Visit a stunning alpine lake just 2 hours from Portland Oregon.
Lost Lake Oregon is located 2-hours east of Portland in the Mt Hood National Forest.
It's a beautiful lake with unusually clear depths, and breathtaking views of Mt Hood across the water. This is a truly secluded and peaceful place. It's also one of the most photographed lakes in Oregon.
There's a 3.2-mile walking loop around the perimeter of the lake, and plenty of picnic tables near the water.
The only accommodation is at Lost Lake Resort, open seasonally from May to late October. The rest of the time the area is snowed in.
5 best things to do at Lost Lake Oregon
1. Stay overnight at Lost Lake Resort.
The Lost Lake Resort is open May to late October, and has a general store, lodge rooms, cabins, and yurts (book now).
If you're not a fan of roughing it, then the lodge rooms are the perfect choice, with flushable toilets and showers, kitchenettes, and electricity. However, the cabins and yurts have no electricity, and you're required to share a pit toilet and shower facilities with other visitors.
There are also 148 campsite available, that can be reserved up to 6 months in advance (book now).
2. Stop by the general store at Lost Lake Resort.
Purchase supplies, souvenirs, beer and wine and groceries and firewood at the general store. It's also a great place for lunch, selling burgers, fries, coffee and refreshments. The lake is fully stocked with fish, and the general store sells fishing tackle and one day fishing licenses.
3. Rent a kayak, canoe or row boat to explore beautiful Lost Lake.
Hire a canoe, pedal boat, row boat or kayak from the Lost Lake Resort, and spend a peaceful day out on the water. No motorized boats are allowed, adding to the sense of tranquility on this pristine, wilderness lake. There are no advance reservations, so it's first come first served (check hourly rates).
These pedal boats look like fun!
4. Walk the scenic 3.2 mile loop around Lost Lake.
5. See incredible views of Mount Hood (11,250 feet).
Fun things to do near Lost Lake.
- Columbia Gorge - 53 miles northwest (Dodson to Troutdale)
- Hood River & Wineries - 25 miles northeast
- Timberline Lodge - 43 miles south
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