Clearwater Lake Nature Trail


Clearwater Lake Trail

Clearwater Lake Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Along the Clearwater Lake Nature Trail

Meandering through pine flatwoods and scrub for 1.3 miles inside Clearwater Lake Recreation Area, the Clearwater Lake Nature Trail starts and ends at the day use area beach. Follow the path around Clearwater Lake to enjoy scenic vistas from many perspectives.

Swimming beach at Clearwater Lake Picnicking at Clearwater Lake Along the Clearwater Lake Nature Trail Along the Clearwater Lake Nature Trail Along the Clearwater Lake Nature Trail

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Included in recreation area fee
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Paisley
Water: At day use area
Restroom: At day use area
Operated By: Recreation Resource Management
Information Center: Download a map of Clearwater Lake Recreation Area (PDF)
Download a map of the Clearwater Lake Nature Trail (PDF)

General Information


There are several boardwalks at the north end of the trail, but the trail is a natural surface, soft and sandy, for the majority of the loop. Frequent benches provide spots to rest along the 1.3-mile loop.


The trail starts at the day use beach area and slips behind the tent sites into the forest rimming the lake.

General Notes:

Interpretive signs add to your understanding of the habitats along the trail.


Park at the day use area to walk this trail.



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Nature Viewing

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Picnic tables At day use area
Drinking water At day use area
Toilets Flush toilets at day use area
Parking At day use area
Boat ramp Trail crosses kayak launch
Tent camping Trail slips behind tent sites
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  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles


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