Mountain Beaches & Lakes near Sunriver

You don't have to go to the Oregon coast to enjoy playing on the beach.  Sunriver and Central Oregon are home to several "mountain beaches."  Pack your swim suits, kayaks, fishing poles, and lawn chairs and enjoy a day at the beach while taking in the stunning mountain views.  Here are some of our favorite mountain beaches.

East Lake

Near East Lake Resort is a long, soft gravel beach.  East Lake's water is quite chilly the deeper you get, so this lake is perfect for splashing around in the first few feet of water during July and August.  Day permits are required.

Elk Lake

There is a day use beach on the south side of the lake (opposite the Elk Lake Resort).  Day permits are required.  Dogs are not allowed on this beach.

Cultus Lake

Cultus Lake is one of the most popular of the high Cascade Lakes because it is one of the few that allows waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, and jet skiing.  There is a large public beach right next to Cultus Lake Resort.  Day permits are required.

South Twin Lake

South Twin Lake has a beautiful beach and day use area with picnic tables, a small grocery store and restaurant.  Get there early for the best spot on the beach.

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