Olallie Lake Day Use/Picnic Site

Area Status: Closed

Olallie Lake Day Use Area with its views of Olallie Lake and Mt. Jefferson in the background, is located adjacent to the Olallie Lake Resort.  It is popular for picnicking, fishing and non-motorized boating. 

After being evacuated before the Lionshead Fire burned through in Sept., experiencing blowdown in winter storms, and being buried in snow at 5,000 ft., Olallie Lake reopened July 22, 2021! 

Contact the Olallie Lake Resort for reservation info for cabins and resort.

Sites south of the lake, including Peninsula CG, Horseshoe Lake CG, and Skyline Rd, suffered extensive fire and storm damage and will NOT reopen in 2021.

The PCT trailhead at Olallie Lake is also full of dangerous hazard trees and will remain closed in 2021. PCT hikers should join the PCT further north at Timothy Lake. (Or south at Pamelia Lake on the Willamette National Forest.)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opens for season June 16, 2022. Check Olallie Lake Resort for reservation info.
Fees: No Fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Regular route CLOSED in 2021. Only access is from the north. From east or west, travel US Hwy 26 and take Forest Road 42 south (Timothy Lake/Skyline Rd. turnoff). Travel on Forest Road 42 for about 22 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 4220. Travel about 12 miles to Olallie Lake.

Closed in winter.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing in Ollalie Lake.

Day Hiking

Hiking trails wind throughout the lake-filled Olallie Lake scenic area, including the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which heads south into the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.


Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing in Ollalie Lake

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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