The Hidden, Crystal Clear Lake In Oregon That’s Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale

Nestled into the Cascade Mountains of Deschutes County, Sparks Lake is a stunning body of water surrounded by evergreen forests and rugged mountain peaks. This jaw-dropping lake is located on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, and is an amazing place for sightseeing, boating, fishing, and more.

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Check out this incredible drone video of the lake; it’ll blow your mind.

Video by the talented Michael Shainblum.

Sparks Lake is located along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, roughly 26 miles southwest of Bend. The coordinates are: 44.015670°N 121.745311°W

Find out about more beautiful lakes in Oregon here.