Simax Beach Picnic Area

Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

At Crescent Lake there are 2 separate day use areas with a total of 15 picnic sites.  The north day use site provides layout areas for windsurfing and pet owners are free to bring their pets to this area as long as they are on a leash (owners are also reminded to bring their own bags to clean up feces as bags will not be provided).

On the south beach pets are prohibited with the exception of service animals.

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