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Hosmer Lake

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Address: Bend, OR

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Beautiful Lake for Kayaking

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Sublimity
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Salinas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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Thank William W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This lake is super busy before 4pm so if you want a quiet trip to the waterfall (which is well worth it) wait till late afternoon to put your board or boat in the water. Clear clear lake, lots of fish and wildlife. Beautiful views.

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Sisters, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great Lake except people were talking on cell phones in speaker mode. Nobody used there library voices, voice carried across the lake. Tired of hearing about diets, recipes, who is mad at who, gossip gossip, gossip...enough! A wonderful place to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery that Central Oregon has to offer and we were surrounded by people who... More 

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1 Thank Batman1956x
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic lake to kayak on. Beautiful scenery everywhere you look. This was our very first kayak trip with our new kayaks, so we were rookies. The only complaint was the launch area was very tight, and we were very lucky to get a place to park, but that is to be expected on a Saturday in the middle of summer.... More 

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