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Small Lake that can be windy

We went to the lake to paddle our kayaks because there are no motors allowed on the lake. The wind... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Missoula, Montana

Absolutely gorgeous! A little quieter than Sparks Lake. Paddling through the area seeing more big... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Terrebonne, Oregon
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Bend, OR
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went to the lake to paddle our kayaks because there are no motors allowed on the lake. The wind was too great for one of our paddlers so we just ate lunch and left. It is a national forest day use area so a...More

Thank jsMT1994
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous! A little quieter than Sparks Lake. Paddling through the area seeing more big fish than I have ever seen in the wild. Great mountain views. A must see place.

Thank crrscott
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Easy boat launch for kayaking. Parking was pretty full, but it was a busy day. The water is crystal clear and you can see several types of trout swimming underneath. The view is excellent for South Sister Mountain, Broken Top Mountain, and Mount Bachelor. We...More

Thank DrumNDance
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We used to bypass kayaking at Hosmer because it looked like a very small pond. I couldn't understand why there were so many cars in the parking lot. A friend told me you need to follow the trail through the reeds to get out into...More

4  Thank sonie s
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Kids hated it. was bored the whole timehhhhmnxkmdnckndckjdhcihrhhjdnkjrihfbrhichihrbfihrhhfihrbfjrhbhj

1  Thank Anakin V
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Small, shallow clear lake. We see Bald Eagles circling every time we go. They must have a nest nearby. You have to climb 1500ft from Bend and then down a gravel road and sparse parking so go early. South end of the lake has a...More

1  Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is my favorite lake to kayak or paddle board on. The lake is large, so even though there tends to be a lot of people, once you are on the water, you can find your own litle nook to hang out in and eat...More

1  Thank 766PattyB
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Hosmer is one of the most beautiful excursions that our family takes with our canoe, fish site seeing, paddling on the crystal clear waters through the reeds all the way up to the stream that feeds the lake and little waterfalls. Camping is decent around...More

1  Thank Jeremiah W
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful little lake for Kayaking with views of Sisters and Bachelor. Really enjoyed this peaceful paddle.

Thank Herthing1
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hosmer Lake is very popular with the kayak loving folks. It is quiet and serene and beautiful and well worth spending some time there. The best part is you don't have to drive for miles and miles to get there.

1  Thank CDT71815
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21 July 2017|
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Response from sonie s | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about canoe rentals in the camping area but some of the companies in town rent canoes and kayaks because I've seen their trailers in the parking area. They hold about 10 boats so they must do it on a regular... More
9 August 2016|
Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There's a full service cell tower atop Mt Bachelor, that is line of sight fm Hosmer. Excellent reception.
Kimberly P
22 June 2016|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
there is one primo spot that is not in the campground, which is right on the water. Accessible only by boat, and probably pretty hard to get, because there's always someone there when I paddle by. Head north towards... More