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Address: Sisters, OR

This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.

This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.

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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.

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Kirsten C
Sisters, Oregon, United States
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Sisters, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews
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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
Redmond, Oregon
2 reviews
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 direction around the entire lake. For those wanting an easier hike, go south from the... More 

Thank Eagle-Crest-John
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
Seattle WA
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 polar bear type.

1 Thank rcdobson
Baguio, Philippines
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
Redmond, Oregon
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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
Hillsboro, Oregon
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209 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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 fishing cabins. On the other end of this tiny lake you can camp. It was... More 

Thank Clark A
Roseburg, Oregon
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We camped in the Coldwater Campground near Clear Lake (you can see it from quite a few campsites). While there we hiked around the lake (some on a paved trail - sometimes over lava rocks) enjoying ourselves immensely. Unfortunately didn't have our kayaks with us as that would have been great!

Thank Vicki1953
Florien, Louisiana
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

this is a very good place to go and spend some time. a place to take ur kids are just yourself. do some fishing are other. be sure to take a jacket with u as it does get chilly up there after the sun goes down.

Thank RANGER3131
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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185 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a pretty peaceful place, and good fishing spot. My husband caught quite a few fish in a really short period of time. Good for those with kids and dogs.

1 Thank Angela S

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