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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SPARKS LAKE RECREATION AREA
SODA CREEK CAMPGROUND
CASCADE LAKES HIGHWAY
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
LATITUDE: N 4401.531
LONGITUDE: W 12143.638
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Established campground with great views.
A stream zigzags through meadows with
mountain backdrops. You can get relaxed.
Picnic tables, firerings, and outhouses.

Mountain01
View from Soda Creek Campground

Mountain02
View from Soda Creek Campground

Sparks Lake
Sparks Lake

Mountain flowers and Mount Bachelor
Mountain flowers and Mount Bachelor

Mountain views include Broken Top,
Three Sisters, and Mount Bachelor.

Sparks Lake
Camp on the road towards the boat launch.

Above dispersed camp is exactly 1 mile
towards Sparks Lake Boat Launch.

View from above camp
View from the above camp

The boat launch is about 1 1/2 miles of rough
dirt road and is a fee area, NW Forest Pass
or National Parks Pass accepted. There are
some great mountain views.

SPARKS LAKE FACTS
Elevation 5428'
Approximately 250 acres
Maximum depth 8'

Devils Garden from Devils Lake Campground
Devils Garden from Devils Lake Campground

Devils Garden from Cascade Lakes Highway
Devils Garden from Cascade Lakes Highway
(Between milepost 27-28)

DEVILS LAKE CAMPGROUND
Between milepost 28-29
Devils Lake Campground has a couple primitive
tent sites. Recreation Pass required for parking.

TODD LAKE CAMPGROUND
1/8 mile walk / Tent sites
Is it possible that this campground is voided?
There are so many people these days and the
sign in the parking area says "Day Use Only"

DIRECTIONS:
From Bend take Cascade Lakes Highway.
It is 26 miles to Sparks Lake
Near milepost 26 / Between Mount Bachelor and
Elk Lake, you will see the sign for Sparks Lake.

Soda Creek Campground
Soda Creek Campground still covered with snow
June 7, 2010

Soda Creek Campground
Soda Creek Campground still covered with snow
June 7, 2010

Snow
Century Drive between Sparks Lake and Mount Bachelor
Snow on ground June 7, 2010

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Paved roads to Soda Creek Campground.
Rough dirt road towards the boat launch.
Snow in winter months...

MAP
These are our personal hand drawn maps
Not guaranteed for accuracy

View from Soda Creek Campground
View from Soda Creek Campground
June 7, 2010

Cascade Lakes Highway / Road#46 is also
known as Century Drive. It used to be paved
with red cinders... as were several of the roads
in the Cascade Lakes and surrounding areas. A
couple trailhead roads are still original pavement.

Raod to Mirror Lake Trailhead
Road to Elk Lake Trailhead

Showers at Crane Prairie Reservoir Lodge
$1.25 in quarters for 3 minutes.
Showers and Laundry at Twin Lakes Lodge.

Drinking water at Beach Picnic Area
Best water at Rock Creek Campground
on Cascade Lakes Highway / FS Road#46
(Next to the fish cleaning station)

Camped here July 5, 2006
Elk and deer walked through the camp...
Camped here September 3, 2008

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
ELK LAKE CAMPGROUND
$10 Regular / $12 Premium
(Milepost 32-33)
POINT CAMPGROUND
$10 Regular / $12 Premium
(Milepost 33-34)
HOSMER LAKE CAMPGROUND $6.00
Elk Lake Loop / Road#4625
LITTLE FAWN CAMPGROUND $8.00
Elk Lake Loop / Road#4625

If you go south on Cascade Lakes Highway,
there are a couple other free campgrounds.
Also see:
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR
Also see:
LAVA FLOW CAMPGROUND
Also see:
OLD HIGHWAY 20
Also see:
LAVA BUTTE / ROAD #500
Also see:
ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#090
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4260
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4280
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4370
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#44

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Elk Lake
Elk Lake
LATITUDE: N 43.58.815
LONGITUDE: W 121.48.325
Elevation; 4893'
Elk Lake was named by J.Roy Harvey, first
supervisor of the Deschutes National Forest.
It covers approximately 390 acres. It's maximum
depth is 75 feet and the lake has no surface outlet.

Elk Lake Lodge
Elk Lake Lodge
It has been here almost forever... least since we were kids.

Lava Flow
Davis Lake from Lava Flow Campground

Road#44 near Jct. of Road#6230
Wickiup Reservoir early in the morning

Deschutes River
Parking Area along the Deschutes River
Century Drive / MP 42
LATITUDE: N 43.51.399
LONGITUDE: W 121.47.000

Lava Lake
Lava Lake with Mount Bachelor in the background
LATITUDE: N 43.54.920
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.090

Little Lava Lake
Little Lava Lake
LATITUDE: N 43.54.635
LONGITUDE: W 121.45.710

Day Use Area
Day Use Area
LATITUDE: N 43.53.005
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.112
Century Drive Day Use Area along the Deschutes River
Picnic tables, Metal Firerings

Cow Meadow and Deschutes River
Cow Meadow and Deschutes River
Fee Area / $10
LATITUDE: N 43.48.800
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.580
Elevation: 4530'
Road 970 for 1 1/2 miles

Deschutes River
Deschutes River viewed form Highway 42
LATITUDE: N 43.44.665
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.935
This section of the Deschutes River flows between
Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir

PHOTO HERE
Old Cabin on Browns Creek
N 43.43.400
W 121.49.060
Elevation 4424'
From the dispersed camp area there is an old road
and the cabin is about a five minute walk. There are
several springs and an old water wheel...

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Deer in meadow near Sparks Lake
Deer in meadow near Sparks Lake

Dead trees...
Dead trees at Sparks Lake


Road to Todd Lake Trailhead

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Chain
Underwater chain holding the dock at Lava Lake

Free camping and campgrounds
OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
CASCADE LAKES HIGHWAY
SPARKS LAKE RECREATION AREA