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Clear Lake

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This is a tucked away secret..once you visit, it will be your go to retreat! Beautiful blue clear... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Kirsten C
Sisters, Oregon, United States
Pretty hike but not easy for some

My wife and I hiked around Clear Lake and will say that the scenery is beautiful. But be... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Redmond, Oregon
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This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“cold water” (3 reviews)
“east side” (3 reviews)
Sisters, OR
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a tucked away secret..once you visit, it will be your go to retreat! Beautiful blue clear water...non motorized boats so yes very peaceful.

Thank Kirsten C
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I hiked around Clear Lake and will say that the scenery is beautiful. But be forewarned: The East side of the lake is surrounded by a lava flow and this makes the hike difficult for some people. We hiked in a clockwise...More

1  Thank Eagle-Crest-John
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This lake is so beautiful. Great for fishing, a little boating and family fun. It sits among a gorgeous Forrest. Great for just sight seeing. So much nature. We saw deer, they so awesome.

Thank y2ksuzyq
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This lake is one of the clearest waters in all of Oregon. Not visited by a lot of people during the week, so generally quiet and serene - a perfect place for kayaking. Very cold water, so not ideal for a swim unless you're a...More

1  Thank rcdobson
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopping by for an hour on Eugene-Rednond trip. Watched happy boaters on a mirror like lake with breath taking views. Sweet spot I will explore on way home.

Thank kadampa
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you go here on a weekday, things are great. Weekends are too crowded. The lake is beautiful, clear (as the name implies) and is fine for row boating, kayaking, maybe fishing and just relaxing. Liked it alot but after 1 hour, I was done.

Thank Fjcinred
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Very nice setting for a no-motors lake. As the name indicates, the water is indeed clear. I took the scenic hike around the lake and along the McKenzie river trail. The Clear Lake Resort has a small cafe and several cabins for rentals - think...More

Thank Clark A
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We camped in the Coldwater Campground near Clear Lake (you can see it from quite a few campsites). While there we hiked around the lake (some on a paved trail - sometimes over lava rocks) enjoying ourselves immensely. Unfortunately didn't have our kayaks with us...More

Thank Vicki1953
Reviewed 27 June 2016

this is a very good place to go and spend some time. a place to take ur kids are just yourself. do some fishing are other. be sure to take a jacket with u as it does get chilly up there after the sun goes...More

Thank RANGER3131
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is a pretty peaceful place, and good fishing spot. My husband caught quite a few fish in a really short period of time. Good for those with kids and dogs.

1  Thank Angela S
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Milton R
22 May 2017|
Response from y2ksuzyq | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I'm assuming the beginning of June
Dennis H
28 July 2016|
Response from RANGER3131 | Reviewed this property |
the elevation there is 3,012 ft. u can have warm days but the nights get chilly during the summer.