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Waldo Lake Area

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USDA Forest Service

Willamette National Forest

Thick forests, hiking, mountain biking, camping, swimming and boating. Waldo Lake is a recreation gem of the Cascades (besides the hordes of mosquitoes in early summer). Waldo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon. Lying high on the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades, Waldo Lake is…

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2021

Easy Breezy Primitive Sites

Not sure what this area is like after the 2020 wild fires, but I had a nice time camping and hiking around the lake in 2018. Fantastic sunsets. The water is swimmable, but it's a really shallow grade. You have to walk out around 100 yards to even sit down in the water. Campground we stayed at was…


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Waldo Lake is a large natural lake, approximately 31 miles east of Oakridge and 70 miles from the Eugene, Springfield area. Waldo is located at an elevation of 5,414 feet in the Oregon Cascades.  To reach Waldo Lake from I-5, travel east on Highway 58 about 60 miles to the junction of Forest road 5897. Proceed north, eight miles to the south portion of the lake, or 14 miles to the northern reaches of the lake.


43.72454748 N
122.0730194 W

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