Oregon's Hike-in Lakes

Welcome to the Mt. Hood National Forest The area of the Mt. Hood National Forest is covered by five Ranger Districts offering a variety of world-class recreational opportunities that exceed everyones expectations. The Mt Hood National Forest encompasses eight unique Wilderness areas as well as multiple barrier free accessible sites to explore. Whether it's skiing, hiking, boating, rafting, climbing, backpacking, horseback riding, or fishing that you are hoping to experience, you're sure to find great opportunities in your National Forest.

Not all of Oregon’s hligh elevation lakes support fish populations. To help create fisheries in some of these off-road areas ODFW stocks hundreds of lakes every two years with brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. The Hike In Lakes of the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas located in the North Willamette District were last stocked in June 2019.

Welcome to the Mt. Hood National Forest The area of the Mt. Hood National Forest is covered by five Ranger Districts offering a variety of world-class recreational opportunities that exceed everyone's expectations. The Mt Hood National Forest encompasses eight unique Wilderness areas as well as multiple barrier free accessible sites to explore. Whether it's skiing, hiking, boating, rafting, climbing, backpacking, horseback riding or while hunting and fishing you are sure to find unlimited opportunities in your National Forest.

We recommend prior to undertaking hiking, boating, fishing and camping adventures to any of the locations listed here that you become efficient at using a compass and quadrangle maps. FS Topo Maps to navigate your way to and from your destination; in addition, users should develop the survival skills, boating skills in addition to taking First Aid classes to effectively deal with any of the situations encountered while traveling to your destination.  

Users should also be familiar with the habits of the smallest  animals such as ticks (Frequent full body inspection are recommended when hiking outdoors. Full body inspections to have ticks removed beats having to have them surgically removed or contacting Lyme disease. I have experienced both plus stings from no-see-ums, mosquitos, hornets, yellowjackets, or bees. as well as the threat posed by larger animals such as scorpions, rattlesnakes, bears, wolves, mountain lions and coyotes or any other predators that bite while visiting the forest or the desert. Visitors should take every measure to avoid being bitten by the small nasties or encountering larger predators, especially female bears with cubs. Click on the following U.S. Forest Service link to view their recommendations for using Bear Safety Pepper Spray.

Learn more about fishing high lakes.

Not all of Oregon’s high elevation lakes support fish populations. To help create fisheries in some of these off-road areas ODFW stocks hundreds of lakes every two years with brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout.

The Hike In Lakes of the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas located in the North Willamette District were last stocked in June 2019.

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stocked, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here and Scroll down the table to view the GPS Coordinates for your lake of interest.

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness are

Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation
Anvil  2 5' 4,000'
Averill  12 11'
4,650'
Big Slide  4 10' 4,250'
Big Slide, Upper 1 11' 4,300'
Brown, North 3 5' 4,200
Brown, South 3 5' 4,200'
Buck 9 26' 4,000'
Bump 3 4' 4,300
Burnt  8 25' 4,100'
Cast  7 17' 4,450'
Clear  557 27' 3,869'
Cottowood Md. 6 4' 4,050'
Cub  2 12' 4,300
David  3 8' 4,500'
Dinger Dinger GPS 15 4' 4,000'
Donna, Donna GPS 2 8' 5,200
Double Peaks 4 13' 4,700'
Ercrama  2 15' 4,450'
First  3 19' 4,950'
Fish     4261
Frazier* 3 8' 4,100'
Gifford  9 56' 4,950'
Gifford, Lower 2 19' 4,950'
Head 6 9' 4,950'
Hideaway 12 30' 3,800'
Horseshoe 60 14' 5,150'
Indian, South 2 13' 4,700'
Jeni 2   3,840'
Joyce 2   3,800'
L Lake

Lower Lake 

15

73'

4,800'

4,750'

Memaloose 8 5' 4,100'
Mirror 8 15' 4,050'
Nekbobets  3 10' 5,250'
Plaza 5 10' 3,650'
Pyramid 5 9' 5,000'
Red 6 7' 4,550'
Rimrock 3 14' 5,150'
Rock, Lower 9 13 4,100'
Rock, Middle 15 34' 4,350'
Rock, Upper 3 22' 4,400'
Round 9 20' 3589
Serene  20 46' 4,350'
Sheep 4 9' 4,800'
Shellrock  20 8' 4,200'
Shining  12 24' 3,950'
Silver King 4 7' 4,100'
Skookum  4 14' 3,800'
Surprise  5 4' 4,050'
Suzi  2 7' 4,240'
Timber 10   5,160'
Twin, Lower 15 40' 3915
Twin, Upper 15 50 3780
Veda  3 14' 4,400'
View 7    
Upper 8   5,400'
Wall  5 12' 4,400'
Welcome  6 8' 4,200'
Williams  4 4' 3,850'
Wind  3 3' 4,700'
Brightenbush Lake **
65 25'
5505'
Olallie Lake Resort** 240 43'
Mono Lake** 65 30'

* Trail links are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions. 

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here.

Mid-Willamette District

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. *denotes location but no lake?

To help create fisheries in Oregon's back country, off-road areas, ODFW stocks 33 lakes in the Mid-Willamette District every two years with brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. 

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Lake Name
Acres Depth Elevation
National Forest/Wilderness*
Alice 1 9' 5,400' Willamette NF
Bear 9 24' 5,260'
Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Berley,Lower 6 23' 5,300' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Berley Upper 7 20' 5,350' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Blue 12 40' 5,425' Willamette NF
Bowerman 6 10' 5,050' Willamette NF
Clinton 1 12' 4,950' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Craig 5 14' 5,300' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Davey 2 14' 5,200' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Dixie, North 3 8' 5,200' Mt. Jefferson Wildnes
Duffy 30 30' 4,800' Mt. Jefferson Wildnes
Green Peak 6 12' 5,580' Mt. Jefferson Wildess
Grenet 4 15' 5,180' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
J Jake 1 26' 5,050' Mt. Jefferson Wildnes
Jan Corvallis 2 23' 5,350' Mt Washington Wildnes
Jenny 3 9' 5,850' Mt. Jefferson Wildern
Jorn 35 35' 5,050' Willamette NF
Lard 5 19' 4,000' Mt. Washington Wilder
Lula 4 18' 5,150 Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Maxwell 1 13' 5,500' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Melis 5 17' 4,900' Willamette NF
Mildred 3 11' 4,700' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Mowich 54 45' 5,300' Mt. Jefferson Wildnern
Prill 8 20' 5,130' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Pyramid 5 10' 5,400 Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Ralph's 2 11' 4,990' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Red Butte 6 22' 5,400' Mt Jefferson Wildernes 
Sad 2 10' 5,100' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Santiam 16 40' 5,100' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Slideout 6 20' 4,760' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Spinning 3 8' 4,900' Willamette NF
Swallow 2 13' 5,300' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Temple 11 9' 4,415' Mt Jefferson Wildernes
Turpentine 8 29' 4,690 Mt Jefferson Wildernes

* Trails linked are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions. 

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here.

South Willamette District

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Mt. Washington wilderness areas. 

To help create fisheries in Oregon's back country, off-road areas, ODFW stocks over 150 lakes in the South Willamette District every two years with brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout.  

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Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation National Forest/Wilderness*
Abernathy, Low 2 8' 4,950' Willamette NF - FR5899
Abernathy, uper 7 20' 4,960' Willamette NF - FR5899
Aerial 3 38' 5,400'
Three Sisters Wilderne
Alameda 5 13' 5,500' Willamette NF
Amstutz 2 20' 6,100' Three Sisters Wildernes
Andrea  ? 6' 2,874' Willamette NF
Andrew 2.4 18' 4,100'  
Benson 20 55' 5,200' Mt. Washington Wildern
Betty 40 28' 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Birthday 3 11' 6,100' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Blair 22.6 21' 4,750' Willamette NF
Blue 13.2 33' 5,500' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Boat 4 8' 5,100' Three Sisters Wildernes
Bongo 6.9 14' 5,000' Waldo Lake Wilderness 
Boo Boo 2.1 18' 5,400' Willamette NF 
Boot 4.5 20' 5,270' Three Sisters Wildernes
Brittany 4 29' 5,600' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Bug 2.5 10' 5,000' Willamette NF
Burnt Top 20 28' 5,650' Three Sisters Wildernes
Cardiac 3.4 15' 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Chetlo 20 24' 5,289' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Clare 14 15' 4,500' Mt. Washington Wildern
Cliff 16.8 24' 5,150' Three Sisters Wildernes
Copepod 6.5 18' 5,360' Three Sisters Wildernes
Corner 25 14' 4,740' Three Sisters Wildernes
Corrigan 6 14' 5,580' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Craig 2 5' 5,100' Three Sisters Wildernes
Crawfish 4 8' 3,950' Willamette NF
Dan 1.8 20' 5,400' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Deer Camp 3.5 25' 6,100' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Eastern Brook 11 38' 5,020' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Eddeeleo, Lower 105 64' 4,800' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Eddeeleo, Upper 46 41' 4,900' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Edna 2.5 17' 5,000' Three Sisters Wildernes
Eileen 7 13' 5,500' Three Sisters Wildernes
Elbow 8.7 24' 5,440' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Elf 1.3 22' 5,250' Mt. Washington Wildern
Emma 3.5 12' 5,190' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Erma Bell, Lowe 40 46' 4,400' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Erma Bell, Middl 41.5 46' 4,600' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Erma Bell, Uppe 14 30' 4,700' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Ernie 2.9 19' 5,400' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Fat Hippo 2 9' 5,126'  
Fig 3 17' 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Fish 42 10' 3,100'  
Gertrude 2 4' 4,100' Willamette NF
Gander 47.3 32' 4,820' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Glaze 2.3 15' 5,230' Mt. Washington Wildern
Gold 104 25' 4,800' Willamette NF
Goose 6.5 5' 4,760' Three Sisters Wildernes
Grace 5.1 17' 5,100' Willamette NF
Happy 8 15' 6,000' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Harvey 18.8 24' 5,200' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Heart 10.7 23' 4,750' Willamette NF
Helen 6.8 20' 5,280' Three Sisters Wildernes
Hidden 13 27' 3,300' Willamette NF
Honey 12 37' 5,550' Three Sisters Wildernes
Horse       Three Sisters Wildernes
Horse, Lower 13.7 8' 4,440' Three Sisters Wildernes
Horse, Middle 2.9 14' 4,570' Three Sister Wilderness
Horsefly 2.4 15' 5,640' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Horseshoe 15.2 14' 5,040' Three Sisters Wildernes
Huckleberry 5.7 14' 5,100' Willamette NF
Indigo 17.3 39' 5,950' Willamette Nat Forest
Ingo 2 15' 5,150' Willamette NF
Irish Camp 2.4 15' 4,700' Willamette NF
Island, Lower 4.7 16' 6,100' Willamette NF
Island, Upper 6.3 19' 6,140' Willamette NF
JoAnn 7.2 22' 5,720' Willamette NF
Junction 21 17' 4,920' Three Sisters Wildernes
Kidney 10 15' 5,465' Three Sisters Wildernes
Kiwa 26 25' 5,400' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Kuitan 4   4,180' Mt. Washington Wildern
Lard     4,35 Mt. Washington Wildern
Last 7.9 15' 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Lemay 4.7 12' 4,500' Willlamette NF
Lindy   14' 4,145'  
Lizard 3 10' 5,500' Willamette NF
Loleta 4 7' 5,200'  
Long 31.3 19' 4,800' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Lopez 2.9 4' 5,000  
Lorin 6.6 17' 5,900' Willamette NF
Lucas 9.1 27' 5,520' Willamette NF
Mac 20 42' 5,100' Three Sisters Wildernes
Marie No 1 12 35' 6,100' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Marilyn, Lower 24 18' 4,840' Willamette NF
Marilyn, Upper 23 25' 4,850' Willamette NF
Marty 2 10'+ 5,590' Three Sisters Wildernes
McFarland 48 54' 5,820' Three Sisters Wildernes
McFarland, East 8.9 32' 5,880' Three Sisters Wildernes
Melakwa 19.6 30' 4,950' Willamette NF
Merrill 4.8 11' 5,100' Three Sisters Wildernes
Mickey 4.5 43 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Mile 4.3 19' 5,100' Three Sisters Wildernes
Mink 139 70' 5,035' Three Sisters Wildernes
Miriam 2.5 21' 5,150' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Moody 4 16' 5,020' Three Sisters Wildernes
Moolack 10 20' 4,500 Waldo Lake Wilderness
Mosquito, Little 3.5 7' 5,300'  
Mud No. 2 6.2 6' 4,950' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Nash 33 34' 4,900' Three Sisters Wildernes
Nornie 1.7 25' 5,150' Willamette NF
Notch 2.3 16' 5,500' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Opal 9.1 35' 5,350 Opal Creek Wilderness
Otter 13.8 27' 4,600' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Paddock 2.2 17' 5,420' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Penn 14 5' 4,770' Three Sisters Wildernes
Photo 5.3 26' 5,700' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Porky 24.6 19' 4,835' Three Sisters Wildernes
Prince 4.4 16' 4,200' Mt. Washington Wilderne
Questionmark 6.3 20' 5,295 Three Sisters Wildernes
Quinn, Lower 11.8 17' 4,700' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Quinn, Upper 15.3 37' 4,900' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Rae 1.2 8' 4,200'  
Rigdon, Lower 19.8 33' 5,450' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Rigdon, Upper 28.5 22' 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Robinson 8 18' 3,950' Mt. Washington Wildern
Rockpile 4.5 25' 6,100 Diamond Peak Wilderne
ROK 1.2 17' 5,400' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Round 23.8 17' 4,900' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Ruth No 1 1.1 15' 5,500'  Diamond Peak Wilderne
Ruth No 2 2.7 13' 5,500'
Salmon, Lower 6.9 6' 4,700' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Salmon, Upper 7.9 32' 4,800' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Sapphire 5.4 20' 5,750' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Separation 4.5 19' 3,250' Three Sisters Wildernes
Shadow 7.5 22' 5,530' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Smith 7.5 26' 6,063' Three Sisters Wildernes
Spring 1.5 21' 4,900' Three Sisters Wildernes
Spy 3.7 20' 5,170' Three Sisters Wildernes
Square 3.5 16' 5,470' Three Sisters Wildernes
Sunset No 1 14.5 11' 5,160' Three Sisters Wildernes
Sunset No 2 2.1 16' 5,500' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Teddy Bear   13' 3,287'  
Tenas, Middle 1.5 14' 5,460' Mt. Washington Wildern
Tenas, Upper 1 19' 5,460 Mt. Washington Wildern
Timpanogas 28.8 104' 5,310' OR Cascade Rec Area
Timpanogas, Lw       OR Cascade Rec Area
Torrey 67 13' 5,290' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Vera 1.3 24' 5,390' Three Sisters Wildernes
Virginia 1 11' 3,526'  
Vivian 12 15' 5,500' Diamond Peak Wilderne
Wahanna 50.6 16' 5,260' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Waldo 6,420 420' 5,414' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Warner No 2 6 12' 5,100'  
Webb 2.5 13' 5,450' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Whig 14.2 10' 5,350' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Williams 3.3 9' 4,950 Waldo Lake Wilderness
Zircon 3.7 33' 5,650' Waldo Lake Wilderness

* Trail links are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions.McFarland

Pamelia Lake Trailhead Pamelia Lake

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Mt. Washington wilderness areas. You also can find a recent history of stocking in this district here. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here. You also can find a recent history of stocking in this district here.

Rogue District

Includes lakes in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Square

To help create fisheries in some of Oregon's back country, off-road areas, ODFW stocks 18 lakes in the Rogue District every two years with brook and rainbow trout.  

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Lake Name
Acres
Depth
Elevation
National Forest/Wilderness*
32
13'
6,600'
Seven Lakes Basin
5
9'
5,570'
2
18'
5,910
12
33'
5,370'
5
31'
5,790'
10
14'
6,270'
5
7'
5,400'
25
8'
6,000'
20
12'
5,720'
3
10'
5,700'
10
 
3,600'
Bureau of Land Man
3
10'
5,790'
Sky Lakes Wilderness
30
12'
6,100'
5
21'
5,020'
25
25'
5,760'
5
12'
5,860'
9
33'
5,630
Sky Lakes Wilderness
8
28'
5,300'

* Trail links are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions.

Includes lakes in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Sky Lakes Wilderness. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here.

Umpqua District

Includes lakes in the Umpqua National Forest and the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

To help create fisheries in Oregon's back country, off-road areas, ODFW stocks nine lakes in the Umpqua District every two years with rainbow trout. In addition, these lake have naturally reproducing populations of brook trout.

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Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation
Bullpup 4 6' 4,705'
Fuller 4   4,895'
Twin (rd. to twin) 14 50 5,029'
Cliff (Skimmerhorn) 20  
 
Buckeye (Skimmerhorn) 11 40' 4,200'
Maidu (Kelsay) 20 12' 5,980'
Linda 2    
Calamut(Linda Lk) 18 20' 5,870'
Skookum (Skookum) 10 20' 5,560'

Includes lakes in the Umpqua National Forest and the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. For more information about these lakes -- including GPS coordinates -- click here.

Deschutes District

This schedule includes lakes in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas.

To help create fisheries in Oregon's back country, off-road areas, ODFW stocks 65 lakes in the Deschutes District every two years with brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. 

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Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation National Forest/Wilderness*
Arrowhead 2   5,660' Deschutes NF
Bell 2 34' 5,020' Deschutes NF
Blow 45 23' 5,050' Three Sisters Wildernes
Bobby 85 71' 5,420' Deschutes NF
Bonnies 6 24' 6,200' Deschutes NF
Booth 8 34' 5,050' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Brahma 10 12' 5,500' Three Sisters Wildernes
Cabot 6   4,694' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Carl 30 51' 5,450' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Darlene 11 48' 5,950' Deschutes NF
Dennis 11 42' 6,100' Deschutes NF
Doris 90 70' 5,350' Three Sisters Wildernes
Effie 5 14' 5,950' Deschutes NF
Elf 2 15' 5,250' Willamette NF
Farrell 4 11' 5,580' Deschutes NF
Fawn  43 27' 5,680 Diamond Peak Wilderne
Found 9 11' 5,900' Deschutes NF
Gray Jay 5 15' 5,875' Deschutes NF
Green Lake 83 55' 6,505' Three Sisters Wildernes
Hanks, East 10 22' 5,500' Three Sisters Wildernes
Hanks,ddle 6 22' 5,500' Three Sisters Wildernes
Hanks, West 8 10' 5,500' Three Sisters Wildernes
Harlequin 4 21' 5,300' Three Sisters Wildernes
HiddGerdine 13 35' 6,200' Deschutes NF
Hidden 11 21' 5,850' Deschutes NF
Johnny 20 21' 5,400' Deschutes NF
Junco 2 13' 6,100' Deschutes NF
Kershaw 4 13' 5,500' Deschutes NF
Kinnikinnic 2 12' 5,500' Deschutes NF
Koko 3 10' 5,420' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Lemish 16 13' 5,200' Deschutes NF
Lil's 4 18' 5,980' Deschutes NF
Lily 15 40' 5,700' Deschutes NF
Lindick 8 25' 6,100' Three Sisters Wilderne
Long 16 24' 4,650' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Long 6   5,187 Three Sisters Wilderne
Lucky 30 50' 5,250' Three Sisters Wilderne
Martin  4 20' 5,150' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Matthieu, N. 6 15' 5,850 Deschutes NF
Meek 14 38' 5,580' Deschutes NF
Merle 9 17' 5,650' Deschutes NF
Midnight 12     Deschutes NF
Oldenberg 28 29' 5,200' Deschutes NF
Patsy 2 19' 6,200' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Puppy 8 13 5,300' Three Sisters Wilderne
Raft 10 30' 4,900' Deschutes NF
Rock Rim 4 13' 6,000' Three Sisters Wilderne
Rosary, Low 3.2   5,705' Deschutes NF
Rosary, Midd 9 31' 5,830' Deschutes NF
Shirley 4 11' 5,500 Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Snell 9 17' 5,555' Diamond Peak Wildern
Snowshoe,L 18 15' 5,100' Three Sisters Wilderne
Snowshoe,U 30 8' 5,150' Three Sisters Wilderne
Sowbug 3 14' 6,020' Deschutes NF
Square 55 43' 4,750' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Stag 20 27' 5,840' Diamond Peak Wildern
Strider 3 22' 5,000' Deschutes NF
Suzanne 10 47' 6,000' Deschutes NF
Teddy, N. 30 28' 4,900' Three Sisters Wilderne
Wasco 20 20' 5,150' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
West Windig 5 19' 5,880' Deschutes NF
Windy, East 14 14' 6,190' OR Cascades Rec Area
Windy, Nort 5 27' 6,190' OR Cascades Rec Area
Windy, Sout 11 28' 6,000' OR Cascades Rec Area
Windy, West 16 18' 6,000' OR Cascades Rec Area
Yapoah 10 25' 5,800' Three Sisters Wilderne
Yoran 32 44' 5,951' Diamond Peak Wildern

* Trail links are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions. 

Includes lakes in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here.

Mid-Columbia District

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and the Olallie Lake Scenic Area.

To help create fisheries in Oregon's back country, off-road areas, ODFW stocks 65 lakes in the Deschutes District every two years with brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. 

Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation
National Forest/Wilderness*
Bear 2 12' 3,800' Mark O. Hatfield Wildernes
Black 4 5' 3,800' Mark O. Hatfield Wildernes
Boulder B 11 17' 4,600' Mt. Hood NF
Boulder L 6 5' 4,800' Mt. Hood NF
Catalpa 3 8' 4,100' Mt Hood Wilderness
Dublin 2 9' 3,500' Mark O. Hatfield Wildernes
Jean 6 18' 4,800' Badger Creek Wilderness
Low Twin 12 40' 4,100' Mt. Hood Wilderness
North 6 8' 4,000' Mark O. Hatfield Wildernes
Rainey  10 8' 4,100' Mark O. Hatfield Wildernes
Scout 3 6' 4,400' Mark O. Hatfield Wildernes
Timber 10 18' 5,300' Olallie Lake Scenic Area
Upper 8 14' 5,150' Olallie Lake Scenic Area
View 7 10' 5,250' Olallie Lake Scenic Area
Wahtum 57 177' 4,000' Mark O. Hatfield Wildernes
Warren 5 8' 3,750' Mt. Hood NF

* Trails linked are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions. 

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and the Olallie Lake Scenic Area. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here.

Klamath District

Includes lakes in the Winema and Rogue River national forests, and the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lake wilderness areas.

To help create fisheries in some off-road, hike-in areas, ODFW stocks 33 lakes in the Klamath District every two years with brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. 

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Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation National Forest/Wilderness*
Badger 9 11' 5,920' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Bert 2 10 6,050' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Clover 1.5 8' 6,700' Mountain Lake Wilderes
Como 7 32' 6,750' Mountain Lake Wilderes
Dee 14 16' 5,910' Rogue River NF
Deep 4 17' 5,950' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Deer 5 15' 6,075' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Donna 2 9' 5,960' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Echo 5 16' 6,680' Mountain LakeWilderes
Elizabeth 5 8' 6,020' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Fisher 2 9' 6,050' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Francis 3.5 12' 6,520' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Harriett 70 63' 6,750' Mountain Lake Wilderes
Heavenly B 25 13' 5,975' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Heavenly L 7 17' 5,975' Sky Lakes Wild
Isherwood 18 17' 5,980' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Island 40 17' 5,906' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Long 37 9' 6,080' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Margurette 15 29' 6,020 Sky Lakes Wilderness
Mystic 2.5 14' 7,240' Mountain Lake Wilderes
North Puck 10 18' 6,450' Sky Lakes Wilderness
O'Donahue  3 17' 6,160' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Paragon 3.5 8' 6,980' Winema NF
Snow 3 8' 6,080'
Sonja 8 38' 5,875' Sky Lakes Wilderness
South Pass 7 8' 6,525' Mountain LakeWilderes
South Puck 25 10' 6,450' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Squaw 26 11' 5,745' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Tanager 5 12' 5,840' Winema NF
Trapper 17 11' 5,938' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Weston 1.5 16' 6,400' Mountain Lake Wilderes
Wind 2 8' 6,030' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Wizard 5 17' 5,910' Sky Lakes Wilderness
Woodpecker 3 11' 5,910' Sky Lakes Wilderness

* Trail links are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions.

Learn more about fishing high lakes

* Trail links are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions.  

Includes lakes in the Winema and Rogue River national forests, and the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lake wilderness areas. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here.

Wallowa District

Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation National Forest/Wilderness*
Aneroid 39 49' 7,520' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Crater  12 10 500' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Frances  40 21' 7,700' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Hawk  2.4 18' 7,993' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Heart  3 23' 7,340' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Hobo  8 34' 8,320' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Legore  2 30' 8,957' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Mellard P       Eagle Cap Wild
Prospect  14 100' 8,380' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Swamp  43 23 7,837' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Unit  15 31' 7,007' Eagle Cap Wilderness
Van Pattn 23 75' 7,500' Wallowa Whitman NF 
Clear L** Mackenzie River

* Trail links are for general guidance only. Consult the nearest US Forest Service office for the latest trail conditions. 

Includes lakes in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

To help create fisheries in Oregon's back country, off-road areas, ODFW stocks 12 lakes in the Wallowa District every two years with rainbow trout.  

Includes lakes in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here.

Learn more about how to fish hike-in lakes

High elevation hike-in lakes stocked every two years

Every two years, ODFW plants over 300,000 fingerling fish in hundreds of Cascade lakes from Mt. Hood to Klamath Falls. Additional fish are dropped in the alpine lakes of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the Wallowa Mountains -- including Lake Legore, Oregon’s highest lake at 8,950 feet. The 2.5- to 3-inch fingerlings are transported mostly by helicopter in a custom made shuttle carrying 30 individual canisters that hold a few gallons of water and up to 1,000 fingerling trout. The canisters are opened individually by remote control from inside the cockpit while the chopper hovers over a lake.

Return to Mile by Mile.Lakes of the Mt Hood National Forest

Glistening waters of over 150 lakes lie within the timbered boundaries of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Some of these lakes are easily accessible by car. Others bury themselves in the high country. On foot, or by horse, the sportsman must forge his way into these lakes to enjoy the solitude of the wilderness.

Most of these lakes were void of fish populations before the Department of Fish and Wildlife began an extensive stocking program. Heavily fished lakes are stocked annually, while more isolated lakes are planted every two or three years. Only those lakes that are fishable, either through stocking or natural reproduction, have been included in this guide. There are a number of other lakes which recreationists can enjoy, that do not contain game fish.

Fish populations and “fishing” is managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They develop and implement the rules governing fishing in the Mt. Hood. National Forest, including all required fishing licenses, tags and permits. Because fishing regulations and season dates may change, it is best to consult the current Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet, available at most sporting goods stores.

Please be careful with matches, leave a dead fire, a clean camp, and be familiar with angling limits and regulations.
Many maps used to locate lakes in the forest are divided into Township, Range, and Section grids. This guide uses the grid system for locating and identifying lakes.

Land maps are divided into 6-mile squares called TOWNSHIPS. Lines running east and west are Township lines. Lines running north and south are RANGE lines. These lines form 1-mile squares called SECTIONS. There are 36 Sections within one Township. Section #1 is always in the NE corner of the Township. Sections are numbered east to west, then west to east, until reaching the last Section in the SE corner, #36
Cold Water Game Fish Abbreviations

Br Brown trout Ct Cutthroat trout Rb Rainbow trout
Bt Brook trout K Kokanee St Steelhead