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Trillium Lake, Portland

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • If you are traveling near Mount Hood or are vacationing in the area, Trillium Lake is a location that must be visited. This park provides camping, fishing, boating, picnicking, and has a nice hiking p...  read more »
  • We went there while visiting Portland and trying to get a better look and a few good pictures of Mt Hood. Drive is easy and not too busy from Portland and if you go off the highways comes even with so...  read more »
  • Trillium Lake is a popular destination in Mount Hood area. Come during summer afternoon and it's shores will be crowded. There is nothing wrong with that, the view still will be beautiful; however if ...  read more »
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