Lake of the Woods OR

Spectacular Mountain View from Lake of the Woods

Beautiful Lake of the Woods is one of southern Oregon’s favorite recreation destinations. A natural lake with over 1,250 acres, Lake of the Woods has attracted nature lovers’ interest for well over a century. The lake was named by Oliver…

Cascade Lakes

Crane Prairie Reservoir Mountain Views

Whether it be a scenic day trip along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, a leisurely day hike, or a rugged back country camping trek, the Cascade Lakes of Central Oregon have something for everyone. The 66 miles of highway beginning…

Sky Lakes Wilderness

Margurette Lake

Twenty-seven miles long and only about six miles wide, the Sky Lakes Wilderness in Southern Oregon holds more than 200 lakes! The Wilderness, designated in 1984, encompasses 113,590 acres within the Cascade Range, with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail…

Green Lakes OR

Fall Creek

One of Central Oregon’s most popular hiking destinations is Green Lakes Trail. This popular hike offers views of both South Sister Mountain and Broken Top Mountain that tower over three small pristine alpine lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Because…

Matthieu Lakes

View of North Sister Peak from South Matthieu Lake

The Matthieu Lakes Trail is one of Oregon’s most scenic day hikes. Located in the Three Sisters Wilderness, North Matthieu Lake and South Matthieu Lake have been delighting hikers seeking splendid scenery for many years. The Three Sisters refer to…

Suttle Lake

Suttle Lake Sailboat

Suttle Lake: rustic national forest lake or luxury resort? It’s both! Suttle Lake has been under federal control since 1898 when it was included in the Cascades Range Forest Reserve, which became the Cascades National Forest and finally the Deschutes…

Hells Canyon Reservoirs

Hells Canyon Gorge

The three Hells Canyon Reservoirs are one of southwest Idaho’s most scenic locations. Idaho can’t claim this national treasure alone, however as it shares this Snake River canyon with eastern Oregon; in fact, it marks the border between the two…

Fishhawk Lake

Sit awhile

Fishhawk Lake is a rare find in the Oregon Coastal Region. The lake is private, a reservoir developed expressly for pristine lakefront living amid some of Oregon’s prettiest scenery. The Fishhawk Reservoir was built in 1967 to serve as the…

Malheur Lake

Blue-Winged Teal

Malheur Lake in Eastern Oregon is one of nature’s wonders. The lake is highly variable, ranging in size from nearly no water up to 125,000 acres. Technically, Malheur Lake is a ‘playa’ lake – a temporary body of water covering…

Wallowa Lake

Wallowa Lake Morning

Wallowa Lake is the anchor-point for recreation in Oregon’s Eastern tourism region. This well-loved lake has been a sought-after destination since before European explorers ever set sight on the beautiful expanse of water. It was here that Chief Joseph of…

Spring Lake OR

Hidden away behind Oregon’s famous Rockaway Beach, Spring Lake shares its serenity with only a chosen few. Oregon’s North Coast Region is well-known as a vacation destination, but few have visited Spring Lake. Hiding in plain sight beside Highway 101,…

Tenmile Lake

Wildlife at Tenmile Lake

Tenmile Lake is a large, recreational lake near the city of Lakeside in Coos County, Oregon. Tenmile Lake is actually two lakes, North Tenmile Lake and (South) Tenmile Lake, which are connected by a short canal. The lakes were formed…

Emigrant Lake

Shore View of  Emigrant Lake

The children giggle and squeal sliding like seals down the waterslide at Emigrant Lake and landing with a splash in the water. A few quick strokes to the shore and they climb out to do it again chasing each other…

Upper Klamath Lake

Scenic View of Upper Klamath Lake

Stretching for an impressive 30 miles, Upper Klamath Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the State of Oregon. Nestled in the Klamath Basin, it is surrounded by the dramatic mountain landscapes and forested hills of the state’s Southern tourism…

Paulina Lake

Sunset at Paulina Lake

Set in the high desert country of central Oregon, Paulina Lake is one of two sparkling lakes resting in the caldera of Newberry Crater. Part of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Paulina Lake is located in Deschutes National Forest and the…