Todd Lake Day Use Area/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. 

Area Status: Unreachable
  
 

ALERT: This site is unreachable due to winter closure of the Cascade Lakes Highway.

Todd Lake  is a short walk from the parking area and offers views of Broken Top.  This is a popular site for picnicking and fishing during the summer months.  There is a small walk-in campground with three sites overlooking the lake.

Access Three Sisters Wilderness with the Todd Trail climbing towards Soda Creek and Broken Top.

Motors are prohibited on Todd Lake.

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

Current Conditions: 5/17/2017:Closed for the season due to snow & Hwy 46 gate closure.
Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 1st through September 30th. Recreation passes are an accepted form of payment.
  • Free PERMIT required Memorial Day through October 31: self-issue wilderness permit available at the trailhead.
  • 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, i.e. rocks, etc.
  • Please bury human waste 6-8” deep and at least 200’ away from water.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Do not remove frogs or tadpoles from Todd Lake.  Todd Lake is home for the Western Toad and Cascade Frog.  Both of these species are threatened by loss of wetlands, habitat degredation, and environmental changes.  They are protected by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and collecting of these species is illegal and punishable with a fine of $1250.00 (OAR 6330440130).
Closest Towns: Bend, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel 24.0 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 4600-370 to Todd Lake trailhead. It is a 1/4 mile hike to the lake.


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