Big Lake Day Use Area

  

The day use site is located in the Big Lake Campground  on the western shore of Big Lake at the top of Santiam Pass.

Big Lake is very popular for both motorized and non-motorized boating and is a hub of activity in the summer months.  Enjoy views of the lake with the beautiful Mt. Washington as a backdrop.  The area is surrounded by alpine fir, hemlock and lodgepole pine. 

The campground is located adjacent to the Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area (area is unavailable) and is a popular campground for OHV enthusiasts.  

Nearby Patjens Lakes Trail offers easy access to the Mt. Washington Wilderness

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $8 per vehicle, per day
Usage: Heavy
Passes: No passes honored.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 29.5 miles to Santiam Pass. Turn heading south on Big Lake Road #2690. Follow Big Lake Road for 3 miles to Big Lake Campground on the north side of Big Lake.


General Notes:

Fire rings, paved boat launch, NO firewood

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Activities


Fishing

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Hiking

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Waterskiing

Swimming

Boating - Non-Motorized

Boating - Motorized

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water Piped
Toilets Vault/flush

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.37989786303081

  Longitude : 
-121.8696430863436

  Elevation : 
4650 feet

 



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