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Beautiful lake to visit

We took the chance to visit clear lake even with all the smoke in the area. We could see the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ruskin, Florida
Nice but nothing special

We had high expectations of this place after hearing about it, but it wasn't as great as we had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Sisters, OR
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the chance to visit clear lake even with all the smoke in the area. We could see the crystal clear lake near the boat dock and around the edge of the lake. There was smoke and or fog that kept some of the...More

Thank Gscriven
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high expectations of this place after hearing about it, but it wasn't as great as we had expected. The lake is pretty, and we did boating, which was ok. The views are nice. The lake is quiet and serene. Definitely not very commercialized...More

Thank ORMum
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a great spot. We were there on a weekday and it wasn't crowded at all. The water is as clear as the name implies. Good spot for a picnic.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a tucked away secret..once you visit, it will be your go to retreat! Beautiful blue clear water...non motorized boats so yes very peaceful.

Thank Kirsten C
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I hiked around Clear Lake and will say that the scenery is beautiful. But be forewarned: The East side of the lake is surrounded by a lava flow and this makes the hike difficult for some people. We hiked in a clockwise...More

3  Thank Eagle-Crest-John
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This lake is so beautiful. Great for fishing, a little boating and family fun. It sits among a gorgeous Forrest. Great for just sight seeing. So much nature. We saw deer, they so awesome.

Thank y2ksuzyq
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This lake is one of the clearest waters in all of Oregon. Not visited by a lot of people during the week, so generally quiet and serene - a perfect place for kayaking. Very cold water, so not ideal for a swim unless you're a...More

1  Thank rcdobson
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopping by for an hour on Eugene-Rednond trip. Watched happy boaters on a mirror like lake with breath taking views. Sweet spot I will explore on way home.

Thank kadampa
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you go here on a weekday, things are great. Weekends are too crowded. The lake is beautiful, clear (as the name implies) and is fine for row boating, kayaking, maybe fishing and just relaxing. Liked it alot but after 1 hour, I was done.

Thank Fjcinred
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Very nice setting for a no-motors lake. As the name indicates, the water is indeed clear. I took the scenic hike around the lake and along the McKenzie river trail. The Clear Lake Resort has a small cafe and several cabins for rentals - think...More

Thank Clark A
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Milton R
23 May 2017|
Response from y2ksuzyq | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I'm assuming the beginning of June
Dennis H
29 July 2016|
Response from RANGER3131 | Reviewed this property |
the elevation there is 3,012 ft. u can have warm days but the nights get chilly during the summer.