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Trillium Lake, Portland
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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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  • This is a beautiful area year round. It has great cross country skiing trails around the lake and close by area. Parking area off the highway. 
  • Stopped here on the way back from Bend. It was a perfect spot to step out and stretch our legs. It's a 2 mile walk around the lake and has a very easy walking path. Lots of people fishing, boating and...  more »
  • Beautiful crystal clear lake. Only one man fly fishing during our visit. Beautiful site seeing Mt. Hood in the background