Beach Picnic Area

ALERT: This site is unreachable due to winter closure of the Cascade Lakes Highway.

This site is located on the shores of Elk Lake and has stunning views of South Sister.  During the summer months it is a popular location to enjoy a sandy beach, swim and picnic.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass