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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Sparks Lake

Updated: Jun 18

A large marshy lake in Deschutes National Forest.

Lake Name: Sparks Lake

Lake Coordinates: 44.01448, -121.74465

Lake Elevation: 5427'

Access: Drive up

Permits/Fees: Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking in the Day Use Area.

Note: This is a sprawling lake with many points of access.

Location: Near FS 4600-400 in Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, U.S.A.

Administration: Deschutes National Forest

Date Accessed: September 23, 2022

The moment I saw this lake I knew I wanted to explore it by kayaking, but I sadly didn't have mine with me. There were many points of access for this lake. There were spots to pull off along the highway, viewing areas, and a forest service road that went to a day use area.

The lake had many large marshy areas as well as large areas of open water. It was a fairly large, sprawling lake. I drove down the bumpy road that lead to the day use area which had a nice sandy shoreline. I got out of my car and walked to the edge. It was a truly beautiful lake with an incredible view of South Sister. I plan to come back to this lake and explore more in the future.

I had started to wear out from a day full of exploring and was really wearing out, so I didn't get to spend as much time here as I wanted.


  • Day Use Area shoreline: 44.01410, -121.73666


How to get there (from Bend, OR)


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