Matthew F.
Cottage Grove, OR
Joined May 2019
Amazing view with quality fishing

Wow. That’s the first word that came to mind when we rolled up on the lake and saw the view. After a 5 mile gravel road trip that rivaled some of the worst washboard I’ve ever been on, the view was all worth it. Standing directly in front of you is a fantastic view of Three Fingered Jack. Several campsites are available and all are primitive. The lake itself is shallow till about 50 feet out where its a straight drop to a black abyss. Fishing is great for Rainbows and Cutthroat trout and the lakeside is great for setting up a hammock to kick back and enjoy the view. Not many trees left to block out the wind but it doesn’t really seem to take away from the experience. This small lake ended up being a great kayak spot with some interesting features in the water and a somewhat interesting shoreline to explore. Enjoyed watching a pair of Bald Eagles as they swooped fish out of the lake and carried them away. No real big problems with bugs aside from flies in the middle of the day, but its only May and that could soon change. Regardless, if you’re a fan of small, central Oregon hideaway lakes, this one should be on your list.