grid”. The area utilizes solar and wind power together with fuel generators for a state-of-the-art alternative lifestyle. Drilling of wells is allowed. There is a commercial well located on Three Rivers Recreational Area which can deliver water to your property and fill your cistern for cents per gallon. Although there is no phone service, cell phones, satellite television and internet connections are available.

Other attractions include wildlife (deer, coyotes, eagles, wild turkeys), hiking, miles of waters sports opportunities including excellent fishing on the Metolius, Crooked and Deschutes Rivers and plenty of privacy.

  • Columbia Gorge - 124.0 miles | 151 min
  • Hoodoo Ski Area - 45.5 miles | 83 min
  • Lake Billy Chinook - 6.5 miles | 14 min
  • Madras Airport - 25.9 miles | 47 min
  • Mt. Bachelor- 73.8 miles | 101 min
  • Ochoco State Park - 48.1 miles | 65 min
  • Portland International Airport - 140.8 miles | 177 min
  • Redmond Airport - 38.1 miles | 60 min
  • Smith Rock- 32.4 miles | 51 min
  • Tumalo State Park- 51.6 miles | 73 min

Three Rivers Recreational Area Listings