Star Party, Rimrock Ranch

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jim Hammond for an exploration of the night sky at Rimrock Ranch. Jim and friends will set up powerful telescopes and help you identify constellations, planets, and far-away galaxies. Explore astronomy and get a rare chance to enjoy the dark skies of this privately-owned ranch.

Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. Per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines, we strongly recommend that individuals who are unvaccinated or who are at higher risk for COVID-19 continue to wear a face covering in crowded areas and in large gatherings of individuals, and maintain physical distancing.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an outing with minimal walking.

    Route: The star party will occur adjacent to the parking area in a grassy meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is no elevation gain/loss for this outing.

  • What to Bring

    Flashlight/headlamp (red lights if you have one), warm clothes, blankets or camp chairs, binoculars or small telescopes (if you have them), snacks, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Rimrock Ranch is a privately-owned 1,120 acre ranch near Sisters. The Deschutes Land Trust worked with its owners to protect its outstanding fish and wildlife habitat.