Elk Lake Boating Site

Deschutes National Forest, Near Bend, Oregon

Elk Lake Boating Site does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Elk Lake has a picturesque setting, with the Three Sisters towering over the north end of the lake and Mt. Bachelor dominating the eastern horizon. It is not a nutrient-rich lake and is so transparent you can see the bottom clearly from any location on the surface.

There is a 10 mph speed limit for motorboats.

Swimming areas are closed to animals.