Slough Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This site is located next to a large bend on the Deschutes River among a mature stand of ponderosa pines.  It offers access to the Deschutes River Trail.  There is a boat ramp and a toilet, as well as several picnic tables along the river. Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year and on the Deschutes River Trail from May 15-September 15.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can 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 $5/vehicle/day
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment

General Information


From Bend, travel 7.9 miles west on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 2.6 miles south on Forest Road 41. There are signs on Forest Road 41 to head 1/2 mile east on Forest Road 4120.



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