Cabin Reservations: We began taking reservations for the 2021 season on January 1st at 12:01am!
We had planned to open July 2nd, however due to the Forest Services need to extend the timeline to prepare the area for re-entry (remove hazards in the burnt areas) we now hope to open by July 15th. We still plan to close October 11th.
*Fire Closure Updated 6/15/21* Olallie Lake Resort and Scenic area is now closed until about July 15, 2021. The current fire closure begins at the green gate five miles from the resort. The Forest Service is working hard to remove hazards from the area due to the Lionshead fire. The current plan is to remove hazards (burnt trees) along the road sides to the resort by July 15th to open this area. Work will continue to try to open the area to Camp 10 later in the summer. These are tentative dates and we will do all we can to open as soon as possible. Thank you all for your patience. Updates will be posted as they become available.
**Driving Directions once we are open in 2021** There is a very good change that both ends of 46 (from Detroit and Estacada) will remain closed this season.
So, you will need to take highway 26 to 42 (Timothy Lake/Skyline Rd turnoff). You will continue on 42 for 18 miles on a two lane road and then it turns into a one lane road. Continue on 42 (one lane) for about 4.5 mls and turn left onto 4220. Continue 3 miles on paved 4220 and then 4 miles on gravel 4220 to the Olallie gate. Continue 5 miles on 4220 to the resort. From Portland, you can take 84 to 26 or 224 to 212 to 26.
Many areas of the Olallie Lake scenic area were impacted by the Lionshead fire. However, the cabin/resort area, Guard Station cabin, Olallie Meadows campground and cabin, Triangle Lake campground, most of the Paul Dennis campground and part of Camp 10 campground did survive the fire!! Many thanks to the amazing work that was done by the Forest Service, Warm Springs firefighters and fire fighters from all areas coming in to help. They did risk their lives (they almost did not make it out) to save this area for all to enjoy for generations to come!!
Olallie Lake Scenic Area and COVID-19
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.
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