Cascade Lakes Welcome Station

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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.



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

Operational Hours: 2021 Season - The Cascade Lakes Welcome Station has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to follow CDC guidance and let the public know when we plan to reopen.
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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