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Hosmer Lake

Bend, OR
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Bend
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Kayaking, Fishing
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Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Hosmer Lake is a great place to kayak or canoe. It's a beautiful setting and a unique place for an outing. My wife and I go one or two times a season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place for a kayak or canoe. No motor craft allowed. Great views of the Cascades. A pristine waterway connects two part of a shallow lake. Perfect for novice boaters. The lakes have large Brook Trout that are far easier to see than to entice with fly rod! You will also find Atlantic Salmon in the lakes!... More

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Bend, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A great Alpine lake for kayaking or SUP. Always a wonderful day trip...all of the lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway are gorgeous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

One of the best things about Hosmer is how quiet and undisturbed it can be. It is not far from being a nature preserve. Seen as a place to get away and clear your head. So, if you choose Hosmer as your destination to paddle, respect fisherman by not paddling through their cast zone (15 yards) and smooth paddling. Then... More

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Bend, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Best Kayak area...starts like not much, but Opens ALL the way for about 1 1/2 hrs to headwater....check out all the LARGE browns...see if you can catch one...very hard..but plenty to tease you...

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Hosmer lake is another of the beautiful Cascade Lakes. We enjoyed a full afternoon kayaking on it & enjoying the forest & mountain scenery. There are no motor boats, so it's very peaceful. You start by going through a reed lined channel that eventually opens up to the main lake. If you go to the far end of the lake,... More

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spokane, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Love this lake. Canoeing through the channels in the reeds and seeing all of the fish is awesome. Got out and wandered around a lava flow area. Beautiful views. Get there early, as the parking lot gets crowded.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We want to come back to kayak. It's a gorgeous and un-busy place to enjoy wildlife and quiet paddling. Saw an immature saw whet owl in a tree within 5 feet of a trail along the lake.

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Portland, Oregon
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21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

No motorized vehicles on this lake so after you catch your breath from gasping over the beauty of this place, you'll notice how quiet it is. Take your time paddling around this lake and notice the variety of birds. I saw folks fishing and catching but didn't participate this time. I went with a 10 y/o boy and he wants... More

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

peaceful and beautiful moonlight trip. highly recommended couples trip. dress warm as it can get cold on the water.

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