From Bend, OR: Travel 7 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway 46), then approximately 2 miles south on Forest Road 41 and follow the signs to the Aspen Day Use area.
This site accesses the Deschutes River as well access to the Deschutes River Trail . There is a boat launch at this day use area, picnic tables and a restroom.
Motors are prohibited on the Deschutes River from Aspen boat ramp to the north end of Lava Island. Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year and on the Deschutes River Trail from May 15-September 15.
Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.
Acceptable passes include:
- $5 Day Pass
- Northwest Forest Pass
- Interagency Annual Pass
- Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
- Interagency Access Pass
- Interagency Military Pass
- Every Kid in a Park Pass
- Northwest Forest ePass