Oregon State Parks: Elliot R Corbett II Memorial State Park

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Elliot Corbett Memorial State Park

About 36 miles northwest of Bend is Elliot Corbett Memorial State Park, a beautiful park just south of Highway 20 surrounded by the towering Ponderosa pines of the Deschutes National Forest. Read More

  • Located approximately 36 miles northwest of Bend, just south of Highway 20 near the Santiam Pass.
  • Situated on the eastern edge of a sparkling alpine lake.
  • Fish for trout and salmon at nearby Suttle Lake.
  • Enjoy miles of nearby hiking trails, including the famous Pacific Crest Trail.

Overview

One of Central Oregon’s lesser known parks is Elliot Corbett Memorial State Park, located just off Highway 20 about 14 miles west of Sisters. This scenic park is accessible only by hiking in, so it doesn’t have as many visitors as other state parks in the area. Nestled in the Deschutes National Forest on the edge of Blue Lake, this park is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts.

Location & Information

Elliot Corbett Memorial State Park is approximately 36 miles northwest of Bend. It is just south of Highway 20 near the Santiam Pass.

Contact Information: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, State Parks, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 800-551-6949.

Activities

  • Hiking – There are many miles of trails near the park, including the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail which passes just west of the park.
  • Fishing – Nearby Suttle Lake is a great fishing spot for avid anglers. The lake contains salmon, trout, crayfish, and whitefish.
  • Winter Recreation – Visitors to the park during the winter can enjoy cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the pristine snow. Hoodoo Ski Area and three sno-parks are nearby.

Fun Facts

  • The waters of Blue Lake, which is located just east of the park, fill three craters which overlap each other. The lake was created approximately 3,500 years ago.
  • There are three designated wilderness areas near the park: Mt. Washington to the west, Mt. Jefferson to the north, and Three Sisters to the south.

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