Featured Lakes

Timothy Lake

Timothy LakeTimothy Lake is a popular recreation lake noted for it's scenery and views of Mt. Hood. An artificial lake, it has many developed campgrounds, and is one of a few lakes on the Mt. Hood National Forest that allows motorized boating. In addition for fishing for many different fish species, the lake is a popular site for boating, sailing and windsurfing. Trout are stocked in the lake several times a year.

  • Size: 1,388 surface acres,
  • Depth: 45' average depth, 80' maximum depth,
  • Elevation: 3,227 feet.
  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
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  • Driving Directions: Timothy Lake is approximately 78 miles southeast of Sandy off State Highway 26.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, cutthroat trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
  • Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Campgrounds: Pine Point, Cove, Gone Creek, Hoodview, North Arm, Oak Fork, Meditation Point (hike or boat only)

Middle Rock Lake, Rock Lakes Basin

Middle Rock Lake is one of three small lakes in the Rock Lake Basin. These high elevation lakes are nestled in an old growth forest of noble firs. Access to the trailhead is on a narrow gravel road, and the hike to the lakes is somewhat strenuous. Access may be limited by early or late snowfall. High lakes are stocked by helicopter every other year. Size: 15 surface acres, Depth: 8' average depth, 34' maximum depth, Elevation: 4,400'.
 

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 4 X 4
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  • Hiking: 1.2 miles
  • Driving Directions: The Rock Lakes Basin is approximately 40 miles east of Estacada off State Highway 228 and Forest road 58.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
  • Angling Season: Summer
  • Campgrounds: Hideaway, approximately four miles south.

Hideaway Lake

Hideaway Lake is a remote, high elevation lake accessible by four-wheel drive. It has crystal clear, blue green water, and is surrounded by dense Douglas fir forest. Hideaway Lake is used as a base camp to fish lakes in the surrounding area such as the Rock Lakes and Shellrock Lake. Size: 15 surface acres, Depth: 17' average depth, 30' maximum depth, Elevation: 4,120 feet
 

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
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  • Driving Directions: Hideaway Lake is approximately 39 miles east of Estacada off State Highway 228 and Forest road 58.
  • Fish Species: Brook trout, cutthroat trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
  • Angling Season: Summer
  • Campgrounds: Hideaway.

Shellrock Lake

Shellrock Lake is geographically adjacent to Hideaway Lake and the Rock Lakes Basin lakes. It is a relatively short, easy hike into the lake. Douglas fir forest dominates the shore line of this small, pristine, high elevation lake. Size: 17 acres, Depth: 7' average, 13' maximum, Elevation: 4,200 feet
 

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
  • Barrier Free Access:
  • Hiking: 0.8 mile
  • Driving Directions: Shellrock Lake is approximately 38 east of Estacada off State Highway 228 and Forest road 58.
  • Fish Species: Brook trout, cutthroat trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
  • Angling Season: Summer
  • Campgrounds: Hideaway, approximately one half mile to the south.

Clear Lake

Clear Lake is a large, artificial irrigation lake. As such, in late summer lake levels may be too low for boat access. In spring and early summer it is a popular recreation site for camping, boating and fishing. It is easily accessible off Highway 26, a major two lane highway. Size: 557 acres, Depth: average depth is 26 feet, Elevation: 3,500 feet.
 

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
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  • Driving Directions: Clear Lake is approximately 65 miles east of Sandy off State Highway 26.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
  • Angling Season: Spring, Summer
  • Campgrounds: Clear Lake.

Rock Creek Reservoir

Rock Creek Reservoir is a relatively low elevation, eastern Cascade lake. It is in the Cascade Mountains rain shadow, and weather is usually drier than western Oregon. The lake is surrounded by young pine forests and low, rolling hills. A popular campground is located on the western shore. Rock Creek Reservoir is stocked with trout several times a year. Size: 88 acres, Depth: 12' average depth, 34' maximum depth, Elevation: 2,200'

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
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  • Driving Directions: Rock Creek Reservoir is approximately 40 miles south of the Dalles off State Highway 197 and Forest Road 48.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout, bluegill, largemouth bass
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
  • Angling Season: Spring, Summer
  • Campgrounds: Rock Creek Reservoir.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake is a stunning, mid-elevation lake noted for crystal blue water, towering old growth forests and dramatic views of Mt. Hood. A private resort and Forest Service campground provide amenities. The lake deepens fairly quickly to a maximum depth of 175', and the best fishing is found near the shore. A lovely, 2 1/2 mile trail circles the lake. Size: 231 acres, Depth: average depth 77', maximum depth 175', Elevation: 3,143'
 

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
  • Barrier Free Access: Yes
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  • Driving Directions: Lost Lake is approximately 30 miles southwest of Hood River off Forest Road 13.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
  • Angling Season: Summer
  • Campgrounds:

Promontory Park

Promontory Park campground features a one-acre lake, Small Fry Lake, dedicated to children under 14 years old. It is an ideal location to teach children to fish, and is stocked with rainbow trout throughout the summer. In addition, it is adjacent to 350 acre North Fork Reservoir. Promontory Park also has restrooms, showers, picnic areas, a small store with boat and motor rentals, and boat dock/launching area.

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
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  • Hiking: 0.1 mile
  • Driving Directions: Promontory Park is located 7 miles east of Estacada off State highway 224.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout
  • Fishing Methods: Spin, Bait
  • Angling Season: Spring, Summer
  • Campgrounds: Promontory Park Campground