Limited Vehicle Access to Cabins (Sep. 27th-Oct 21). PLEASE READ

Linn County Parks will be making repairs to the gravel road that runs in front of and around the cabins at Clear lake. This roadwork will cause closures or delays of the cabin loop road.  Please be patient as we make these much-needed repairs.
  • September 27th - October 1st:  Temporary cabin road closures between 9am & 4pm.
  • October 4th – October 8th:    Temporary cabin road closures between 9am & 4pm.
  • October 11th – October 14th:  Cabin road will be closed between 7am & 4pm.  During these hours cabin guests must move/park their vehicle(s) at the parking lot in front of the lodge.
  • October 18th – October 21st:  Cabin road will be closed between 7am & 4pm.  During these hours cabin guests must move/park their vehicle(s) at the parking lot in front of the lodge.
*Please Note: The closures DO NOT affect the entrance and exit roads in and out of the Resort. You may still visit Clear Lake resort during the above dates.

Park Location – Located on Hwy 126, 4 miles south of the Hwy 20 Junction.

Park Usage – Open Year-Round

About the Park

Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to fish, amazing views, or a place to bring the kids for an adventure, you’ll find it at Clear Lake Resort. Visitors can enjoy a hike, run, or bike around the Clear Lake Loop Trail or connect to the 26 mile McKenzie River Trail. The Resort is located near the McKenzie and Santiam Rivers; great waterways for river rafting, floating and boating.

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Lodge Hours:               Sunday to Thursday, 7:00am to 4:30pm  |   Friday and Saturday, 7:00am to 6:00pm

Restaurant Hours:     Thursday to Sunday, 7:30am to 4:30pm    (Friday & Saturday closes at 5:00pm)

 

Restaurant will close on September 30th, 2021 for the season

Amenities

Cabins, Yurt, Tent Camping, Rowboat and Kayak Rentals, Boat Ramp, Showers, Fishing, Picnicking, Hiking, Drinking Water Access, Restaurant (Summer Season)

Rowboat & Kayak Rentals

*Rowboats/kayaks can only be rented the day-of at the lake. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.

Join us for a day on the pristine waters of Clear Lake to enjoy rowing, fishing, and sight-seeing from one of our rental rowboats, or kayaks. Personal watercrafts are welcome at the lake for a $5 launch fee. If you are planning on renting on the weekend make sure to come early.

[  Full-day hours:  7am-7pm    |    Half-day hours:  Morning 7am-12pm,  Afternoon 1pm-7pm  ]

  • Small rowboat (4 person capacity)                                                                                                                        $35/day     $17.50/half day
  • Large rowboat (5 person capacity)                                                                                                                        $45/day     $22.50/half day
  • Kayak                                                                                                                                                                           $30/day     $15.00/half day

 

Please note:  Motorized or electric boats of any kind are not allowed on Clear Lake.

Cabin 2

Cabin 2

Rustic Cabin 2 Information

  • $80/night (sleeps 4 people)
  • 2 bedrooms, full size bed per room.
  • Main room includes; foldout futon, 2-burner propane gas cooktop, table with 4 chairs, and a propane heater.
  • No indoor plumbing.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabin 3

Cabin 3

Rustic Cabin 3 Information

  • $70/night (sleeps 2 people)
  • Studio interior includes; bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom), 2-burner propane gas cooktop, table with 2 chairs, and a propane heater.
  • No indoor plumbing.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabin 6

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Rustic Cabin 6 Information

  • $80/night (sleeps 4 people)
  • 2 bedrooms with sliding barn doors, full size bed per room.
  • Main room includes; foldout futon, 2-burner propane gas cooktop, table with 4 chairs, and a propane heater.
  • No indoor plumbing.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabins 7 & 8

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Cabins 7

 

Cabin 8

Cabin 7 Interior view showing the fireplace and 2 stove burner. Cabin 7 Interior showing bed, futton, and ladder.

Rustic Cabins 7 & 8 Information

  • $80/night (sleeps 4 people)
  • Studio interior includes; full size bed, 2-burner propane gas cooktop, table w/ 4 chairs, propane heater, and a sleeping loft w/ full size mattress, access by ladder
  • No indoor plumbing.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabins 11 & 12

Cabin 11

Cabin 12

Rustic Cabins 11 & 12 Information

  • $70/night (sleeps 2 people)
  • Studio interior includes; full size bed, 2-burner propane gas cooktop, table with 2 chairs, and a propane heater.
  • No indoor plumbing.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabin 16

Cabin 16

Cabin 16 Information

  • $80/night (sleeps 4 people)
  • 2 bedrooms, full size bed per room.
  • Main room includes; foldout futon, 2-burner propane gas cooktop, table with 4 chairs, and a propane heater.
  • No indoor plumbing.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabins 17 & 18

Cabin 17

Cabin 18

Modern Cabins 17 & 18 Information

  • $125/night (sleeps 6 people)
  • 2 bedrooms:
    • Full size bed
    • Bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom)
  • Main room includes; foldout futon, table with 4 chairs, and a propane heater.
  • Kitchen includes; oven, 4 burner stove, sink, and a full size fridge with freezer.
  • Bathroom with sink, toilet and stall shower.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabins 19 & 20

Cabin 19

Cabin 20

   

Modern Cabins 19 & 20 Information

  • $115/night (sleeps 6 people)
  • 2 bedrooms:
    • Full size bed
    • Bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom)
  • Main room includes; foldout futon, table with 4 chairs, and a propane heater.
  • Kitchen includes; 4 burner stove, sink, and full size fridge with freezer.
  • Bathroom with sink, toilet and stall shower.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

Cabins 21 & 22

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Cabin 21

    

Cabin 22

 

Modern Cabins 21 and 22 Information (*most accessible)

  • $135/night (sleeps 8 people)
  • 2 bedrooms:
    • Full size bed
    • Twin bed and bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom)
  • Main room includes; 2 foldout futons, 2 tables w/ 8 chairs, and propane heater.
  • Kitchen includes; oven, 4 burner stove, sink, and a full size fridge with freezer.
  • Bathroom with sink, toilet and ADA shower.
  • Power and lights in cabin.
  • 2 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

  • *Cabins 21 & 22 do not meet current standards for ADA Access, however, they do provide the best access for visitors with physical limitations at Clear Lake. For more details regarding the accessibility of cabins 21 & 22  please contact the Linn County Parks Department at (541) 967-3917 or email:  parks@co.linn.or.us.

Yurt

Yurt

 

The yurt does not have power or indoor plumbing.  Indoor Cooking is also not available at this time.

Rustic Yurt Information:

  • $70/night (sleeps 4 people)
  • Studio interior includes; foldout futon, bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom), foldout table with chairs, and a propane heater.
  • No indoor plumbing.
  • No power and lights in yurt.
  • 1 car maximum

 

RENTER(S) WILL NEED TO BRING:
Complete bedding with pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags. Complete cooking and eating tools with pots, pans, plates, bowls, dish soap, dish cloths, pot holders and utensils. Bring food and beverages, a cooler with ice, all bath linens & toiletries, a barbecue grill and lawn chairs. There is one group fire pit at the boat ramp for all to use (bring your own firewood, no fires allowed at cabins). Please carry chains for your vehicle during the winter.

History of Clear Lake

Clear Lake, the “lake born of fire,” was formed by an eruption 3,000 years ago. Lava from Sand Mountain traveled its way to the ancestral McKenzie River entrance enclosing the valley. There existed a dense Douglas fur forest that lined the banks of the river. This original forest was submerged by the eruption of magma, creating a new ecosystem. Remnants of some of these submerged trees still stand under 120 feet of glacier water that are visible from above. These trees continue to be preserved today due to the extremely cold water.

Scuba divers from all over the world come to swim amongst the haunted-like sunken trees that dot along the desolate lake floor. Above the surface boaters can experience the same clear images of the massive trees, because the temperature prevents many types of algae to grow, keeping the waters from clouding up.

Please note, the nearly freezing temperature of the lake makes it unsuitable for swimming.

Hiking Trails

The Clear Lake and Waterfall hiking loops traverse a land shaped by glaciers, rivers, and lava flows. This area was glaciated during the last ice age; the McKenzie River now flows where ice used to reign. In the last few thousand years, lava flows from the Sand Mountain volcanic chain to the east have transformed the area. The 5 mile clear lake loop allows those to view these historical changes.

The McKenzie River Trail is a renowned 26-mile biking and hiking trail that overlaps with parts of the Clear Lake and Waterfall loops.  The trail accesses numerous water features, such as Blue Pool, and numerous waterfalls. Visitors are able to access some of these areas from nearby parking areas, so those that are not able to travel on foot are still able to experience these wonders. For more information on the trail, visit the McKenzie River Trail website.

Fall & Winter Season

Cabins at Clear Lake are available for rent year-round, as are boat rentals. Fall colors combined with the color of the lake create a color palette that everyone should experience.  These stunning colors are later replaced with Winter snow blanketing the trees. This winter wonderland is an entirely different experience at the lake than offered in the Spring and Summer.

From late fall, through the Winter season, until mid Spring, the lodge is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Power is available in the cabins from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The restaurant is closed during this time.  Remember to bring your own traction devices during the winter months. Cabins can be reserved online (above) or by calling our office at (541) 967-3917. Use Last four Digits of your reservation # as your door entry code.

For information on the best time to view the Fall colors in the Cascades and at Clear Lake, please visit https://oregonfallfoliage.wordpress.com/, or contact our office.

You can check road conditions and view road cameras at ODOT’s TripCheck website.  Our staff does maintain the entrance and exit road into the resort, but please always carry traction devices and come prepared with a four-wheel-drive vehicle during Winter visits.

Nearby Attractions

Black Butte Ranch is located on the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway. This idyllic ranch offers outstanding outdoor activities from golfing to fly fishing. You can take a trail ride, visit one of the horse camps, or bike along the 18 miles of paved trails (bike rentals are available). Play on one of the 23 tennis courts, go swimming in the indoor or outdoor pool or do some canoeing and kayaking on Phalarope Lake. Two beautiful golf courses are available for public play: the Glaze Meadow Golf Course and the Big Meadow Golf Course (recently renovated). For more information go to Black Butte Ranch

Belknap Springs located south of the campground on Highway 126 offers a restaurant, lodge, and hot springs. For more information go to Belknap Hot Springs.

Hoodoo Ski Area is a great, winter playground for winter sports like cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Hoodoo offers 5 ski lifts, an Autobahn Tube Park, 2-day lodges, equipment rentals, restaurants and a Nordic and Snowboard Center. Hoodoo is located on the summit of the Santiam Pass on Highway 20, just 20 miles northwest of Sisters, 40 miles northwest of Bend, 75 miles east of Albany, 85 miles southeast of Salem, and 75 miles northeast of Springfield/Eugene. For more information go to Hoodoo Ski Area

McKenzie River Trail This is a renowned 26-mile biking and hiking trail.  The trail accesses numerous wonders, including waterfalls, water wonders, such as Blue Pool, and stunning forest. Visitors are able to access some of these areas from nearby parking areas, so those that are not able to travel on foot or by bicycle are still able to experience these wonders. For more information on the trail, visit the McKenzie River Trail website.

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway This 82-mile route through the Willamette and Deschutes National Forest lets you set your own pace.

You can take a two-hour drive along this scenic roadway, enjoying vistas of the snowcapped Cascade peaks and dramatic lava fields. Or spend a more leisurely five hours exploring the Byway with stops at robins-egg blue lakes, rushing waterfalls like Sahalie and Koosah Falls, and deep forests. You’ll see volcanoes that are covered in glaciers and snow, views of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters, and hiking along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Stop at the Dee Wright Observatory for amazing views of the peaks.

Sisters, Oregon, where the outdoors take center stage, and for good reason. Surrounded by gleaming lakes, ponderosa pine forests, and the snowy Three Sisters Mountains, this is a phenomenal place to visit. In addition to its rivers and hiking trails, Sisters offers antique shops, art galleries, attractions, and excellent restaurants. You’ll also find a range of festivals including the Village Green Craft Shows, the Sisters Bead Stampede, Art Strolls, the Sisters Rodeo, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, the Antique Show, the Western and Native American Arts Festival, the Sisters Folk Festival, the Sisters Jazz Festival, and the Harvest Faire. For more information go to Sisters Chamber of Commerce