Begin in Bend, Sunriver or LaPine and strike out on a breathtaking 87-mile loop that leads past Mt. Bachelor
and the alpine lakes of Central Oregon, with spectacular panoramas and inviting stops along the way.
Designated a National Scenic Byway by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the drive is open all summer. But from
November through May, it's closed beyond Mt. Bachelor due to snow.
Some of the lakes that you will encounter include Todd Lake, Sparks Lake, Cultus Lake, and Crane
Prairie Reservoir. As you can imagine, this is an angler's paradise. All fishing types can spend
hours at the banks of these lakes, fishing for Atlantic salmon and other freshwater fish. Waterfowl
and many species of plants thrive here as well.
Driving Conditions ::
Bend Traffic Cams
US97 at Lava Butte Road Cam
US97 at La Pine Road Cam
Cascades Lake Highway