Olallie Lake - 1

Here are our pictures from Olallie Lake. We took this trip in the first week of August. Ryan was up by himself for two days then Naiya and I joined him a couple of days later. We were in cabins at Olallie Lake Resort. There had been a fire there some years ago and the resort and cabins were closed until this year. They're rustic with no electricity and no running water but they do have wood burning stoves and 2 queen beds (with real mattresses) as well as cold water taps outside. We determined that these few comforts made all the difference. It's kind of like camping but you can easily stand up, your feet stay somewhat clean and the beds are very cozy (unlike deflating camping mattresses). We also had an inside table, counter space and an armoire in which to put our clothes. Ryan caught fish trawling from the small row boat he rented but mostly we just relaxed and went on some really lovely hikes. It was our favorite lake of the summer.

Olallie Lake is one of Oregon's cleanest lakes and snow melt is its main source of water. Olallie Lake is the Headwater for the Clackamas River. While only 40 miles from Portland, there are few signs of civilization in the area around the lake. Known as the Olallie Lake Scenic Area, no motor boating is allowed, but all sorts of man powered craft are allowed.