Hosmer Lake

Various • 5 mi • 0 ft

Hosmer Lake is a special place. Lying at nearly 5000 feet near the Cascades Lake Highway west of Bend, Hosmer Lake has it all: clear water, narrow channels, open water, acres of lily pads and rushes, a contorted shape, outcrops of volcanic rock, abundant wildlife, huge fish visible from your boat, and grand mountain views.
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Activity Type: Flatwater Paddling & Canoeing
Nearby City: Elk Lake
Length: 5 total miles
Elevation Loss: Minimal
Gradient: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Up to 5 hours
Season: Late spring to fall
Local Maps: USGS Elk Lake 7.5"
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Beautiful flatwater lake with lots of water fowl and super clear water. We could see large rainbow trout swimming by. This is a popular kayak destination so the parking lot was busy, but manageable. Once out on the lake it was quiet and peaceful. Would recommend for most beginners.

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