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SOUTH SHORE, OR

part ofDeschutes National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SOUTH SHORE
Status: Closed through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

South Shore Campground is located along Suttle Lake, shaded by Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine. One section of the camp sits on the shoreline, while the other is nestled on a hillside.

Most sites have lake views. The 3,400-foot elevation and the lake breezes make South Shore Campground a comfortable summertime destination.

Natural Features:

Nestled along the Cascade Mountains, the Deschutes National Forest is one of the most popular recreation forests in the Pacific Northwest. It offers a variety of landscapes, from fields of sagebrush and hay to old-growth forests and glacier-carved volcanic peaks.

Suttle Lake is a natural lake formed by glaciers. It has a forested shoreline and offers views of nearby Mt. Washington.

Recreation:

There is a boat launch available at this camp. Popular activities include power and non-motorized boating, sailing, water skiing and wind surfing.

Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and brown trout, and there is a fish cleaning station on-site. Hikers and mountain bikers have access to the 3.2-mile Suttle Lake Shoreline Trail.

Facilities:

Each site has a gravel parking spur, picnic table and campfire ring. Dump stations are dispersed through the campground.

Drinking water and vault toilets are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Sisters is about 15 miles away, offering shopping and restaurants.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Ice Machine
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Shade
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum site spur length is 50 feet
  • Campground fee includes one vehicle for a standard site and two vehicles for double sites; $9 per additional vehicle will be collected at campground
  • Click here for more information about this campground
  • Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.41944, -121.73833
44°25'10"N, 121°44'18"W

From Sisters, Oregon, take Highway 20/126 northwest for about 12 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2070 toward Suttle Lake Campgrounds. Travel just less than a half-mile to the South Shore entrance on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SOUTH SHORE
P.O. Box 8516
Coburg  OR  97408

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)338-7869
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