The most prominent nearby recreation site is Lake Billy Chinook, a reservoir created by Round Butte Dam at the confluence of the Crooked, Deschutes and Metolius rivers. The lake covers 6.25 sq mi and has 72 mi of shoreline. Average depth is 102 ft. The lake is a popular water sports and fishing spot with amenities such as boat ramps, a marina and houseboat rentals. Cove Palisades State Park contains two campgrounds and a day use area.
Many homes in the city of Madras are modest and moderately priced. Exemplifying the city’s growth potential is the Yarrow residential development on the northeast side of Madras where smart new homes populate a master planned community with stunning Cascade mountain views.
Population, 2014: 6,363
Median household income: $38,934
Land area: 5.02 sq mi
Density: 1,205.3 persons/sq mi
Elevation: 2,280 ft
Annual high temperature: 62.3 F
Annual low temperature: 36.3 F
Average temperature: 49.3 F
Average annual precipitation (rain): 12.15 in.
Average annual snowfall: 15 in
Points of interest:
The Cove Palisades State Park
Madras Aquatic Center
Erickson Aircraft Collection
Public, 9 holes, par 36, 3,231 yards.
Desert Peaks Golf Club
Public, William F. Bell/George “Bunny Mason design, par 72, 6,352 yards.
445 SE Buff St., Madras
390 SE 10th St., Madras
Student enrollment: 694
Report card rating: 54.2% (Level 2)
Student enrollment: 631
Report card rating: 64.4% (Level 3)
Big Muddy Ranch, Antelope
Student enrollment: 18
Report card rating: 93.3% (Level 5)
375 SE Buff St., Madras
Student enrollment: 324
Report card rating: 51.3% (Level 3)
215 SE 10th St.., Madras
Student enrollment: 414
Report card rating: 30.0% (Level 2)
428 Butte Ave. SW, Madras
Student enrollment: 295
Report card rating: 54.2% (Level 3)
50 Chukar Rd., Warm Springs
Student enrollment: 464
Report card rating: 37.5% (Level 2)
Madras Education Center
1170 E. Ashwood Road, Madras
Campus buildings: 1 building, 10,000 sq ft
470 NE A St., Madras
Level IV Trauma Center
St. Charles acquired Mountain View Hospital in Madras in 2013. The Madras hospital is undergoing a $16 million renovation that includes a 20,000-sq ft expansion. Completion is due in 2016.
910 SW Highway 97, Suite 101, Madras
Family Care Clinic
480 NE A St., Madras
No matter what you are seeking in your life, solitude and quiet or opportunity and adventure, you’ll find it in one of Central Oregon cities.
2762 Northwest Crossing Drive
Bend, OR 97703
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