Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

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Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Central Oregon Visitors Association
661 SW Powerhouse Dr, Suite 1301
Bend, OR 97702

Phone:541-389-8799
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/2144/ Description:The towering Cascade Mountains and Deschutes National Forest provide the backdrop for this scenic drive and offer outstanding opportunities for hiking and rock climbing. The byway's main feature is the numerous lakes including Devil's Lake, Sparks Lake, the Lava Lakes, the Cultus Lakes, Crane Prairie Reservoir, Wickiup Reservoir, and Davis Lake. Byway provides outstanding viewpoints of Mount Bachelor and Three Sisters in the Cascade Range and crosses paths with early explorers and trappers like Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, and Nathaniel J. Wyeth.
Legth: 66 miles. Start/Endpoint: From Bend, byway follows Forest Road 46 west, passing through Deschutes National Forest, turning south near Devil's Lake, and continuing south to the junction of FR 46 and SR 58 (near Crescent and Odell lakes.) Time to Allow: 3-5 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (1998).

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Williams made his first visit to Hosmer Lake in 1963 and is well versed in the history of the fishery located near the Cascade Lakes Highway.
You can explore the area on a 90-mile loop drive on Cascade Lakes Highway starting at Bend.
BEND - Cascade Lakes Highway will open to through traffic today at noon, Deschutes County road officials said.
To reach the trailhead from Bend, take Cascade Lakes Highway (State 372) west about 7 miles, turn left (south) on Forest Road 41, and follow the signs about 1 mile to Lava Island Falls.
On two separate occasions, he's bicycled a 262-mile loop from McKenzie Bridge to Sisters to Bend to Oakridge via Cascade Lakes Highway and Highway 58, then back to McKenzie Bridge on Aufderheide Drive.
Southwest of Bend is a chain of translucentlakes you can reach from Cascade Lakes Highway (formerly Century Drive).
The Cascade Lakes Highway will be accessible from the south only as far as Lava Lake, according to the Deschutes County Road Department.
Along the Cascade Lakes Highway, the Twin Lakes, Wickiup Reservoir and Davis Lake were the only major waterways accessible Monday, according to Roger Olson, Deschutes County Road Department operations manager.
Where: 22 miles west of Bend on Cascade Lakes Highway.
Bend to Highway 58 Junction on Cascade Lakes Highway (73 miles).
Meanwhile, the Cascade Lakes Highway southwest of Mount Bachelor will be blocked by snow as far as the snow gate at Deschutes Bridge, Tom Blust, director of the Deschutes County Road Department, said Monday.
Sunriver is most easily reached by taking Highway 58 to the Crescent cutoff, then driving north on the Cascade Lakes Highway to South Century Drive, which drops down into the resort area.