Madras - Jefferson County
Chamber of Commerce

Family Fun

Jefferson County offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities for all ages.

The Madras Aquatic Center is a family and event oriented facility featuring a multi-purpose activity pool with a water slide. MAC also offers competitive swimming and has a diving pool and spa. Indulge in a relaxing soak or swim while enjoying a panoramic view of the Cascade Mountains.

Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Village attracts locals, as well as visitors from around the world to its natural hot spring-fed pools. Near the Village pool, visitors can enjoy a quick round of mini golf, volleyball and tennis. For the more adventurous, try a horseback ride through the canyon surrounding the resort or go kayaking. Family camping in the tepees is also fun.

Madras Bowl & Pizza provides a friendly environment for the entire family to enjoy bowling. Don’t forget to check out the arcade room.

From April through September, the Madras Speedway offers circle-track action each weekend. Nearby, racers enjoy a 1/8 mile NHRA dragstrip.

Explore some of the best rock-hunting areas in the country at Richardson’s Rock Ranch. Just 11 miles north of Madras, Richardson’s has an outstanding rock shop and plenty of digging opportunities in the Priday Thunderegg Beds.

If a day out on the water sounds fun, Lake Billy Chinook Houseboats has what you need. From May through September, you can rent a luxury houseboat, patio boat or fishing boat to tour the lake.