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Beautiful but no fish from bank

I loved the scenery but not even one bite fishing. We were fishing for trout/steelhead using maps... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Santa Maria, CA
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Good for boating

You can take your boat and go water skiing or fishing on the lake. A popular place. There is also a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Metolius, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I loved the scenery but not even one bite fishing. We were fishing for trout/steelhead using maps and similar lures. We did see a bald eagle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lcomeau99
Reviewed 10 October 2018

You can take your boat and go water skiing or fishing on the lake. A popular place. There is also a campground. You can take your trailer or your tent. There are places for both.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DeniJoy
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Bring a tarp or an umbrella for inside of the houseboat! These houseboats are run down, they literally have DUCT TAPE patches on the exterior of the roofs that they paint over. Our houseboat was leaking everywhere and we watched them "fix" the leak with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nycolel829
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location for spending the day. Reasonable rental for water sport vehicles. Never over crowded so plenty of room to play.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paulguay
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We got to visit the lake on a very smoky day and visibility was poor. It is a beautiful lake with boating, swimming and even house boat rentals. Make sure to visit the Lake Chinook Village Store which is a quaint little store with everything...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank trytogetawayoften
Reviewed 9 August 2018

There's great places to spend the day, some areas are more crowded then others but we still managed to find a quiet spot on a Sunday AM in July. The lake was a whole lot clearer than it was last year when we visited. Bring...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I love this lake. The water is crystal clear, it is warm in the summertime, and the scenery is breathtaking. There are all kinds of activities you can do on the lake, equipment you can rent, and you can bring your own boat if you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank 322meganh
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I love it! You can rent kayaks boats with tubes. Skis. Or wakeboards. Jet skis. Paddle boats. House boats. Party boats. Or just swim and picnic. Make sure to stop at store on top the hill for ice cream to finish the day!

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Savannah B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful place to visit. Awesome sights to see. We see bald eagles. Fishing is year round. We catch bull trout. Very good eating

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cdolf
Reviewed 1 September 2017

what a surprise this place was...take the camera or take the family....it is very scenic...go to the look outs too...maybe even drive right thru from one end to the other...

Date of experience: August 2017
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