Boating - Non-Motorized

POI in Deschutes National Forest


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Cultus Lake is a natural glacier-formed lake.  This is a recreational lake and is popular for water skiing, sailing, jet skiing, and boating.

There is a large paved parking area with a dock and two boat ramps which is adjacent to the Cultus Lake Campground. There are also picnic tables and a toilet at this site.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass