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Hosmer Lake

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Address: Bend, OR

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A great lake for a fun water adventure

We love to canoe and fish at Hosmer lake. We go there at least one or two times a month through the summer to paddle and fish. For the water adventure enthusiast, any sort of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to canoe and fish at Hosmer lake. We go there at least one or two times a month through the summer to paddle and fish. For the water adventure enthusiast, any sort of paddle board, kayak, pontoon boat, etc. will work on the lake. We like to paddle all the way up to Quinn Creek on the north... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lake is super busy before 4pm so if you want a quiet trip to the waterfall (which is well worth it) wait till late afternoon to put your board or boat in the water. Clear clear lake, lots of fish and wildlife. Beautiful views.

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Thank ReneeYoga
Sisters, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Lake except people were talking on cell phones in speaker mode. Nobody used there library voices, voice carried across the lake. Tired of hearing about diets, recipes, who is mad at who, gossip gossip, gossip...enough! A wonderful place to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery that Central Oregon has to offer and we were surrounded by people who... More 

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1 Thank Batman1956x
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lake to kayak on. Beautiful scenery everywhere you look. This was our very first kayak trip with our new kayaks, so we were rookies. The only complaint was the launch area was very tight, and we were very lucky to get a place to park, but that is to be expected on a Saturday in the middle of summer.... More 

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Thank Chris H
Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have kayaked here several times. This last trip we took our grown son and a paddle board. He loved it! I love how much this one lake has to offer: the visible fish, mama ducks and ducklings, the deep water, stream through the reeds, big expansive views with shallow clear water, and lastly the fun stream up to the... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

You must paddle Hosmer! Fabulous mountain views, lots of flora and flying fauna, fish below you in crystal clear water, and the peace and quiet of a "no motors" lake. The road to Hosmer is good and easy to get to. The launch can be a bit tight, especially now. Currently (7/2016) nearby Sparks Lake (another great paddling lake) is... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We had heard so many locals talk about this lake. We were so excited and then we got there and thought...what? This is not a wide open lake. It seemed tight and filled with fishermen..well we were already there so we decided to put the SUP's in the water and give it a whirl. We paddled through the lily pads... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

There is so much space to kayak around Hosmer. We kayaked 5.1 miles today. We kayaked up to the Falls, we had to navagate around some downed logs. And one area where we were headed to the falls was really shallow. The views of Mt. Bachelor are gorgeous. Breathtaking actually. As for fish, they weren't where we thought they would... More 

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1 Thank 4duffy2
Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

What a stunning and beautiful place. Hosmer is about 5 miles long, so you can paddle a very long way north until you reach the creek feeding the lake's north end. You paddle thru channels of reeds that give way to open water dotted with small islands that are barely above the water level. The water is so clear it's... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Love this place for kayaking. Nice and clear lake, where you can see the bottom and watch the fish swim by as you kayak through the reeds..Beautiful scenery. Can be crowded on the week-ends. Nice day trip from Bend. There is a forestry campground at the lake. Never stayed, and doesn't look that inviting. Pit toilets. Great place, but don't... More 

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