The High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) has entered into a long term lease agreement with the Forest Service for Skyliner Lodge which is 8 miles west of Bend. Former HDESD Superintendent, Dr. Dennis Dempsey, said HDESD was asked by local school district superintendents to look into leasing the lodge for educational purposes several years ago. He noted that the lodge offers great instructional possibilities for our districts.
The building is on the National Historical Registry and will hold 60-70 students. It is intended for day use only. The goal is to use the facility for conservation, outdoor and natural resource education in addition to educational meetings. There is no cost to schools requesting to use the facility. The Lodge is also available for community and family events. The fees will vary depending upon the date and the type of event.
Skyliner Lodge address: 16125 Skyliners Road, Bend Oregon 97701