Sparks Lake Day Use Area

Trailhead in Deschutes National Forest


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    Geolocation is not allowed



This site includes a boat launch, picniciking area, and the  Sparks Lake Trail  around part of Sparks Lake .  There are boat-in camping opportunities at dispersed sites.  The paved interpretive Ray Atkeson Loop Trail can be accessed from this site.

There is a 10 mph speed limit on Sparks Lake.  Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed.

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

Additional Information


There is no camping at the boat ramp or day use area.


  • Boating - Motorized
  • Picnicking