Deschutes National Forest — June, 2020

Above Photo: View of the North Fork of Lake Creek.

postcard An hour's drive from Bend, we found excellent dispersed camping at the end of a one-lane Forest Service road.

Dispersed Camping - Deschutes National Forest, near Camp Sherman, OR. Notes: creek access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 3,133’ elevation. June 2nd - 7th.
• Very quiet.
• Pleasant, with a creek next to site.
• Near bike trail from Camp Sherman to Suttle Lake.
• Campers before us left a lot of trash.

Overall Experience: Smile

campsite Cozy campsite tucked away among mixed conifers.

Suttle Lake Lodge

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Suttle Lake Lodge — Nice outside area overlooking the lake, where you can enjoy a snack & beer.

The Deschutes National Forest is a national forest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is named after the Deschutes River, which flows through the forest. The forest covers an area of approximately 1.8 million acres and is located in the central and eastern part of the state, east of the Cascade Range. It is one of the largest and most diverse national forests in the Pacific Northwest, with a wide range of ecosystems, including high-elevation forests, sagebrush-covered basins, and alpine meadows. The forest is home to a variety of plant and animal life, including ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western larch trees, as well as elk, mule deer, and a variety of bird species. The forest is a popular destination for activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. It is also home to several designated wilderness areas, including the Three Sisters Wilderness and the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

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