Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. The county encompasses 3,055 square miles of scenic beauty, mild climate, diverse recreational opportunities and a growing economy. From humble beginnings, Deschutes County now experiences the most rapid population growth of any county in Oregon. It has developed into a bustling, exciting destination where progress, growth and unique beauty intertwine.