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Blue Bay

8 Reviews

About This Campground

Blue Bay Campground is situated in a diverse forest of pine and fir on the south shore of Suttle Lake in Deschutes National Forest. Its proximity to high alpine lakes, lush forests and towering peaks in nearby wilderness areas make it a popular destination for individual and group camping…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 50 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

8 Reviews of Blue Bay

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • 4
Ashley B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2019

Spot close to Suttle Lake!

This campground sits next to Suttle Lake.  It was a great campground that was a short walk to the lodge where there are water sports rentals, a camp store, and small deli.  The spot was very large and could have fit a large group with lots of spots for multiple tents.  The campground is a very…

  • Chipmunks everywhere!
  • Morning Sunrise
SiteSpot 15
Month of VisitSeptember
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2019

Suttle Lake, OR - Blue Bay Campground

What a gem!  We stayed in the Blue Bay campground and thoroughly enjoyed our time.  Each campsite was well designed and organized.  The campsites adjacent to the lake are particularly unique (with the views and lake access) but all the campsites were great.  

The Boathouse and Lodge provide a…

  • Campsite #4.  Very flat.  Fire ring in the sun during mid-day.
  • View of Mt. Washington from Suttle Lake
  • View of Boathouse from dock.
SiteCampsite #4
Month of VisitAugust
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2019

Beautiful lakefront campground with large sites

This is a lovely campground right on the shore of Suttle Lake. There is a boat launch, fish-cleaning station, and potable water (a great many spigots!). There two loops: sites 1-18 are in one loop (1-17 are reservable and 18 is the camp host); sites 19-25 are in the second loop (these are walk-up…

  • Another site
SiteSite 21
Month of VisitJuly

Location

Blue Bay is located in Oregon

Directions

From Sisters, travel approximately 13 miles northwest on Highway 20/126. Turn left onto Forest Road 2070 (Suttle Lake Campgrounds). Travel just less than 1/2-mile to Blue Bay entrance on the right.

Coordinates

44.4205126 N
121.73162828 W

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About This Campground

Blue Bay Campground is situated in a diverse forest of pine and fir on the south shore of Suttle Lake in Deschutes National Forest. Its proximity to high alpine lakes, lush forests and towering peaks in nearby wilderness areas make it a popular destination for individual and group camping excursions.

Recreation

Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing and motorized boating in the summer months, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Numerous hiking and horseback riding trails can be accessed from the campground and in the surrounding area. The 3.2-mile Suttle Lake Loop Trail meanders through the developed recreation areas on Suttle Lake. The trail follows the wooded shoreline of the lake, providing opportunities for fishing or picnicking along the way.

For fishing, boats are most commonly used on Suttle Lake. Float tubes are adequate, and wading is possible in some areas. A few areas are fishable from shore. The lake sustains an excellent population of naturally reproducing kokanee, brown trout, whitefish and crayfish.

The campground has a shallow boat ramp area, and most campsites have easy access to the waterfront. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on Suttle Lake.

Facilities

Blue Bay Campground offers standard sites that accommodate both tents and RVs, but no hookups are available. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Natural Features

Suttle Lake is surrounded by mixed conifer forest. Its waters are deep and clear, formed in a terminal moraine, deposited by glacial ice about 25,000 years ago.

Lake Creek flows eastward from Suttle Lake to the Metolius River. The clear, cold Metolius flows north from headwater springs through diverse coniferous forests and a volcanic landscape with extinct volcanoes, cinder cones, calderas and ancient lava flows.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, lakes, reservoirs, wild and scenic rivers and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres within the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest.

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