***Fire Closure*** Olallie Lake Resort is now closed for the 2020 season.
Updates on the Olallie Lake scenic area and resort will be given as they become available. As of Wednesday, 9/23/20, the cabin/resort area is still alright, however the area is surrounded by downed trees and spot fires, and firefighters are working in the area. Please, stay away!! The effort the Forest Service and Warm Springs firefighters have put into saving the cabins is unbelievable. It is a true miracle. Many thanks to all of you sending emails offering to help. They mean so much to us. We are praying that we will be able to at least open the cabins again and see all of you in 2021!
For now, please stay away! The fires are still burning and moving fast in some areas. All roads in and out have burned or are currently on fire.
Existing Cabin Reservations: All remaining cabin reservations for the 2020 season have now been canceled. We are in the process of issueing refunds or giving credit for next year.
Olallie Lake Resort will try to reply to emails within 48 hours.
Forest Service NEWS RELEASE
Release Date: September 8, 2020
The local area remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched thin across the region and nation. Due to these conditions, the Mt. Hood National Forest is temporarily closing to public access. This includes developed campgrounds, dispersed camping, day use areas, wilderness areas, and all forest roads and trails.
This closure goes into effect at 6:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. This is a temporary closure to protect public and firefighter safety and health. People in the process of evacuating the forest are exempt from the order.
Extreme fire weather has caused rapid growth of fires, and new ignitions have strained all resources for the forest and region. Nationally, and within Oregon, firefighting resources are operating at maximum capacity resources severely limited. While the forest has been under fire restrictions, we still see unattended and abandoned campfires across the forest, heightening the risk to firefighters, the public, and wildlife.
?At this time, with extreme fire danger, multiple wildfire growing, and new wildfires igniting and multiple evacuations, it?s simply not safe to visit,? said Forest Supervisor Richard Periman. ?Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time of extreme fire threat.?
It is critical that forest visitors follow this important closure for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters. Residents are encouraged to ?follow? their local county sheriff?s department Facebook pages and websites for information about evacuation safety.
More information about fires on the Mt. Hood National forest at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/
The Willamette National Forest also has a forest closure in effect. For information visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/
Olallie Lake Resort is now open for the 2020 season. Reservations for the 2020 season opened on January 1st, 2020. Store hours will be 7:30am to 7:00pm seven days a week. We accept cash or check in the store - We cannot take credit cards.
Daily Weather Update
Monday, September 7th: Yesterdays high was 91 degrees and this mornings (early 5:45am) low was 52 degrees. Today is starting with blue skies above and smoke increasing again to the south east (Lion Head fire that has been burning for over three weeks). We currently have very little smoke in the air.
The waether data for the month of August is listed below!!
As of 8/4/20 ALL of Mt Hood National Forest is in a Fire Ban
FOREST ORDER NO. 06-06-00-20-04
Mt Hood National Forest Campfire Prohibition
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including a charcoal fire or pellet
fire. This includes all general forest areas and developed campgrounds. 36 CFR 261.52(a)
? Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are permissible.
2. Violating any state law concerning burning, fires, or which is for the purpose of preventing or restricting the spread of fires. 36 CFR 261.52 (k)
Olallie Lake Scenic Area and COVID-19
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own hygiene supplies (including hand sanitizer, soap and toilet paper).
Please help us by maintaining social distancing (6 feet from others), wait 6 feet away when needed for others to pass (including on the dock), wear a mask when in the store and wash hands often with water and soap!! With the help of everyone we hope to have a safe and relaxing time in the great outdoors this summer. Thank you for all your support!!
Month of June Totals: Precipitation 5.67"; Snow 2.6"; 88 deg. high on June 23rd; 30 deg. low on June 2nd and 7th. High rain of 1.41" on June 15th and high snow of 1.5" on June 14th.
Month of July Totals: Precipitation 0.07"; Snow 0"; 93 deg. high on July 30th; 31 deg. low on July 13th. We had 28 days without rain; a mean temp of 59.4 degrees; high mean of 72 degrees on July 30th; low mean of 43.5 degrees on July 1st; 3 days of 90+ degrees.
Month of August Totals: Precipitation 0.24"; Snow 0"; 94 deg. high on Aug 15th; 33 deg. low on Aug 7th. We had 27 days without rain; a mean temp of 60.6 degrees; high mean of 74 degrees on Aug 15th; low mean of 48.5 degrees on August 6th; one day of 90+ degrees.
(Weather for previous years is located at the bottom of this page.)
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!
Month of June Totals: Precipitation 1.18"; Snow 1.5"; 87 deg. high on June 24th; 30 deg. low on June 5th & 10th
Month of July Totals: Precipitation 0.00"; Snow 0.0"; 94 deg. high on July 28th; 28 deg. low on July 3rd
Month of August Totals: Precipitation 0.12"; Snow 0.0"; 96 deg. high on Aug 9th; 34 deg. low on Aug 25th
Month of September Totals: Precipitation 0.87" of which 0.50" fell on Sept 16th; Snow 0.0"; 83 deg. high on Sept 7th; 28 deg. low on Sept 24th
Month of October Totals: Sorry, we closed on Oct 7th this year (2018) :(
Month of June Totals: Precipitation 1.99"; Snow 0.8"; 87 deg. high on June 12th; 31 deg. low on June 7th, 8th & 9th.
Month of July Totals: Precipitation 0.59"; Snow 0.0"; 86 deg. high on July 25th; 36 deg. low on July 20th & 24th. We had four days in the 80's and seven mornings in the 30's. The mean temp for July 2019 was 57.9 deg. which was 6 deg. lower than the mean for 2018.
Month of August Totals: Precipitation 1.23"; Snow 0.0"; 93 deg. high on Aug 28th; 35 deg. low on Aug 12th. The mean temp for Aug 2019 was 62.0 deg. Highest precipitation day was .70 of an inch on Aug 29th.
Month of September Totals: Precipitation 4.75"; Snow 2.5"; 84 deg. high on Sept 4th and 5th; 26 deg. low on Sept 30th. The mean temp for Sept 2019 was 51.1 deg. Highest precipitation day was .95 of an inch on Sept 17th. In 2018, we had only .87 of an inch of rain in Sept!! Also, Sept 2019 had 11 days without rain where as Sept 2018 had 24 days without rain.
?This institution is an equal opportunity service provider and employer, which operates under a special use permit issued by the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service.?