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 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.

Click on the following U.S. Forest Service link to view their recommendations for using Bear Safety Pepper Spray.

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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'
Olallie Lake Resort** 240 43'
Mono Lake** 65 30'
Brightenbush Lake ** 65 25' 5505'

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

** Lakes excluded from Bi-yearly Stocking Program but making significant recreational opportunity for users.

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

* 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 - TH off FR5899
Abernathy, uper 7 20' 4,960' Willamette NF - TH off FR5899
Aerial 3 38' 5,400'
Three Sisters Wilderness
Alameda 5 13' 5,500' Willamette NF
Amstutz 2 20' 6,100' Three Sisters Wilderness
Andrea  ? 6' 2,874' Willamette NF
Andrew 2.4 18' 4,100'  
Benson 20 55' 5,200' Mt. Washington Wildernes
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 Wilderness
Boat 4 8' 5,100' Three Sisters Wilderness
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 Wilderness
Brittany 4 29' 5,600' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Bug 2.5 10' 5,000' Willamette NF
Burnt Top 20 28' 5,650' Three Sisters Wilderness
Cardiac 3.4 15' 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Chetlo 20 24' 5,289' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Clare 14 15' 4,500' Mt. Washington Wildernes
Cliff 16.8 24' 5,150' Three Sisters Wilderness
Copepod 6.5 18' 5,360' Three Sisters Wilderness
Corner 25 14' 4,740' Three Sisters Wilderness
Corrigan 6 14' 5,580' Diamond Peak Wilderness
Craig 2 5' 5,100' Three Sisters Wilderness
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 Wilderness
Eileen 7 13' 5,500' Three Sisters Wilderness
Elbow 8.7 24' 5,440' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Elf 1.3 22' 5,250' Mt. Washington Wildernes
Emma 3.5 12' 5,190' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Erma Bell, Lower 40 46' 4,400' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Erma Bell, Middle 41.5 46' 4,600' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Erma Bell, Upper 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 Wildernes
Gold 104 25' 4,800' Willamette NF
Goose 6.5 5' 4,760' Three Sisters Wilderness
Grace 5.1 17' 5,100' Willamette NF
Happy 8 15' 6,000' Diamond Peak Wilderness
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 Wilderness
Hidden 13 27' 3,300' Willamette NF
Honey 12 37' 5,550' Three Sisters Wilderness
Horse       Three Sisters Wilderness
Horse, Lower 13.7 8' 4,440' Three Sisters Wilderness
Horse, Middle 2.9 14' 4,570' Three Sisters Wilderness
Horsefly 2.4 15' 5,640' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Horseshoe 15.2 14' 5,040' Three Sisters Wilderness
Huckleberry 5.7 14' 5,100' Willamette NF
Indigo 17.3 39' 5,950' Willamette Nationa 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 Wilderness
Kidney 10 15' 5,465' Three Sisters Wilderness
Kiwa 26 25' 5,400' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Kuitan 4   4,180' Mt. Washington Wildernes
Lard     4,35 Mt. Washington Wildernes
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 Wilderness
Marie No 1 12 35' 6,100' Diamond Peak Wilderness
Marilyn, Lower 24 18' 4,840' Willamette NF
Marilyn, Upper 23 25' 4,850' Willamette NF
Marty 2 10'+ 5,590' Three Sisters Wilderness
McFarland 48 54' 5,820' Three Sisters Wilderness
McFarland, East 8.9 32' 5,880' Three Sisters Wilderness
Melakwa 19.6 30' 4,950' Willamette NF
Merrill 4.8 11' 5,100' Three Sisters Wilderness
Mickey 4.5 43 5,500' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Mile 4.3 19' 5,100' Three Sisters Wilderness
Mink 139 70' 5,035' Three Sisters Wilderness
Miriam 2.5 21' 5,150' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Moody 4 16' 5,020' Three Sisters Wilderness
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 Wilderness
Nornie 1.7 25' 5,150' Willamette NF
Notch 2.3 16' 5,500' Diamond Peak Wilderness
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 Wilderness
Penn 14 5' 4,770' Three Sisters Wilderness
Photo 5.3 26' 5,700' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Porky 24.6 19' 4,835' Three Sisters Wilderness
Prince 4.4 16' 4,200' Mt. Washington Wildernes
Questionmark 6.3 20' 5,295 Three Sisters Wilderness
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 Wildernes
Rockpile 4.5 25' 6,100 Diamond Peak Wilderness
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 Wilderness
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 Wilderness
Shadow 7.5 22' 5,530' Waldo Lake Wilderness
Smith 7.5 26' 6,063' Three Sisters Wilderness
Spring 1.5 21' 4,900' Three Sisters Wilderness
Spy 3.7 20' 5,170' Three Sisters Wilderness
Square 3.5 16' 5,470' Three Sisters Wilderness
Sunset No 1 14.5 11' 5,160' Three Sisters Wilderness
Sunset No 2 2.1 16' 5,500' Diamond Peak Wilderness
Teddy Bear   13' 3,287'  
Tenas, Middle 1.5 14' 5,460' Mt. Washington Wildernes
Tenas, Upper 1 19' 5,460 Mt. Washington Wildernes
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 Wilderness
Virginia 1 11' 3,526'  
Vivian 12 15' 5,500' Diamond Peak Wilderness
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
Hidden -Gerdine L. 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 Wildernes
Long 16 24' 4,650' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Long 6   5,187 Three Sisters Wildernes
Lucky 30 50' 5,250' Three Sisters Wildernes
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 Wildernes
Raft 10 30' 4,900' Deschutes NF
Rock Rim 4 13' 6,000' Three Sisters Wildernes
Rosary, Lowe 3.2   5,705' Deschutes NF
Rosary, Middl 9 31' 5,830' Deschutes NF
Shirley 4 11' 5,500 Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
Snell 9 17' 5,555' Diamond Peak Wilderne
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 Wilderne
Strider 3 22' 5,000' Deschutes NF
Suzanne 10 47' 6,000' Deschutes NF
Teddy, N. 30 28' 4,900' Three Sisters Wildernes
Wasco 20 20' 5,150' Mt. Jefferson Wildernes
West Windigo 5 19' 5,880' Deschutes NF
Windy, East 14 14' 6,190' OR Cascades Rec Area
Windy, North 5 27' 6,190' OR Cascades Rec Area
Windy, South 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 Wildernes
Yoran 32 44' 5,951' Diamond Peak Wilderne

* 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. 

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Lake Name Acres Depth Elevation
National Forest/Wilderness*
Bear 2 12' 3,800' Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
Black 4 5' 3,800' Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
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 Wilderness
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 Wilderness
Rainey  10 8' 4,100' Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
Scout 3 6' 4,400' Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
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 Wilderness
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 Wildernes
Como 7 32' 6,750' Mountain Lake Wildernes
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 Lake Wildernes
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 Wildernes
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 Wildernes
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 Lake Wildernes
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 Wildernes
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.

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* 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

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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 

* 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.