Clear Lake Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Enjoy a picnic in the historic shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s or near the wooded edge of the beautiful, pristine Clear Lake.

The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and Clear Lake Resort are nearby.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: Clear Lake Resort offers cabin rentals, boat rentals, restaurant, grocery items, snacks, fishing tackle. Linn County Parks & Recreation manages the Clear Lake Resort. 
3010 Ferry St. SW
Albany, OR 97322
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: No Fee
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
  • Non-motorized boating only
Operated By: Willamette National Foreset
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


From McKenzie Bridge,OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 18 miles to the Clear Lake Day Use Area.

General Notes:
  • Fire rings, NO firewood
  • picnic shelter, boat launch

Close to:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Day use sites

No. of Sites 12
Reservation Info No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Accessible Sites None

Boating - Non-Motorized



Picnic tables:
Toilets: Vault/flush
Drinking water: Piped

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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  Elevation : 
3100 feet