South Twin Lake
There: From Bend, head south on Hwy 46 (Century Drive). Take the Wickiup Reservoir turn off (County Road 42) east. The road to Twin Lakes is 1 mile past the Deschutes crossing.
Fisheries: Stocked rainbow trout 9 to
Information: Best fishing is within 30 feet of the shore and in the top 30 feet of water. Fishing can be poor right off the campground’s day-use area. The northwest shallows offer especially good fly fishing. Fish over weed beds and submerged timber. A trail encircles the lake and offers many opportunities for bank fishing.
Tackle & Techniques: All lake-fishing techniques can be effective here. PowerBait is popular, but spinners, small lures and flies all catch fish. Natural forage includes damselflies, caddisflies, midges and leeches. This is a good lake for float tube fishing.
Facilities: US Forest Service campground with boat ramp, drinking water, picnic tables, fire grates and flush toilets. Twin Lakes Resort with rental cabins and apartments with kitchens; RV park with full hook-ups, showers and Laundromat; restaurant; fishing guide service; rental boats for both South Twin and Wickiup Reservoir.
Fees: Yes, for overnight and day use of campsites. Northwest Forest Pass required to park at boat ramp.
Additional Activities: Paddle boats, swimming, hiking, exploring other lakes in the area including North Twin Lake (one-half mile by trail). Nearby state park: LaPine State Park.
For More Information:
ODFW Deschutes Watershed District Office — (541) 388-6363
Twin Lakes Resort — (541) 382-6432