South Shore

Deschutes National Forest

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.

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.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

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

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.

Contact Information

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P.O. BOX 249 SISTERS OR 97759

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-323-1746

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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