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Address: Sisters, OR
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This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.

This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.

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Relaxing time at Clear Lake

We camped in the Coldwater Campground near Clear Lake (you can see it from quite a few campsites). While there we hiked around the lake (some on a paved trail - sometimes over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Vicki1953
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Roseburg, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We camped in the Coldwater Campground near Clear Lake (you can see it from quite a few campsites). While there we hiked around the lake (some on a paved trail - sometimes over lava rocks) enjoying ourselves immensely. Unfortunately didn't have our kayaks with us as that would have been great!

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Florien, Louisiana
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a very good place to go and spend some time. a place to take ur kids are just yourself. do some fishing are other. be sure to take a jacket with u as it does get chilly up there after the sun goes down.

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This is a pretty peaceful place, and good fishing spot. My husband caught quite a few fish in a really short period of time. Good for those with kids and dogs.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Easily accessed from the main highway. Old growth forests and great shade. Classic, old slab-wood picnic tables. Several put-in places for kayaks. Sometimes very busy with divers on summer weekends....water is very deep and clear. What I like about this place for an all-day trip is to hike the 5.5 mile parameter trail (widely varying growth and scenery....awesome), have a... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I was there around 2013 or 2014, learning elevation scuba diving, I want to go back. The place is peaceful.

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Centerville, Utah USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

When I was six years old, I literally peed my pants while out in the fishing boat with my Dad and brothers. My Dad is still embarrassed about that, because the fishing was so good that he and my brothers wouldn't bring the boat in to shore to let me relieve myself. I've since been back on every trip to... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Now is the best time to visit. The fall colors are all around the lake, and water is so clear and blue. I generally don't like to kayak this lake in the summer, it is a small lake, after you've been around it once, what else? But, in the fall, when the colors are so beautiful, I kayaked once around... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The hike around Clear lake is always a fun and pleasurable trip. many great views of the mountains. The lake itself is remarkable. Enjoy the lodge

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1 Thank gmores
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I stopped on my way home from Portland to Klamath Falls with plans to rent a rowboat and go on the water. The resort store where you rent was locked at noon on 9-21-15. Several notes were on the door; 1 of them said "staff in cabin area". I walked up to the staff cabin and to Ranger's house knocking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The rain and sleet kept us from exploring, so we spent our time looking at the beautiful surroundings from under cover. We are from AZ so no rain gear. Good food and friendly people in the restaurant. Numerous activities available if you have an umbrella or a sunny day.

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