Waldo Lake

  • Address:
    Junction at Milepost 63 on Hwy 58
    Oakridge OR 97463
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Formed by glaciers 10,000 years ago, Waldo Lake is one of the purest lakes in the world - some rank it third. Filled by springs and snow melt, there is little plankton. Fish stocked with kokanee, cutthroat and rainbow trout until 1991. The bottom can be visible on a calm day through 100 ft (30 m) of indigo water. Gas motors and seaplanes are prohibited. Enjoy the quiet. At 9.8 sq miles (25 km), with a maximum depth of 420 ft (130 m), Waldo Lake is Oregon's second largest natural lake, and second deepest. Day Use Fee Area/Recreation Pass. Three campgrounds with boat ramps.

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