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Trillium Lake, Government Camp

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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.
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  • I'm so happy I did my research so I knew about this turn off. We took it and had to pay $10 upon entering (our National Parks Pass didn't apply evidently, but would've if we were camping - what... 
    I'm so happy I did my research so I knew about this turn off. We took it and had to pay $10 upon entering (our National Parks Pass didn't apply evidently, but would've if we were camping - what...  more »
  • We had such a wonderful and beautiful visit to Trillium Lake today with our family. We loved every minute of hiking the trail and smelling the beautiful forest. The trails were kept clean and there... 
    We had such a wonderful and beautiful visit to Trillium Lake today with our family. We loved every minute of hiking the trail and smelling the beautiful forest. The trails were kept clean and there...  more »
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  • Still covered by snow. Will come again to see the reflection
  • Spend good time with family/ loved one and escape to Trillium Lake.

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