Shadow Bay Day Use Area (Waldo Lake)

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Shadow Bay Day Use is located on a large bay at the south end of Waldo Lake. It is wetter than either North Waldo or Islet, supporting a more diverse and prolific ground cover as well as more mosquitoes!

A hike to the South Shelter on the Shore Line Trail and then the Waldo Lake Trail #3590 is a pleasant way to enjoy the natural beauty of the woods and the lake, as well as a view of the snow-capped Sisters.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or valid Recreation Pass required.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: See special regulations for Waldo Lake Area
Closest Towns: Oakridge, OR
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


36 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon.

Follow directions to Shadow Bay Campground.

General Notes:
  • Garbage containers, gray water disposal sumps, recycle center
  • Fire rings, interpretive sign
  • Boat launch (1/2 mile from campground)

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Recreation Map

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Motorized boats are allowed on Waldo Lake when propelled by an electric motor and traveling less than 10 mph.

Boating - Non-Motorized



Picnic tables
Drinking water Piped
Toilets Vault/Compost
Areas & Activities



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5400 feet