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About South Shore

South Shore Campground is located along Suttle Lake, shaded by Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine. One section of the camp sits on the shoreline, while the other is nestled on a hillside.

Most sites have lake views. The 3,400-foot elevation and the lake breezes make South Shore Campground a comfortable summertime destination.

Recreation

There is a boat launch available at this camp. Popular activities include power and non-motorized boating, sailing, water skiing and wind surfing.

Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and brown trout, and there is a fish cleaning station on-site. Hikers and mountain bikers have access to the 3.2-mile Suttle Lake Shoreline Trail.

Facilities

Each site has a gravel parking spur, picnic table and campfire ring. Dump stations are dispersed through the campground.

Drinking water and vault toilets are provided.

Natural Features

Nestled along the Cascade Mountains, the Deschutes National Forest is one of the most popular recreation forests in the Pacific Northwest. It offers a variety of landscapes, from fields of sagebrush and hay to old-growth forests and glacier-carved volcanic peaks.

Suttle Lake is a natural lake formed by glaciers. It has a forested shoreline and offers views of nearby Mt. Washington.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Sisters is about 15 miles away, offering shopping and restaurants.

ADA Access: N

Sites
37
Fee Info
Day use fee of $5 charged at nearby Scout Lake by the USFS. Bring confirmation letter to the campground.
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
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Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
South Shore is located in Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland in Oregon
Latitude
44.4194 N
Longitude
-121.7383 W
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Directions
From Sisters, Oregon, take Highway 20/126 northwest for about 12 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2070 toward Suttle Lake Campgrounds. Travel just less than a half-mile to the South Shore entrance on the right.
5 Reviews of South Shore
Fun

Stayed here 20 years ago. Canoe around the lake and landed some fish.

Fun for kids!

Great spot for family camping! We had spot 13, right on the lake, but the sites are actually above the lake. There was a staircase down to the trail that goes around the whole lake. My kids and I biked around the lake on the trail (a little narrow in spots, would have been a better walk or run), which was beautiful. The sites are pretty close together, but still good sized. We could see and hear neighbors on both sides, and could hear some road noise from across the lake. All in all a nice place!

Hot weather, cool lake

It's a great lake for fishing, skiing or just rolling around in a raft. Some spots are too close together with not enough brush between, so you're right on top of your neighbors. but the other ones are really good with lots of room for families. We normally get a spot right on the lake so we can tie the boat up there and just walk down and go. Make sure you take sunscreen and bug repellent.

Beautiful Place!

We have been going here for years, love it… it's great for family's and reunions as there is a big circle we call "the pit" where 7-8 trailers can group camp! There is water available, no electricity but hey, who needs it? With a view of the beautiful lake and an nice well kept trail which to walk around it, about 3miles and some change. First thing every morning after coffee!!

First to Review
Suttle Lake

Great campground but you can hear the road no matter where you are camped.