Green Lakes/Soda Creek 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: Open

This is a heavily used trailhead that is an access point to the Three Sisters Wilderness via the Green Lakes Trail and Soda Creek Trail.  The parking lot has a small area for horse trailers.

The Green Lakes Trail #17 and Soda Creek Trail #11 enters 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.

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. See "Passes" below for more information.

You can find Green Lakes Basin area restrictions and a map of designated campsites here.

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
Restrictions:
  • Wilderness restrictions apply in the Three Sisters Wilderness
  • Maps of areas where special restrictions apply: Dog leash restrictionsCamp ChambersGreen LakesMatthieu and Golden LakesMoraine LakesSisters Mirror Lakes area.  
  • 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 $5 payment or 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, Deschutes National Forest

General Information

Directions: From Bend, travel 26.7 miles west on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.02955

  Longitude : 
-121.73551

  Elevation : 
5450