Sunset Cove is the ideal campsite for you to visit if you ever find yourself in the Oregon area. The campground can be found beside the sparkling Odell Lake, situated in the dense Deschutes National Forest. From the lake, you can marvel in the beauty of the surrounding landscape, including the breathtaking view you have of Diamond Peak, a shield volcano.
Sunset Cove offers accommodations for tents, trailers, and RVs, and nightly rates are as low as 16 - 30 dollars. There is access to vault toilets and drinking water, however, there are no showers or water and electricity hookups available to campers, making the experience truly authentic. On your site, you will be pleased to find a picnic table, as well as a campfire ring and grill that you can use at your own convenience. Fires are allowed on site, but bringing firewood from outside the campground is not permitted.
The forests surrounding the campground are thick and full of Douglas and white fir, Ponderosa pines, and hemlock providing the perfect home for a variety of wildlife species. Species you may stumble upon within the forest include elk, ravens, pine martens, deer, and even black bears, making your hikes eventful! From Sunset Cove, you have access to a multitude of hiking trails. The Deschutes National Forest is home to lakes, rivers, and reservoirs that you're free to explore as your travel through the 1,600 miles of trails offered in the forest.
You're welcome to walk the trails with your pooch, as the campground is dog-friendly as long as you keep them on a leash at all times. You are also expected to tidy up after your pooch and maintain control over them during the duration of your stay. If you're looking to get off the site and see what Oregon has to offer, check out the Lava Lands Visitor Center in Bend, Oregon to learn about the history of volcanic activity in the area!
Other activities you can entertain yourself with while visiting Sunset Cove include swimming, boating, or enjoying a picnic lunch in the picnic area. Overall, Sunset Cove is a beautifully isolated campground, surrounded by thick forests and rivers making it the perfect getaway for you and your family, including your pup.