Lakeside, OR Professional Review and Guide
"The small community of Lakeside, situated on the northwest shore of Tenmile Lake and along Tenmile Creek, was once a thriving resort town. It still possesses a resort atmosphere, but the pace has slowed considerably. With the closing of its only remaining sawmill, however, outdoor recreation will likely become the area’s economic mainstay. Tenmile and North Tenmile Lakes are typical of lakes found in hill country. They are sprawling bodies of water with many arms, bays, and coves. The two, joined by a canal at their western ends, offer 42 miles of shoreline to explore by boat.
The lakes are among the most popular on the coast for swimming, water-skiing, sailing, and fishing. Just north of Lakeside and east of U.S. 101 lies Eel Lake. Though smaller than either of the other two, this is still among the largest lakes on the coast. Beautiful William M. Tugman State Park is on its west shore, offering excellent picnic and camping facilities, as well as a public boat ramp and beach. In Lakeside are several restaurants, stores for stocking up on groceries and supplies, and a county park with picnic tables and good boat-launch facilities. This eTrail includes information on lodging, campgrounds, RV parks, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities near this coastal city."