Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

Department of Transportation.

This byway cuts a path through the mountains, lakes, and forests of central Oregon. Volcanism and glaciation formed more than 150 lakes for which the region is well known. See outstanding examples of lava flows, alpine lakes, and meadows. Cross paths taken by such historic figures as Kit Carson.


Getting to the Byway:

Portland, OR
* Take I-5 south to Salem. * Get on OR-22 and go southeast to Bend. * Take US-97 south to NW Colorado Ave. * Follow NW Colorado Ave. southwest to Century Dr. * Continue on Century Dr. southwest out of the city limit where the byway begins.

Navigating the Byway:
* From Bend, take Cascade Lakes Highway, also known as Co Hwy 46 west. * The byway travels through the Deschutes National Forest, turning south near Devil's Lake and continuing on past several other lakes, some of which are Sparks Lake, the Lava Lakes, the Cultus Lakes, Crane Prairie Reservoir, Wickiup Reservoir, and Davis Lake. * The byway ends at the junction of Co Hwy 46 and SR 58 (near Crescent and Odell Lakes.)

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