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Address: Sisters, OR
Activities: Kayaking, Fishing, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Hiking
Description: This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.

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peaceful lake but busy trail

We hiked near the lake and on a loop trail near the McKenzie River. There are several overlooks and waterfalls along the trail, and they are lovely to look at. The trail is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Davis, California
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We hiked near the lake and on a loop trail near the McKenzie River. There are several overlooks and waterfalls along the trail, and they are lovely to look at. The trail is a bit challenging, with roots, rocks, and stairs, but not difficult except for a couple of fallen trees and a few high steps (stairs). We started hiking... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We have been going to this lovely lake & campground for 50 years. We rent a rowboat at the lodge, have a burger and fish or just row around the coves. It's beautiful.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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46 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

All we did was stop here as we did the Scenic Loop but it looked like a nice place to spend a few days with cabins near the lake and a decent looking restaurant on the premises. The lake is beautifully clear (no false advertising here) and very pretty.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Boats for rent, fishing, cabins, camping and little restaurant. Looks like a low key place. Saw trout by the dock but no fishing from it.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We camped at Cold water campground and hiked around the lake! It was a wonderful time! It did take a while with young children but it was great!

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Bend, Oregon
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This lake is very, very clear. You can see trees lying in the bottom of the lake. The water is a beautiful green/blue color. We went because the surrounding foliage was in fall colors. Everything was simply gorgeous. We kayaked around the lake. It is a small lake, we could have paddled around it twice. The scenery would be incredible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The lake is very clear and blue. There are not motorized boats allowed, which makes the lake very quite and serene. We rented a boat for an hour $15, and it was worth the it to see the lake from above.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was another accidental stop on a ten day roadtrip. We are so glad we found this incredible place. Really, there is not a more gorgeous lake. We're looking forward to returning to stay a few nights.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This amazingly clear lake with ancient trees underwater is always a delight to kayak. It was fun to bring new friends here for their first trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Worth a stop!!! There's so much to do- hike, bike, rent a row boat, bring your paddle board or kayak! Eat there or bring a picnic!! The clearness of the lake is amazing!!

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

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