Know Before You Go
Clear Lake is located approximately 21 miles east of McKenzie Bridge off of Highway 126. Motorboats are prohibited. Some hiking trails and day sites require visitors to purchase a Recreation Pass.
Clear Lake is a prime destination for outdoor recreation, from camping and freshwater diving (multiple wetsuits are advised) to row boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Rowboats are available for rent, or visitors can launch their own for a small fee. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has also introduced a rainbow trout population, which, in addition to the presence of brook and cutthroat trout, makes the lake a popular fishing locale.
The Clear Lake Resort offers nearby cabin accommodations, as well as a grocery store and restaurant open from the spring through the autumn months. For visitors in pursuit of more rugged conditions, the Cold Water Cove Campground is dotted with over 30 campsites, each with its own campfire and picnic table.