FIRE BAN NOTICE UPDATE September 21st: We are still under a fire ban. CAMPFIRES are ONLY aloud in designated campsites within the metal campfire ring. Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are permissible in all locations.
EVENT: The 100 Mile Mountain Race will be going on this weekend in the Olallie Lake Scenic Area. Expect heavy traffic Friday afternoon, September 22nd, to Sunday afternoon, September 24th.
NOTE on SMOKE in AIR: September 21st - This morning we had steam fog over the lake and a mix of clouds and blue sky. It is now mostly cloudy. The rain fall from 9pm yesterday to 7am today measured 2/100th of an inch. The storm system that started on Sunday, September 17th, gave us 5.28 inches of precipitation!! This mornings low was 31 degrees. Yesterdays high was 37 degrees. We will continue to try to update this daily while the Whitewater Fire continues...
TRAVEL NOTE UPDATE: As of September 20th - Hwy 46 is now OPEN into and out of Detroit.
Store hours are 7:30am to 6:30pm 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!