Big Lake Day Use Area

The day use site is located in the Big Lake Campground on the western shore of Big Lake at the top of Santiam Pass. Amenities include picnic tables, drinking water and toilets.

Big Lake is very popular for both motorized and non-motorized boating and is a hub of activity in the summer months. Enjoy views of the lake with the beautiful Mt. Washington as a backdrop. The area is surrounded by alpine fir, hemlock and lodgepole pine. 

The campground is located adjacent to the Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area and is a popular campground for OHV enthusiasts.  

Nearby Patjens Lakes Trail offers easy access to the Mt. Washington Wilderness