Culver Community Information:

Culver is a small farming community nestled in a fertile valley 2,633 feet above sea level.

On average, there are 156 sunny days per year in Culver, Oregon.

Summer is usually dry and sunny rarely exceeding 100 degrees while the nights are cool. Winter brings temperatures that can dip into the twenties at night, but usually warm up into the forties during the day. We usually see some snow but the average is only about 6 inches.

Crops that are grown here include garlic, potatoes, certified grass, alfalfa, grain, mint and vegetable seeds.  Even though the growing season is short, it is quite productive.

Culver lies on the high-desert plateau just north of Bend, in the heart of Central Oregon’s outdoor playground. The Ochoco National Forest lies on one side and the Deschutes National Forest on the other.

Just 10 minutes from the Cove Palisades State Park and Lake Billy Chinook, Culver is a recreational paradise. The opportunities for fishing, boating, water skiing and wakeboarding, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities are endless.  Lake Billy Chinook attracts close to a half-million visitors a year.


Check out the scenic views above Lake Billy Chinook, take a paddle at the Cove Palisades State Park or cast a fly into the wild Deschutes River.


Culver has a population of about 1,480 citizens.  The local school district has a reputation for scholastic excellence and has been commended by the state.

The city water is natural spring water from Opal Springs, one of Culver's treasures.

Getting Here:

The City of Culver is located two miles West of Highway 97. Madras (the Jefferson county seat) is 9 miles to the North. 

Culver is 17 miles North of Redmond and 32 miles North of Bend. Portland is about a two-hour drive to the northwest.

Culver is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.  We welcome and celebrate any who wish to make their home here.

Culver IS Oregon!




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