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Hosmer Lake

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Address: Bend, OR

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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teresa A
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 spur that veers left and goes down a narrow channel. Take it. We don't fish... More 

Thank Teresa A
Troutdale, Oregon
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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 lunch.

Thank 766PattyB
Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 lake too. Bring lots of bug spray as the mosquitoes can be thick at certain... More 

1 Thank Jeremiah W
Key West, Florida
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Spent a sunny afternoon kayaking on this lake. The views of the mountains, the clear water--nature is good. It can get quite crowded during the summer months. Took the narrow path up to the small waterfall and bridge and was able to pull off to eat. It is dog friendly (if your dog digs water and likes to be paddled... More 

Thank aowens69
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is one of the most perfect lakes in Central Oregon for a peaceful day out on the water. This lake is surrounded by marshy areas and also little fingers to travel down. After paddling through what could be described as a marshy canal the lake opens up into a beautiful expanse. There are spots which are easy to pull... More 

1 Thank Beckysue2
Salinas, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a great outing for our group. It was a nice drive, but it was the destination that made it worthwhile. Photo opportunities in all directions and a great trail that walks along the lake and past giant boulders and through the trees. Next time we will bring a kayak, this would be a great way to explore the... More 

1 Thank Laura K
Bend, Oregon
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A shallow and interesting lake to paddle by kayak, canoe or SUP. A large marshy area to pass near often has many red wing and yellow wing blackbirds. Trout can be easily seen in the shallow water. One large open area, and the whole lake, is fed by Quinn Creek, It is possible to paddle up the creek to a... More 

Thank William W
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love to canoe and fish at Hosmer lake. We go there at least one or two times a month through the summer to paddle and fish. For the water adventure enthusiast, any sort of paddle board, kayak, pontoon boat, etc. will work on the lake. We like to paddle all the way up to Quinn Creek on the north... More 

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