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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cascade Lakes Highway: Elk Lake Resort and Campground

Cascade Lakes Highway:




On Friday, I went on a drive down South Century Drive and Cascade Lakes Highway.  I started out at Highway 97 and Burgess, at an intersection known as Wickiup Junction.  I stopped at many lakes, resorts and campgrounds along the back way to Mt. Bachelor, and then followed the signs to Sunriver on my way home.  It was such a beautiful and peaceful day, with not much traffic.  You will be seeing many posts of that little drive throughout the week.

One of my stops was Elk Lake, and these are the pictures that I took there, mainly from the parking lot.  This is a photo of the South Sister as you turn to go into the resort:

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Elk Lake
Elevation 4893
Elk Lake was named by J. Roy Harvey, 
first supervisor of The Deschutes National Forest.
It covers approximately 390 acres.
It's maximum depth is 75 feet.
The lake has no surface outlet.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Elk Lake Resort is very welcoming and inviting.  I did not stay and explore that day, but was here several years ago with Cary.  It is a popular destination spot for the Bend, Sunriver and La Pine locals.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

There is a store, restaurant, bar, marina and cabins.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

They provide live music on the 
weekend during the summer and fall.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

They are open during the winter too, when snowmobiling is the fun thing to be doing.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

To learn more about Elk Lake Resort, please "CLICK HERE".

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The marina was beautiful!  The water is so clear and the boats, kayaks and canoes were pretty on their own. No water skiing is allowed on this lake.

 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

There are several campgrounds around Elk Lake.  This one is right next to the resort, and is operated by Hoodoo.  You just walk next across the parking lot to get to the resort, but it has its own day use area and boat ramp.  Plus many campsites, of course.  To find out more about Elk Lake Campground, please "Hoodoo.com: Elk Lake Campground".   To learn specific info about Elk Lake itself, please go to VisitUSA's page by "CLICKING HERE".

 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


Source:  Trip Check.com

This is a Shadow Shot Sunday post, because there are many cool shadows in these pictures.  Please "CLICK HERE" to visit Tracy over at Hey Harriet and the many friends who post there to see awesome shadow shots from around the world!




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6 comments:

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful place and your photos, too.

Regards and best wishes

Joan said...

Very cool shadows indeed!
What a beautiful area. I would love to stay there for a few days. So peaceful.

Kim, USA said...

This is a very beautiful place. Does Oregon have snow too? ^_^

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This campground was a treasure trove of shadows! It looks so peaceful and inviting!


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Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Gorgeous photos, Kathy! Oh my, what a beautiful place. How I'd love to go there in the Winter to snowmobile!
Best,
Gloria

Arkansas Patti said...

That marina caught my eye. I do love to kayak and that looks like a neat place.
It was so hot this summer that "old yellow" never got in the water.

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