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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cultus Lake, Oregon:

In July, 2011, my best friend husband and I took a drive and checked out several high lake campgrounds along the Cascade Lakes Highway. That highway links you up to Bend at one end, and the Highway 58 Cutoff Road near Crescent at the other.  You can also access Cascade Lakes Highway at La Pine and near Sunriver.
  
Cultus Lake is one of the lakes that we went to.  Cultus Lake is 210' deep, and was formed by a glacier. The photo below shows Cultus Mountain, which divides Cultus Lake from Little Cultus Lake.  I took pictures of Little Cultus also, but haven't posted them yet.

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Cultus Lake is a great spot for fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing and camping. It even offers a very nice resort complete with cabins and a private marina.  Located off of the Cascade Lakes Highway, 8 miles north of Crane Prairie Reservoir, Cultus is a nice place for the kids.  At the main day use area, the water is rather warm, and stays shallow for a long ways out.  The campground has 55 sites, and is operated by Hoodoo.  To learn more about the "public" side of this lake, please check out these links after you are done here at Oregon Gifts.

* Hoodoo.com: Cultus Lake Campground
* USFS: Cultus Lake
* Campsite Photos.com "Cultus Lake"

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This is the Day Use Area.  You'll need a forest pass to park here and to use the public boat ramp, just so you know.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Cultus Lake Resort:  The Lodge and Store

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I love how they have made their lodge look so pretty.  Nice grass and flowers, you guys!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Cultus Lake Resort:  Private Marina

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Cultus Lake Resort: The Cabins

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

To learn more about the resort itself, here is the link: "Cultus Lake Resort"

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Cultus Creek greets you on your way in and out.  Yes, you can fish in it!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I hope that you enjoyed this little drive by tour.  This is a Watery Wednesday post!  To see more beautiful water shots of all sorts from around the world, just "CLICK HERE".


The slide show below includes photos of Browns Mountain Boat Landing, The Big Deschutes River leaving Crane Prairie Reservoir, Little Cultus Lake Campground, Cultus Lake and Cultus Lake Resort, and Rock Creek Campground on Crane Prairie. These pictures were taken on July 16, 2011 in Central Oregon by me, Kathy Matthews. The handsome model is my best friend husband and driver, Cary Matthews.


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5 comments:

chubskulit said...

Such a gorgeous place Kathy, it delights me to see places through photos such as these.

Arkansas Patti said...

That is my kind of place and that lodge will make a nice home for me after I win lotto.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like looking through the trees to the lake!

FEEL THE WATERS’ HEALING

If you’re stressed and weary
Try a thing or two:
Go down to the river,
Take a friend with you;
Take your shoes and socks off,
Plunge in twenty toes—
Feel the waters’ healing
As the river flows!


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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

No wonder Oregon is so often referred to as God's Country. You've visited some beautiful spots.

Lynn said...

Very beautiful pictures! Love it.

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