The Lakes of Mt. Hood

Mount Hood National Forest boasts a collection of breathtaking lakes that captivate nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. From tranquil reflections to thrilling water activities, these pristine lakes offer a diverse range of experiences amidst the stunning backdrop of the forested landscape.

Trillium Lake, framed by the majestic presence of Mount Hood, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Its placid waters serve as a canvas for capturing the mountain’s reflection, creating an awe-inspiring sight. The lake is a playground for various activities such as kayaking, fishing, and picnicking. In the winter months, the area transforms into a wonderland for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, offering a year-round retreat for nature lovers. It features camping spots, boat rentals, and is the most popular Mt. Hood lake for visitors. Click here for all the details!

Trillium Lake Oregon
Trillium Lake

Adding to the enchantment of Mt. Hood National Forest is Frog Lake, a hidden gem that offers a different kind of charm. Surrounded by alpine meadows and evergreen forests, this serene lake is a paradise for nature lovers. The lake’s tranquil ambiance makes it an idyllic spot for a leisurely stroll or a peaceful picnic. As the sunlight dances on its waters, Frog Lake invites visitors to embrace the simple joys of the great outdoors. Frog lake is rather shallow and a great place to swim. There are tons of baby frogs hopping around and it not only has a great view but is less crowded. Click here for the full rundown.

Frog Lake, Mt Hood Area Real Estate, Mt Hood Living, Government Camp Oregon
Frog Lake, Mt Hood Area Real Estate, Mt Hood Living, Government Camp Oregon

Little Crater Lake adds another layer of enchantment to the forest’s lakes. Known for its remarkably clear blue waters, this small yet captivating lake offers a glimpse into its deep underwater mysteries. Fed by an underground spring, the lake remains cool and inviting even during the warmest months. The surrounding wooden boardwalk provides a unique vantage point for observing its captivating beauty. It’s very cold and you can not swim in it but it’s 100% worth the visit. Click here for the 411.

Little Crater Lake, Mt. Hood Living, Mt.Hood Real Estate
Little Crater lake

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