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Old 05-19-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Non Motorized Lakes in Oregon for Kayaking

I know of a few...Ollala, Clear Lake, Blue Lake...what are some of your other favoirte lakes/reservoirs to kayak or use float type tubes, that don't allow motorized boats?

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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South Twin and Hosmer are cool. Hosmer is scenic. South Twin is a good family lake.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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Trillium Lake, by far the best view of Mt. Hood in the spring on a clear day.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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Silverton Reservoir

good launch and parking, quiet on weekdays, scenic, close
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:17 PM   #5
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"Oregon's Quiet Waters: A Guide to Lakes for Canoeists & Other Paddlers" would be a great book for you to check out. I don't know if it is still in print, but Amazon carries used copies.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:30 PM   #6
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Barney reservior.....
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:13 AM   #7
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Lost Lake- the best view of Mt. Hood from the north side!

Lawrence Lake- electric motors only.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:29 AM   #8
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I believe Waldo Lake went motorless this year.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:50 AM   #9
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Thanks Everyone! Great Help!
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Sparks is great, I guess motors are still allowed? Not much skiing and PWCing going on usually. I like it because it's somewhat sheltered (flat water) and you can meander among the lava flows.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:05 PM   #11
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i agree i was just there last 2 weekends ago(post some pics) don't forget about ollie lake
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:14 PM   #12
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Gold lake and Daly lake are 2 good choices.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:40 PM   #13
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Aren't Smith & Bybee in North Portland defacto non-motorized due to no ramps?

Due to it's shallowness, Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island has to be the largest motor-free lake in Oregon. McNary lakes out there are also popular for paddling.
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Well, technically, it's not designated a "no motors" lake but the half-mile hike, all uphill, tends to discourage most trailer sailors.

I'll gladly carry one of my lighter canoes in, however, because it's a beautiful and peaceful spot. Well, unless you're there during a day-long thunderstorm. Talk about harmonics! Huckleberry season is good too.

It's Boulder Lake, on the southeast slopes of Mount Hood. Reportedly 20 acres in size. Limited primitive camping, all with lake views. High cliffs around one side give it an amphitheater atmosphere. You can both see and hear the ospreys diving/crashing into the lake.

Mostly brook trout, in my experience, and I was privileged to see a helicopter raining mini-brookies onto the lake once.

Be forewarned, though. The youngest fishermen always seem to catch the biggest fish.

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Well, technically, it's not designated a "no motors" lake but the half-mile hike, all uphill, tends to discourage most trailer sailors.

I'll gladly carry one of my lighter canoes in, however, because it's a beautiful and peaceful spot. Well, unless you're there during a day-long thunderstorm. Talk about harmonics! Huckleberry season is good too.

It's Boulder Lake, on the southeast slopes of Mount Hood. Reportedly 20 acres in size. Limited primitive camping, all with lake views. High cliffs around one side give it an amphitheater atmosphere. You can both see and hear the ospreys diving/crashing into the lake.

Mostly brook trout, in my experience, and I was privileged to see a helicopter raining mini-brookies onto the lake once.

Be forewarned, though. The youngest fishermen always seem to catch the biggest fish.

Dang it man! That is a priceless photo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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