Crescent Lake Oregon Vacations: Activities, Fishing

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This quaint community nestled in the Deschutes National Forest is about 66 miles southwest of Bend, next to a beautiful alpine lake of the same name.

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  • Explore miles of trails on foot, bike, horse, or snowmobile.
  • Fish for Kokanee salmon, brown trout, Mackinaw, and rainbow trout in the sparkling lake waters.
  • Ski or snowboard in pristine powder at nearby Willamette Pass Ski Area.
  • Camp out under the stars in the beautiful Deschutes National Forest.

Crescent Lake is one of Central Oregon’s most beautiful areas. Nestled deep in the Deschutes National Forest just south of Highway 58, it provides the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor recreation throughout the year.


  • Fishing – If you love to fish, the sparkling waters of Crescent Lake have plenty of Kokanee salmon, Mackinaw, brown trout and rainbow trout.
  • Boating and Water Sports – With a surface area of over 4,500 acres, this beautiful lake is a popular place for sailing, boating, windsurfing, and waterskiing on a warm summer day. Three boat ramps provide access to the water.
  • Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Horseback Riding – There are miles of trails to explore via foot, bike, or horse in the Deschutes National Forest which surrounds crescent lake. Some trails allow ATVs as well.
  • Camping – There are six campgrounds in the area to set up camp and enjoy a night out under the stars.


  • Skiing and Snowboarding – Just up the road from Crescent Lake is the Willamette Pass Ski Area. Six lifts, 555 skiable acres, two terrain parks, 20 kilometers of Nordic ski trails, and over 400 inches of snow each year create the perfect combination for winter fun.
  • Snowmobiling – Explore miles of groomed trails as well as several ungroomed trails in the area via snowmobile. Trails start at Crescent Sno-Park and Royce Mountain Sno-Park.