Lost Lake Resort

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Nestled at the base of Mt. Hood, in the Mt. Hood National forest, Lost Lake Resort is a place where you can escape from the rigors of everyday life. Peaceful, beautiful, fun; whether you are out for an adventure or simply looking to relax Lost Lake Resort offers something for everyone. Accommodations range from lodge rooms and cabins to yurts and camping Open Seasonally May until October Visit lostlakeresort.org for more info interested in camping? Find our 100+ campsites on recreation.gov
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9000 Lost Lake Rd, Hood River, OR 97031-7508
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Helen C
Renton, WA811 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
The north side of the lake offers a tremendous view of Mt Hood, but we had to battle the weather to get it. The are a few mud puddles and a fallen tree on the north lakeshore trail.
The grill is closed, and the only toilets I found were vault toilets.
The east lakeshore trail consists of both paved and boardwalk trails, so we really enjoyed it.
We tried the west lakeshore trail before and found it a little rough for older persons.
Boats and cabins are available for rental. Admission is $9/vehicle.
Written October 16, 2020
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VanVlietTraveler
Wisconsin201 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We went to Lost Lake to kayak and fly fish for trout. The Lake has beautiful views of Mount Hood and the fly fishing for trout was fun - 3 of us caught about 11 small rainbows. However, the rental kayaks are abominable. At 6’0” and 190, I was way too big for the single kayak. Rent a canoe or bring your own kayak. The rentals were so bad as to nearly ruin what was otherwise a beautiful day.
Written July 11, 2018
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Renee R
Scappoose, OR16 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
This was my first visit to Lost Lake (just a day trip with a friend on Saturday, June 2nd), but it was lovely. There are no motors allowed on the lake so it is extremely peaceful. We arrived around 10:30 a.m. and chose a spot down by the lake where it was sandy and pebbly; just the right size for two camp chairs with their feet in the water and a picnic blanket spread out on a small rise above us.

We started out with a fairly easy hike (about 2.5 miles out and back - nowhere near all the way around the lake). It's easy to walk, with sunny and shady parts galore, and wooden "paths" put in place over the marshy/wet areas. There are slight changes in elevation so you can feel the burn, but there were people of all ages walking the trail. Kayaking, paddle-boating/boarding, canoeing, and floating the lake were popular activities. Everyone was so conscientious and friendly; no loud, raucous music or obnoxiousness. Just people enjoying the sun, sand, water, and stunning view of Mt. Hood.

It was a fabulous day and I can't wait to go back.
Written June 4, 2018
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Jose
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
Been camping there for 18 years. I will not be going back anymore. We were enjoying conversation with family members from a different camp site from f loop when one of the staff members came to tell us that only six people were allowed per site. We explained that more than half the people there were from another site. He then goes to tell us if any other camp site complained he would ask us to leave. This happened after dark so for us to try and pack everything in the dark would have been impossible. I felt we were being harassed for no adequate reason even after explaining the situation. Will not be going back. It’s a beautiful place but it’s not the only one.
Written August 17, 2020
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WestsideChuck
Portland Oregon290 contributions
Our family has been visiting this site almost every year for 14 years. This year we planned a special outing with a young guest from Europe. I drove up Wednesday to reserve and pay for site for the weekend. I was told that I had to set up camp I told the office as I paid $ 100 that I had a tarp and table covering My family arrived at 7 right at dusk on Friday to find another party who occupying our site and using the items we left
behind. Cooler water clothes line tarp and had removed our sign. We went to the office where the "manager" told me that I hadn't set up camp properly and that is why they resold the site again. Since the sites were all taken we had to drive back. I would recommend Trillium lake instead. This place management should consider people typically drive 2 hrs to get to this site and that there are no options once you arrive. I wish there was a zero star option for these folks.

Written August 16, 2014
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TNTGL
Hood River, OR277 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
On a hot summer day, it feels good to see snowy Mt Hood towering over the blue waters of the lake. It’s a classic summer mountain scene, with green firs and lots of kids splashing around. The restrictions on motorized boats keeps it peaceful.

Kayak and boat rentals are by the hour - some with a 2 hour minimum. My nephews chose a “crystal” kayak, which gives a view of the water. We’d all skip it next time - it’s a gimmick. The boat is too wide to be able to easily paddle, esp for younger kids, and the size makes it rather unwieldy.

Bathrooms are limited, and the “general store”has a limited selection of food. Most folks seemed to know enough to bring plenty of stuff from home, and the lucky ones that snagged a table with a grill had a great time. Otherwise your food choices from the store will be a variety of jerky products, candy and crackers, and a small selection of sandwiches. Not surprising, I guess, since they’re quite a distance from town and likely knkw what they can sell before it goes bad.

The bottom of the lake is pretty rocky so it you’re planning to just wade or splash around, bring a pair of water shoes or sturdy flip flops.
Written July 15, 2018
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Greg Stassens
1 contribution
Aug 2019
Lost Lake was once a relatively hidden (ie, "lost") gem in the Mt Hood wilderness. It had views, serenity, and majesty. Now, it has grown too big for its britches. It still has views, but it has replaced serenity with cacophony and majesty with misery.

This place was once home to nature lovers seeking a nice place to float around and admire the osprey. Now, it is full of people blasting crappy music through cheap bluetooth speakers and the revving engines of oversized trucks. Unsupervised children are running down the narrow paved roads playing tag or swimming in the boat launch. Dogs are barking (and sometimes fighting) everywhere. The boat launch is so crowded that you wait thirty minutes for a spot to unload, only to nearly get run over by some dude in a massive truck who either doesn't see you or doesn't care. There is trash along the shore. The bathrooms are seriously gross. It's loud, messy, and miserable. I honestly feel bad for the people who work there and have to put up with it day in, day out.

As an example: we decided to take a break from boating to have some refreshments and enjoy the view, so we found an area of coastline to tie off and have a snack. We chose the spot because it was away from other folks, which allows them and us a bit of privacy. We were there for not even ten minutes before a massive family three rental boats strong boated directly for us (despite three miles of coastline to choose from, including a spot thirty feet away that had its own little beach, they just had to chose the spot we happened to be in), threw their kids in the water, and tied off close enough to us that their boats actually knocked ours loose and set them adrift. They didn't apologize or even acknowledge us. We bailed for another spot a short paddle away, only for them to do it all again a short time later. Seriously, what are these people doing?

Maybe I sound like a snob, but unless you want to drive two plus hours from Portland just to spend time at the worst public pool in the Mt Hood forest, go elsewhere. Honestly, except for the views, a public pool might be preferable to this.
Written August 5, 2019
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NorCalWillS
Gridley, CA101 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Lost Lake Oregon is a throw back of how camping is suppose to be. The area is Beautiful, with the Lake and Mount Hood so close by. The mosquitos are "Ferocious", so take plenty of Repellent. Do not forget your cameras, because you will kick yourself if you do. Majestic Mount Hood stands ready for you to capture it's "Grandeur". Don't be surprised if you see an Eagle or two. This is a great place to visit, so spend all day.
Written January 30, 2015
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Alex F
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
I only made this trip advisor account to warn anyone thinking about paying for an overpriced yurt here.

Our 4th of July vacation was ruined because of poor construction of the yurt G2B. It is possible to completely seal off a yurt from outside elements, exactly how a tent would, but it's obvious the yurts at Lost Lake were built hastily and poorly.

Management at Lost Lake Resort initially decided to only refund me half of my $380 payment. The manager, Victoria, also said there are no rats, and that it was "chipmunks and squirrels" in the yurt. It's egregious to think that management would say I would lie. I'm spending nearly $400 to enjoy a vacation, I'm not trying to return a half eaten hotdog! I don't want to spend the night with rats who defecate on my bed. How can you say I saw "chipmunks" when I saw an oversized-disease-carrying-rodent pooping beside my pillow!?

They then offered a full refund several days later. But this refund has never arrived. They made a false promise.

There's a sign in the General Store that says "All sales are final, thank you!". It's obvious Lost Lake Resort is operated like a totalitarian government where the only excuse for poor customer service is that it's your fault.

Do yourself a favor, save your money, and do not stay at a Yurt at Lost Lake Resort unless you're a peasant.
Written July 29, 2019
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omazing
San Simeon, CA106 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
I'm a sucker for mountain lakes so we drove up to paddle around. Rented a canoe for an hour which was enough time to paddle the small lake end to end. Mt. Hood looming like the Matterhorn was breathtaking. Camping looked fun. Staff was nice. Boats were nice. Great spot!
Written July 8, 2017
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