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Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • The sun setting on Sparks Lake's southern end.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • "The Ritz," a coveted campsite.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • A golden-mantled ground squirrel picking up a free meal.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • Fresh snow on a cold summer day on Broken Top (9,175').- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • Boat-in only campsite at Sparks Lake.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • View looking north at the South Sister (10,358') from the southern end of Sparks Lake.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • Boat-in only campsite at Sparks Lake.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • Boat-in only campsite at Sparks Lake.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • Boat-in only campsite at Sparks Lake.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • Boat-in only campsite at Sparks Lake.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • Boat-in only campsite at Sparks Lake.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • One of three shoreline campsites accessible by vehicle.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
  • One of three shoreline campsites accessible by vehicle.- Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Secluded and private sites. Great views.
Cons: 
Primarily accessible by boat. No reservations. Campfires are regulated.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
NW Forest Pass
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
22
Picnic Tables: 
No
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Partly cloudy until afternoon.
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Tue

Clear throughout the day.
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Partly cloudy in the afternoon.
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Thu

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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Fri

Clear throughout the day.
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Sat

Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
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Sun

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Roughly 22 backcountry campsites are tucked in and around the shore of Sparks Lake, each offering the privacy and remote feeling of a backpacking experience combined with the accessibility and comforts of car camping.  Some are tucked away in the lava field on the eastern shore, and others are perched out on the lake's sandy western shore.  Nearly all of the sites are only accessible via watercraft, so be sure to bring a canoe, kayak or paddle board to transport your gear.  Also, the campsites are quite popular.  If you are hoping to camp in one of the more coveted sites that provides views of the South Sister or Broken Top, or one with a capacity for several families, you may have to come early in the day or on Thursdays if you are planning a weekend.

Note:  Campfires are regulated at all of the campsites due to fire danger in the summer.  Confirm the rules and regulations pertaining to campfires prior to your visit.  If fires are allowed, be sure to follow recommended procedures for responsible campfire etiquette.

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