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Hosmer Lake

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Address: Bend, OR
Activities: Kayaking, Fishing

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Very pretty lake

My friends and I took our SUP's out on this lake. Very popular spot for fishing and kayakers. It was so quiet and peaceful. The water was pretty cold, so be prepared for that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the lakes in the area. It is nice but it cannot compare with Todd lake or Sparks Lake. Canoeing here is nice,though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

My friends and I took our SUP's out on this lake. Very popular spot for fishing and kayakers. It was so quiet and peaceful. The water was pretty cold, so be prepared for that (in June). So many kinds of birds out there, loved paddling through the channels of the lake and listening to them.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

No motor's allowed provides an oppurtunity to enjoy a great lake to canoe, paddle board, or simple float. Loaded with fish and great scenery Hosmer Lake feels like heaven.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Most people probably drive up near Elk Lake to get to Hosmor, but if you like a nice hike through the forest, take the almost hidden trail from Century Drive, past Sparks Lake. It has markers on the trees, high enough to see if the snow is deep. I think it is known best for fishing.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Hosmer Lake is a wonderful lake to float around in a canoe. Easy to traverse the whole lake. Great scenery, too!

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I love this lake. Great place to kayak or canoe. The lake is filled with giant Atlantic Salmon. You can only fly fish here and cannot keep the fish. Very clear water. Go early, it can get busy

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Completely clear water, you can see the bottom no matter where you are on the lake. Views from any direction and it was not crowded. It is not your typical big round lake.... it has small tributaries and fingers to explore. Highly recommend!

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Bendoregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are not motors on Hosmer Lake. It is perfect for paddle boards, canoes, float tubes, and row boats. You can also camp in the campground there.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good place to take the kayak. Better in the early summer as it can get shallow. Great views of nature. Relaxing. Mt. Bachelor and South Sister in close proximity.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We love to kayak at Hosmer. From the launch site you paddle across some open water and the follow a water path through the reeds. The water is fairly shallow and you can look down and see really big fish? There are fishermen along the way. When the path finally opens up to the main lake it is just gorgeous.... More 

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Address: Address: Bend, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend

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