Map of Elk Lake
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DIRECTIONS & PARKING: From Century Drive in Bend, take the Cascade Lakes Highway approximately 33 miles to Elk Lake. The start and finish for all swims is the Beach Picnic Area, the last Elk Lake exit if coming from Bend. Signs will be posted for parking and all important sites.
Parking is limited to two large pullouts off the Cascades Lakes Highway, The Six-Lakes Trailhead, and the Little LAVA LAKE Group Campground. A shuttle bus will run Saturday and Sunday between the campground and the race site before, during registration and after races are completed. There will be no general parking at the race site until after all event activities have concluded. Your car must display a 2013 NW Forest Pass to park anywhere other than the highway pullouts or the campground.
Note: Little Lava Lake Group Campsite is 5 miles south of the Elk Lake race site. Turn Left on Lava Lake Rd, and then go to the right to LITTLE LAVA Lake (as opposed to LAVA Lake).