Cultus Lake Campground

  

Cultus Lake Campsite

Cultus Lake is one of the most popular of the high Cascade Lakes because it is one of the few that allows high speed motorized water craft.  Most campers here are interested in using the water in some form or another. This campground offers opportunities for waterskiing, windsurfing, swimming, sailing, and jet skiing on the lake as well as access to trails that lead north into the lake-filled area of the Three Sisters Wilderness.

There is a walk-in boat launch area within this campground.

At a Glance

Fees Per night, per site fee:  $18/first vehicle; $9/each additional vehicle.  
Open Season: Late May - late September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Service
Information Center: Within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest Operated by Hoodoo Recreation Service

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel 46 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then west on Forest Road 4635 for 2 miles.


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Campground Camping

Cultus Lake is one of the most popular of the high Cascade Lakes because it is one of the few that allows high speed motorized water craft. Most campers here are interested in using the water in some form or another. In addition, there is a nice resort next door to the campground where you can take a break from making your own meals over the fire or purchase forgotten groceries. Most of the campsites are well shaded and this is a great place to cool off during the heat of the summer.  Cultus Lake Campground is one of the more popular high lake campgrounds and campers especially if you want a water side site, should try to plan your trips so that you arrive either early in the week or at the least before Friday evening. 

An ampitheater is available for summertime nature programs with a Ranger.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites55 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

RV Camping

While RV use is normal here, the sites are not very conducive to large luxury coaches. Most sites are recommended for 30 foot RVs or less. One of the reasons for this though is because the roads are gravel and rutted, fine for tent campers, but not good for the large RVs.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookup - WaterNo
Size Restrictions30'
No. of Sites55
No. of Accessible sites0
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo