Cascade Lakes Welcome Station

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Front of the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station Building

Located just past mile post seven on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station serves as a gateway to some of the most popular trails, lakes and recreation areas on the Deschutes National Forest. The Welcome Station also offers parking and access to Phil’s and Wanoga mountain biking trails systems.

The Cascade Lakes Welcome Station provides visitors an opportunity to buy recreation passes, local maps, guidebooks and other educational materials. In addition to offering one-day recreation passes and the annual Northwest Forest Pass (good for all National Forests in Oregon and Washington), the Welcome Station also offers a number of interagency pass options.

Staffed with both Forest Service rangers and employees from Discover Your Forest, the Deschutes National Forest’s non-profit partner, the Welcome Station gives visitors the opportunity to ask questions, while learning about trail conditions and closures.

Visitors can plan their trips using a new, interactive touch screen map. They can learn more about our local wilderness areas and what they can do to help protect them while exploring the region on a giant floor map. Additional interpretive exhibits are planned and will be implemented in the coming seasons.

SUMMER 2017

PONDERosa: Nature Talks in the Trees
Beginning Thursday, July 6, the Deschutes National Forest’s Cascade Lakes Welcome Station will be hosting an eight week speaker series, “PONDERosa: Nature Talks in the Trees” at 10 a.m. every Thursday through August 24. Learn More

Front of the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station Building Architectural Drawing of Welcome Station District Ranger Giving Speech Outside Cascade Lakes Welcome Station Interior View with people

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 7 days a week, 8 am to 4 pm.
Operational Hours: Opening for the 2017 season on Saturday, March 25!
  • March 25 - April 2, Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • April 8 - April 30, Open Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • May 1 - May 29, Open Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 30 - September 4, Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • September 5 - October 1, Open Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 2 - November 26, Open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 27, Closed for the season.
Open Season: March 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Passes: The Cascade Lakes Welcome Station offers a variety of recreation passes for purchase, including:
  • Northwest Forest Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Annual Recreation Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Oregon SnoPark Pass

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