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Trip Planner: USA / Oregon / Clackamas County / Government Camp / Trillium Lake
Trillium Lake is a lake situated 7.5mi south-southwest of Mount Hood in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is formed by a dam at the headwaters of Mud Creek, tributary to the Salmon River. It was created by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1960.
The area which is now the lake was part of the Barlow Road, a component of the Oregon Trail. A log road across marshes allowed immigrants to pass to Summit Meadow, which was a toll station 1866—1870. Trillium is a genus of flowers particularly noticeable in the area.
The lake is popular for fishing, camping and photography, often clearly reflecting Mount Hood. Adjacent Trillium Lake Campground is administered by the Zigzag Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest. The large campground features a seasonal boat ramp and wheelchair-accessible floating dock. The lake is a very popular Nordic skiing destination from a trailhead across U.S. Route 26 from Snow Bunny. Some resources note its popularity on afternoons and weekends. Put Trillium Lake into our Government Camp trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Government Camp.
Trillium Lake reviews
Such a beautiful spot to be. look to the top of Mt. Hood. then drive to the lodge and look down while having cocktails ! Just wonderful and so glad we did that while visiting
Such a beautiful spot to be. look to the top of Mt. Hood. then drive to the lodge and look down while having cocktails ! Just wonderful and so glad we did that while visiting more »
I was there, strictly, to photograph the reflection of Mt. Hood. Great location and very popular with locals as well as photographers. Smoke from fires created some problems but was able to control.... more
I was there, strictly, to photograph the reflection of Mt. Hood. Great location and very popular with locals as well as photographers. Smoke from fires created some problems but was able to control.... more »
Best view of Mt hood from here and the kayaks are fun though expensive to rent
Beautiful lake with enough space for a picnic and spending time for an entire day with the family. Make sure you go a little early on the weekends as parking becomes difficult as the day goes by. Perfect for kayaking and enjoying the view.
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