Lava Island Day Use Area

Trailhead in Deschutes National Forest


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    Geolocation is not allowed



This site offers access to the Deschutes River Trail  as well as an area to remove rafts from the Deschutes River.  There is no boat ramp for backing trailers into the river. Travel downstream beyond this take-out point is not recommended due to dangerous rapids. Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year and on the Deschutes River Trail from May 15-September 15.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can 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


Additional Information


$5/vehicle/day – On site payment not available (the nearest fee tube is at the junction of Forest Service Road 41 and 46).


  • Boating - Non-Motorized
  • Day Hiking
  • Mountain Biking