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“Kayak or Canoe”
Review of Hosmer Lake

Ranked #16 of 108 things to do in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a wonderful place for a kayak or canoe. No motor craft allowed. Great views of the Cascades. A pristine waterway connects two part of a shallow lake. Perfect for novice boaters. The lakes have large Brook Trout that are far easier to see than to entice with fly rod! You will also find Atlantic Salmon in the lakes! My personal experience is that the Osprey are far more adept at catching them than the fisherman are!

2  Thank Chuck L
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

A great Alpine lake for kayaking or SUP. Always a wonderful day trip...all of the lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway are gorgeous!

Thank KerryL51
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

One of the best things about Hosmer is how quiet and undisturbed it can be. It is not far from being a nature preserve. Seen as a place to get away and clear your head. So, if you choose Hosmer as your destination to paddle, respect fisherman by not paddling through their cast zone (15 yards) and smooth paddling. Then we all can have fun and extraordinary experiences.

4  Thank Troyboy78
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Best Kayak area...starts like not much, but Opens ALL the way for about 1 1/2 hrs to headwater....check out all the LARGE browns...see if you can catch one...very hard..but plenty to tease you...

Thank Ray B
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Hosmer lake is another of the beautiful Cascade Lakes. We enjoyed a full afternoon kayaking on it & enjoying the forest & mountain scenery. There are no motor boats, so it's very peaceful. You start by going through a reed lined channel that eventually opens up to the main lake. If you go to the far end of the lake, you can paddle up a stream & see a small waterfall. The lake is so clear you can easily see the fish & there are a lot of them! You can also watch the many ducks diving & swimming underwater.

1  Thank LindaLee50
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