Sparks Lake Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

There is a 10 mph speed limit on Sparks Lake. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed.

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.

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 Recreation passes are acceptable for day use fees.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: There is no camping at the boat ramp or day use area.
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Fee Area. Fee season May 1 - September 30. Click here for passes that are accepted.

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 26.2 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 0.2 miles south on Forest Road 4600 400.

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