Olallie Lake Resort

Area Status: Closed

Cabins, yurts, camping, fishing, boating, and hiking available at this beautiful scenic and quiet privately operated resort on Mt. Hood National Forest. Please be mindful of the remote nature of the Olallie Lake Scenic Area. There is no cell phone service. The roads are rough and there are no gas stations or auto repair shops, so have your gas tank full and come prepared.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Several parts of the Olallie Lake Scenic Area were impacted by the Lionshead Fire. However, the majority of the resort survived the fire and is open. Please contact the resort for details.
Reservations: Cabins and yurts are reservable through Olallie Lake Resort's website. All campsites are first come, first served.
Rentals & Guides: Boat rentals available. Row boats, kayaks and canoes are rented first come, first served. Cash or check only.
Fees: Credit & debit cards NOT accepted; cash or check payments only.
Open Season: 06/16/2023 - 10/2023
Usage: Medium-Heavy
  • All dogs must be kept on a leash. Well-behaved dogs are allowed at the resort, but if your dog likes to bark or is threatening, then please board your dog. Do not leave dog unattended in the cabins or yurts.
  • No exotic pets are allowed.
  • No swimming is allowed in Olallie Lake. However, Head Lake is nearby (within 5 minutes of the store) and has a dock, large rocks to sit on, and is a wonderful swimming lake.
  • Motorized boats are not allowed on Olallie Lake.
Closest Towns: Detroit, OR; Estacada, OR
Water: Bring your own drinking water.
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General Information


Closed in winter.

From Estacada, OR - Take Hwy 224, which turns into FR 46, to Ripplebrook Ranger Station. Continue about 22 miles and then turn left onto FR 4690. In about 9 miles turn right onto FR 4220 (at the gate) and continue 5 miles to the resort. The road around the lake is closed at the resort to vehicles (it would wrap around and reconnect with FR 46 closer to Detroit if it were open).

From Portland, OR - Take Hwy 26 to FR 42 (Timothy Lake/Skyline Rd turnoff). Continue on FR 42 for 18 miles on a two-lane road, when it will then turn into a one-land road. Continue on FR 42 (single lane) for about 4.5 miles and turn left onto FR 4220. Continue 3 miles on paved FR 4220 and then 4 miles on gravel FR 4220 to the Olallie gate. Continue 5 more miles on FR 4220 to the resort. (From Portland, you can take I-84 E to Hwy 26, or Hwy 224 to Hwy 212 to Hwy 26.)

General Notes:

FR 46 is only open to the Mt. Hood-Willamette National Forest border. You cannot reach Detroit from Estacada via FR 46 at this time. Check out the fire recovery FAQs for more information. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping: Drinking water is NOT available at the campgrounds. Bottled Water will be available for purchase at the Olallie Lake Resort Store. Campgrounds near the lake include: Paul Dennis, Penninsula, Camp Ten, Lower Lake, Horseshoe Lake and the Olallie Meadows Camp Grounds

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping: See: Camp Ten Campground.

Cabin Rentals

Recreation areas with activity Cabin Rentals:

Cabin and Yurt Accomodations: 3 Small Cabins: One room sleeps 3, includes 1 double bed and 1 single roll away bed. 1 Medium Cabin: One room, sleeps 4 includes 1 double bed and 1 single set of bunk beds. 1 Medium Cabin: One room, sleeps 4, includes 2 double beds. 5 Large Cabins: Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children, includes 2 queen beds and 2 single floor mattresses. All large cabins have a partition wall between the living room and sleeping area. 1 Historic Guard Station: Sleeps 8, inlcudes loft with 1 queen bed, living room with 2 double foutons, and a bedroom with 1 set of single bunk beds. Has a private outhouse. Inside the Cabins: The Cabins include beds with fitted sheets, wood stove for heat. ( Wood is provided cut and split at a nearby wood shed.)Dresser area with coutertops and shelving, dining table and chairs, dish pans, tea kettle, water bucket, broom and dustpan. Each cabin provides parking for two vehicles. No campers, trailers or tents are allowed in the cabin areas. Two sets of Outhouses are centralized in the cabin area. Bottled water is available at the store. 2 Two Bedroom Yurts 22' Round: Sleeps 6, includes 2 queen beds, and 1 double sofa sleeper. Inside the Yurts: The Yurts include fitted sheets, coutertops and shelving, food storage box, dining table and chairs, tea kettle, dust pan and broom. Water bucket, picnic table and a compfire ring. 2 bedroom yurts have parking for two vehicles. Small two person tents may be used at the yurt sites. WHAT TO BRING; Bedding, Cookware, Dinnerware, Utensils, Cook Stove. ICE! Bottled water is available for sale at the Store or please bring your own. http://www.olallielakeresort.com/

Reservation Info Cabin and Yurt Reservations can be made by contacting Olallie Lake Resort at:  http://olallielakeresort.com

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: The walk around Olallie Lake is approximately 3 miles. This can make a nice run as well. There are many trails to many high mountain lakes: Cigar lake, Long lake, Horseshoe lake, Monon Lake and many many more. Maps will be available in the Store.


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking: The Pacific Crest Trail winds through the Olallie Lake Scenic Area - so you can go as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico. At times you will meet people who are doing the whole trek.

Horse Camping

Recreation areas with activity Horse Camping: See: Triangle Lake Horse camp. Drinking water is NOT available at the campgrounds.

Viewing Wildlife

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