Devils Lake/South Sister Trailhead


Dogs need to be on-leash on trails in the Three Sisters Wilderness (Green Lakes, Moraine Lakes,

Dogs need to be on-leash in Three Sisters Wilderness on: Green Lakes, Moraine Lakes, South Sister, Soda Creek, Todd Lake and Crater Ditch Trails, from July 15 to September 15. 

Provides hiker and horse access to Three Sisters Wilderness via:

These trails enter the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from this trailhead. See "Permit Info" below for more details.

A non-wilderness trail leads through the forest to Quinn Meadow Horse Camp, passing some interesting lava formations. Facilities are available for equestrians. 

Parking area is near Devils Lake. There is a small, walk-in campground at this trailhead with ten sites. There is no fee for this campground, but a recreation pass is required for parking.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. 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.

At a Glance

Fees: Recreation Fee Area: $5/vehicle/day  – On-site payment available
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits required for visitors to the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Usage: Heavy
  • Wilderness restrictions apply
  • Maps of areas where special restrictions apply: 
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  • Motorized and mechanical equipment (including bicycles and drones) are prohibited in the Wilderness
  • Groups must be under 12 people and 12 head of stock
  • Build campfires at least 100 feet away from water
  • Pack in / Pack out!
  • “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” — please refrain from cutting, damaging, or gathering vegetation or other forest items (e.g. rocks, artifacts, etc.)
  • Please bury human waste 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet away from water
Closest Towns: Bend, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased. Acceptable passes include:
Information Center: Bend Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-5300

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel approximately 29 miles west on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46). Turn south (left) at the sign for Devil's Lake trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

See information under backpacking.


Trailhead access to the Three Sisters Wilderness; one leads through the Wickiup Plains to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail; one skirts the wilderness border en route to Elk Lake, to the south.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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