Sparks Lake

Sparks Lake

Sparks Lake is one of my favorite parts of the state. If I lived nearby, I would be there “too much”, if that is a thing.

The lake is one of several in Oregon that does not have a visible outlet. The lake drains by feeding groundwater springs in the area. From this view, the Middle and North Sisters are hidden behind the South Sister.

The area around this scene, several hundred yards/meters either direction along the lake shore, is a beautiful part of Oregon. This location is near the begining of the Ray Atkeson Memorial Trail. Forest Service information is available here.

This view is perhaps 150 yards/meters from the boat ramp. A nice paved trail, this is an easy view.

Just follow the signs in Bend to Mt Bachelor (a large ski area) taking you down Century Drive and then the Cascades Lakes Highway. Just after the Mt Bachelor ski resort you will see the signs for the lake. This is the view from the boat launch area. Well worth the trip!

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