Clear Lake Day Use/Picnic Site


Area Status: Open

Adjacent to Clear Lake. This site is wheelchair accessible. It is easily accessible off Highway 26, a major two lane highway.

Clear Lake is not a natural lake but a reservoir created and managed under a long-term permit for agricultural irrigation off the forest.  The lake usually becomes increasingly shallow beginning in early July.

At a Glance

Fees: Concession Operated Forest Service Day Use Site with Fee. Day use:
  • $10/day/vehicle
  • NW Forest Pass is accepted in lieu of day use fee.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Sandy, follow Highway 26 east for about 38 miles and go right on Forest Road 2630 and follow to Clear Lake Campground and Day Use area.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing in Clear Lake. Clear Lake is a large, artificial irrigation lake. Size: 557 acres, Elevation: 3,500 feet.
Fishing Mode Fly, Spin, Bait
Water Temperature average depth is 26 feet
Water/Flow Level Rainbow trout, brook trout

Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Motor boats allowed in Clear Lake. Power boats are limited to 10 mph.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Small sailboats will enjoy the Lake's steady breeze.

Swimming

Swimming in Clear Lake

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.1802

  Longitude : 
-121.6952

  Elevation : 
3600