Sparks Lake Boating Site


This site includes a boat launch, parking area, and trail on Sparks Lake.  There are boat-in camping opportunities at dispersed sites.  The paved interpretive Ray Atkeson Loop Trail can be accessed from this site.

Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake. A maximum speed limit of 10mph is strictly enforced.


Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30. Passes are available at this site, but can also 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 from May 1 through September 30 or valid recreation pass.
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No overnight camping at boat ramp.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 26.2 miles west on Cascade Lakes Hwighway (46), then turn left (south) onto Forest Road 4600 400 for 1 mile.

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