Cultus Lake is one of the most popular of the high Cascade Lakes because it is one of the few that allows high speed motorized water craft. Most campers here are interested in using the water in some form or another. In addition, there is a nice resort next door to the campground where you can take a break from making your own meals over the fire or purchase forgotten groceries. Most of the campsites are well shaded and this is a great place to cool off during the heat of the summer. Cultus Lake Campground is one of the more popular high lake campgrounds and campers especially if you want a water side site, should try to plan your trips so that you arrive either early in the week or at the least before Friday evening.
An ampitheater is available for summertime nature programs with a Ranger.
Fees: Per night, per site fee: $16/first vehicle; $8/each additional vehicle. Recreation Pass Site - Vehicle Permit - $5.00 Day Pass or $30.00 Annual Pass or other valid Recreation Passes. (2011)
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
RV Camping: While RV use is normal here, the sites are not very conducive to large luxury coaches. Most sites are recommended for 30 foot RVs or less. One of the reasons for this though is because the roads are gravel and rutted, fine for tent campers, but not good for the large RVs.
Directions: From Bend, travel 46 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then west on Forest Road 4635 for 2 miles.
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