Trillium Lake, Government Camp

Trillium Lake is a lake situated 7.5mi south-southwest of Mount Hood in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is formed by a dam at the headwaters of Mud Creek, tributary to the Salmon River. It was created by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1960.The area which is now the lake was part of the Barlow Road, a component of the Oregon Trail. A log road across marshes allowed immigrants to pass to Summit Meadow, which was a toll station 1866—1870. Trillium is a genus of flowers particularly noticeable in the area.The lake is popular for fishing, camping and photography, often clearly reflecting Mount Hood. Adjacent Trillium Lake Campground is administered by the Zigzag Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest. The large campground features a seasonal boat ramp and wheelchair-accessible floating dock. The lake is a very popular Nordic skiing destination from a trailhead across U.S. Route 26 from Snow Bunny. Some resources note its popularity on afternoons and weekends.
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  • Loved this lake! Loved this campground! Can’t wait to go back. Reservations are hard to get we booked at 6am, six months out and felt very lucky to get three spots for our family Campout. We did not g...  more »
  • But though I'd still snow so much because there was no drive from Trillium Lake. Winter parking my car, we walked about 2 miles from there. Just good to walk, weather permitting. Snow shoes and don't forget to. There were a lot of people walking along the Lake was frozen, so. Can't see the Mt Hood upside down in a freezing order.
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  • The lake is very picturesque. Camping, fishing, boating are all popular activities. It is only about 60 miles from Portland.  more »
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  • Often a busy location, Trillium is a great hike year round (groomed snow trails in winter may require snow shoes after a storm, come prepared for the season). The view across the lake is amazing on a clear day. Just remember you need snopark in the winter and NW Forest or $5 in the summer for parking.
  • One of our favorite places in Oregon! Beautiful scenery, great hiking and camping options. Overall, a great place to come!
  • A nice, popular lake with a great view of Mt. Hood. Seems like a good spot for picnic, people can take a dip in the lake or get a small paddle boat to enjoy the water. One can take a walk around the lake. This place is pet friendly too.
  • This lake is breath taking. We rented a kayak and traversed the whole lake. Great views of mount hood.
  • Nice views but the hike around the lake is short, not at all challenging and there are a lot of people. I went for a swim, it was nice but the bottom of the water is muddy and the water isn't really clear. It's a nice place for barbecues. There's a lot of parking space.

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