Elk Lake Campground is located on the north end of Elk Lake along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway.
Both motorized and non-motorized boating are allowed on Elk Lake providing the opportunity for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and water skiing. Hiking and horseback riding are popular activities on the Elk-Devils Trail, which follows an historic route from Elk Lake to the Wickiup Plains Trail, just west of Devils Lake.
Elk Lake Campground can accommodate RV, trailer or tent-campers, however, electric hookups are not available. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. The campground has drinking water and vault toilets available. This campground also features a boat ramp to provide access to Elk Lake.
Elk Lake offers magnificent views of South Sister, Mt. Bachelor and numerous other mountainous features. Wetlands, diverse forests and rocky slopes near the campground provide habitat for shorebirds, porcupine, deer, bats and the occasional black bear.
Visitors enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway which climbs from Central Oregon's high desert floor into the Cascade Range on a 66-mile drive winding through snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.
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We stayed here in the early fall and it was pretty empty and cold but the lake was beautiful with mount bachelor in the background.. very basic campground with a picnic table, fire pit and pit toilets.
The road to the campground is a little gnarly but worth it! I love this place for an easy paddle or an array of hikes!
Pretty epic campground and resort. All the amenities plus boat rentals, dozens of trails nearby, mountain biking and fishing.
We booked our stay back in November 2016 - It's a good idea to plan ahead anytime you look to stay in or around Bend. It's located off the beautiful Cascade Lakes Hwy. The cabin was super cute. No electricity but who needs it! We enjoyed taking advantage of the Lake near by & the hikes in the area. After a long day of hiking in August it was nice to stop by the To Go Window of the resort & get some ice cream & a side of fries. We stayed two nights with small kids & the cabin was perfect. We stayed in the upper loft & the kiddos slept in the queen bed on the lower level. I would suggest staying here for sure. I personally like a bit more privacy, but it was not over whelming. It's very busy in the summer due to relay races & swimming competitions so be sure to check the local event calendar. Another plus in the summer is the live music on Saturday nights.
We camped for a weekend here. Was a good stay overall, except we got lost trying to get there. If you are staying here, take the second entrance, not the first. We also found there was a problem with parking in the area. They did have a place to rent kayaks and paddle boards, which made our trip!