A day of outdoor fun and learning at Crescent Lake where local school children rotate through 8 learning stations: Wildlife Explorations, Recycle Mania, Invasive Species Bingo, Salmon Storytelling Tent, Fun Flycasting, Firefighter Challenge, Native American History, and Leave No Trace Ethics. Students learn about their local forest through hands-on activities that teach them about local fish and wildlife, how to be good campers and hikers, and why invasive plants and animals area problem. Students also participate in fun activities such as flycasting, running through obstacles in the Firefighter Challenge, and dressing up in costumes for the Salmon Storytelling Tent.
Address: Crescent Lake, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon
Latitude, Longitude: 43.5019251,-121.9659074
Season: Annually in May
Focal Topics: Stream ecology, forest ecology, wildlife ecology, wildfire prevention, recycling, fly fishing, invasive species, local archaeology, and Native American storytelling
Facilities: Picnic tables, fire rings, boat ramp, lake access
Elevation (ft): 4,893
ADA Accessible for All? Yes
Directions: From Crescent, take Crescent Cut-off Road to Highway 58, then proceed west to Crescent Lake Junction. At Junction, turn left towards Crescent Lake, and follow signs to Crescent Lake Campground.
Bus Turnaround? Yes
Other Considerations: Full facilities campground with campsites, picnic tables, and fire rings, boat ramp, and sand beach. 3 Yurts are available for rent at this campground. The Crescent Lake Resort is adjacent to campground and has a restaurant, boat and snowmobile rentals, and cabin rentals.
Contact: Christina Veverka, USFS, (541) 433-3234