Paulina Lake Day Use Area



Located on Paulina Lake, this area has a picnic site, a trailhead to Paulina Lakeshore Trail, and a boat launch.  This site is adjacent to a campground.

There is a 10 mph speed limit on Paulina Lake.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass from May 1 through September 30
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel south on Highway 97 for 23.5 miles, then turn left (head east) on Paulina Lake Road/County Road 21 for 12 miles. This site is directly across from the Paulina Visitor Center.

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