We are closing today, October 1st, for the 2023 season!! The store will be open from 7:30am to 5:00pm today. Hope to see you for the end of the season sale!! Due to the remote location and no phone service, we can only accept cash or checks at the resort. Please note that driving directions will be updated below as they change:)
Weather Update for October 1st: Yesterday's high was 62 degrees. This morning's low was 31 degrees. Currently, at 7:20am, we have mostly clear blue skies and moderate winds. Mt Jefferson looks beautiful with a new coating of snow! This will be the last weather update for the 2023 season:(
Month of September Totals: Precipitation 3.03"; Snow 0"; 84.6 deg. high on September 15th; 31.1 deg. low on September 21st. We had 18 days with 0 precipitation and 0 days at 90 degrees or above. The mean temp was 52.1 degrees, the mean high was 62.8 degrees and the mean low was 41.3 degrees. Highest daily mean was 66.0 degrees on September 15th. Lowest daily mean was 40.9 degrees on September 20th.
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!! Please check the Campground page to see which campgrounds are open. 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 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!
Diane Whitfield Olallie Lake Resort PO Box 80928 Portland, Oregon 97280 Questions? Please email us at email@example.com.
"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."