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Clear Lake, Sisters

(4.4/5 based on 60 reviews on the web)
Clear Lake is a mountain lake 86 mi (138 km) northeast of Eugene, Oregon, United States in Linn County. It has two main bodies connected by a bottleneck. The lake is primarily fed by snow runoff from nearby Mount Washington and the surrounding areas. The runoff filters through underground caverns for more than 20 years before emptying into Clear Lake. The lake is also fed by two small creeks which may dry up seasonally.Clear Lake is the headwaters of the McKenzie River, which is the sole source of drinking water for Eugene.DivingClear Lake is reported to be one of the most exceptional freshwater dive spots in the United States. Submerged 100ft deep in the lake is a stand of upright trees that were killed approximately 3,000 years ago when volcanic activity created the lake. The trees are remarkably preserved due to the cold year-round water temperatures of between 35–43 °F (1.6–6 °C).
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  • This lake is one of the clearest waters in all of Oregon. Not visited by a lot of people during the week, so generally quiet and serene - a perfect place for kayaking. Very cold water, so not ideal fo...  more »
  • Stopping by for an hour on Eugene-Rednond trip. Watched happy boaters on a mirror like lake with breath taking views. Sweet spot I will explore on way home. 
  • If you go here on a weekday, things are great. Weekends are too crowded. The lake is beautiful, clear (as the name implies) and is fine for row boating, kayaking, maybe fishing and just relaxing. Like...  more »