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Address: Bend, OR

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Amazing lake

Very beautiful lake. We stopped for a couple of minutes to admire its beauty. If you pass by, you should make a stop and rest here. Also great to spend the day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful lake. We stopped for a couple of minutes to admire its beauty. If you pass by, you should make a stop and rest here. Also great to spend the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took our SUP's to this lake for a quick paddle. Very beautiful place! I love lakes that do not have motor boats flying by you. It seemed to be a popular spot for kayakers as well. Very quiet and peaceful paddle. Will definitely go back.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wonderful area with fantastic scenery and clear water however the dirt road into the lake is rough and lined with scrubby lodge-pole pine and not too appealing. We arrived midday on a Friday and found sixty or seventy vehicles at the boat ramp area. Many people bring boats but the lake is so vast and has such an intricate shoreline... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

So many places to go kayaking and paddle boarding in Bend, but Sparks is definitely one of our favorites. With the unseasonably warm weather lately we are all getting a chance to get up to the high lakes earlier this year. Sparks lake is absolutely beautiful right now. Arrive early if you want to see the reflection of the mountains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful hike at this very shallow lake. Great for Kayaker's. Todd Lake just down the road has an equally enjoyable hike and pure looking water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of the wonderful Cascade Lakes a short trip south of Bend, OR. Pristine and peaceful. Many folks were camping with tents and using kayaks.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots of parking, a nice well maintained hiking trail with geological interest. Great place to kayak. I don't believe they allow motorized craft so, it is very peaceful. Several picnic tables near the parking lot. It is probably crowded summer weekends. Only about 20 miles from Bend

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

excellent camping, beautiful setting, great hiking in the area. Will return again this summer. Nice walk around the lake great for kids. Scenery is first rate. We did tent camping. There are many other lakes in the area. This one is very accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Amazing views, awesome camping experience! The camping spots are only accessible by water so bring a canoe, kayak or something that floats. The kids loved catching all the frogs!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Although the road to and from the boat ramp was harrowing in the first snowfall, it was one of the most beautiful vistas we have ever enjoyed. I'll upload a photo!

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Address: Address: Bend, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend

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