Cascade Lakes

Crane Prairie Reservoir Mountain Views

Whether it be a scenic day trip along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, a leisurely day hike, or a rugged back country camping trek, the Cascade Lakes of Central Oregon have something for everyone. The 66 miles of highway beginning…

Matthieu Lakes

View of North Sister Peak from South Matthieu Lake

The Matthieu Lakes Trail is one of Oregon’s most scenic day hikes. Located in the Three Sisters Wilderness, North Matthieu Lake and South Matthieu Lake have been delighting hikers seeking splendid scenery for many years. The Three Sisters refer to…

Green Lakes OR

Fall Creek

One of Central Oregon’s most popular hiking destinations is Green Lakes Trail. This popular hike offers views of both South Sister Mountain and Broken Top Mountain that tower over three small pristine alpine lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Because…

Suttle Lake

Suttle Lake Sailboat

Suttle Lake: rustic national forest lake or luxury resort? It’s both! Suttle Lake has been under federal control since 1898 when it was included in the Cascades Range Forest Reserve, which became the Cascades National Forest and finally the Deschutes…

Paulina Lake

Sunset at Paulina Lake

Set in the high desert country of central Oregon, Paulina Lake is one of two sparkling lakes resting in the caldera of Newberry Crater. Part of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Paulina Lake is located in Deschutes National Forest and the…

East Lake

Scenic View of East Lake

East Lake is one of two lakes that sit in the caldera of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument within the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. Covering 1,050 acres, this snowmelt and spring-fed lake is an excellent trout lake and…

Waldo Lake

Waldo Lake North Shore

Waldo Lake is the second deepest natural lake in Oregon, sporting an impressive 420-feet deep pool of beautiful clear water with visibility exceeding 100 feet. Located on the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades, Waldo Lake’s 6,300 acres are nestled…

Crescent Lake OR

Scenic View of Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake, aptly named for its shape, lies on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, in the northwest corner of Klamath County, Oregon. With 4,008 acres of sparkling blue water, and over 12 miles of wooded shoreline and sandy…

Wickiup Reservoir

Boat at Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir is an 11,000 acre angler’s paradise. Camping areas are plentiful, and boat launching ramps are located at most. The reservoir gets its name from the Native American word for dwelling or shelter, synonymous with wigwam. Native Americans constructed…

Prineville Reservoir

State Park at Prineville Reservoir

The 3,030-acre Prineville Reservoir is one of Central Oregon’s prolific fishing and outdoor recreation water bodies. The lake’s well-developed public recreation areas provide many opportunities for a fine mix of water-related outdoor activities. Boating, camping, fishing, birding, hunting and wildlife…

Odell Lake

Shelter Cove

Six miles long and one and a half miles wide, Odell Lake sits under the scenic shadow of Diamond Peak in the Deschutes National Forest, offering wonderful outdoor recreation and fantastic fishing. Both summer and winter outdoor diversions can be…