Sparks lake is situated in Elk Lake, United States, and it is popularly known as the "blue gem of the Cascade Lakes." It is situated at an altitude of around 6,200 above sea level in the Deschutes National Forest. The lake is surrounded by a lush meadow and is also home to a small island. It is home to many birds, like Mandarin Ducks and Western Tanagers, and animals, including Beaver and Black Bear. There is also an abundance of wildflowers around the lake's shore. Fishing is also a popular activity in the lake, with plentiful streams and large trout. Visitors to the lake can access an abundance of small trails, offering exceptional views of the lake, as well as access to the nearby Cinder Butte. There are also plenty of camping and hiking opportunities near the lake.