Highway 126 to just North of Clear Lake. Small campground on North side of road. No ramp, launch from shore.
From ice out to very early summer. Lower part of lake disappears as summer progresses.
No motors, usually no other boaters. Creek exploration possible when full. Deepest area at North end of lake. Reported to have cutthroat & rainbow trout. Fishing season closes at the end of May.
Highway 58 to Gold Lake Road just west of Willamette Pass..
from ice out in May or June to October.
anytime, but fewest people early and late season.
No motors. Easy paddle. Marsh at North end, Diamond peak visible from there. Fly only fishing. Campground and boat launch at South end.
Highway 126 past McKenzie Bridge to Trail Bridge Resevoir. Cross bridge to Trail Bridge Campground and follow Forest Service road to Smith Resevoir.
May through October. Depending on snow levels, can be accessible in Winter.
Though a resevoir, the water level is constant as this is part of a hydroelectric project. Fjord like setting. More like a lake than a resevoir. Boat in camp at North end. Road access to South end only, where there is a boat ramp. 10 MPH speed limit
Highway 58 to Waldo Lake road just West of Willamette Pass. Three campgrounds with boat ramps along lake. Southern-most and northern-most launch areas are well protected from wind.
May or June through October. Mosquito heaven and subject to strong afternoon winds during Summer months.
Second largest natural lake in Oregon and purest in U.S. On a clear, windless day, boat shadow can be seen on bottom at 80 foot depth. Most of the lake is considerably deeper. Three Sisters can be seen from southern end, Diamond Peak from northern end.
Updated on: 3/1/1999.
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