Aspen day use area is a small launching point for recreational shoots wanting to use kayaks or canoes on the Deschutes River. Located off the Cascade Lakes Highway and NF 41, this a picturesque area with towering ponderosa trees and relatively calm waters. The waters are part of the Deschutes River Trail, leading to Big Eddy and Lava Island. There is limited parking that includes an upper lot for potential crew parking.
Permits are required from the Deschutes National Forest and must be obtained 21-30 days prior to commercial filming.