NEW NOTICE: The forest service has issued a fire restriction. As of 8/9/2017, campfires are only aloud in designated developed sites in the provided metal campfire rings or grills. NO CAMPFIRES in any dispersed site (a camping spot not in an official campground). Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are permissible in dispersed areas.
NOTE on SMOKE in AIR: August 16th - Beautiful crystal clear morning with a low of 43 degrees. Yesterdays high was 75 degrees with a faint haze around Mt Jefferson. We will continue to try to update this daily while the Whitewater Fire continues... All campsites are first come first serve even during the solar event (single sites are $15 a night). We will note on the campground page as campgrounds fill. As of August 16th, we still have plenty of sites open in all of the campgrounds!! As of today, only about 11 of the 97 sites in the area have been taken for the solar event.
Store hours are 7am to 8pm seven days a week. For reservations, please check the Availability calendar and submit a form request. Due to no cell phone service and limited internet, it is difficult for us to reply quickly, but we will try!
Olallie Lake Resort originated in 1932. It is a remote high mountain rustic resort located in the Mt. Hood National Forest with an amazing view of Mt. Jefferson. Today, the resort still feels like the 1930?s with a small general store, wooden rowboats to rent and 10 cabins that have wood burning stoves, kerosene lanterns, outside water spigots and no cell phone or internet service. It is a place to relax and enjoy the magical surroundings of the Olallie Lake Scenic Area. We are open seasonally from June to October, depending on snowmelt.
Olallie Lake is stocked with rainbow trout yearly by the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Since the resort was established, Olallie Lake has been a no swimming, no motorized boats kind of lake. It is a favorite fishing spot for generations of families and new comers each summer. Within the Olallie Lake Scenic Area, we have 46 other lakes that are wonderful for swimming. Head Lake, located across the road from the resort, is where many cabin guests and campers like to swim.
In addition to fishing and swimming, many people visit the area to hike and camp. The Pacific Crest Trail is located within 1/10th of a mile from the resort and provides miles of beautiful hiking. There are also many other trails that range from easy to difficult. For camping, we have 7 forest service campgrounds in the area, three of which are located on Olallie Lake. All the campsites are primitive ? no running water, only pit toilets. Campsites rent on a first come first serve basis; no reservation needed.
Please be mindful of the remote location ? no gas, no internet, no electricity, no ATM and no cell phone coverage. Olallie Lake Scenic Area is just a beautiful, peaceful place to visit.
We look forward to having you visit this summer!