Tag Archive: lake

Buck Lake Swimming Hole

So far this year's summer has been a real scorcher and the soaring temperatures has had Oregonians seeking out ways to escape from the heat. This past weekend was no different and it prompted my wife and I to get away to a mountain lake and enjoy some time in the water. The only problem was that most swimming holes in Oregon have incredibly chili water even in the dead of summer. I decided to pull out my old Oregon Swimming Holes book and find a spot we could cool off in but not freeze in our state's notoriously cold water. I also didn't want to go too far out of the way as I was looking for a day trip. Timothy Lake, Trillium Lake and many other nearby bodies of water had already been explored and I wanted something new and off the beaten path. What we found was a little treasure sitting at an elevation of about 4,000 feet called Buck Lake.Now normally if I run across a place like this I wouldn't write about it for fear of crowds ruining the charm, however, Portland Monthly already did this in a recent article so I won't feel as bad. If you are interested in visiting Buck Lake you are on your own in terms as finding it (it can be tricky).

Read More
Get our weekend camping Menu for FREE
Sign Up Below
Join our newsletter and we will email you a download link to the menu
JOIN TODAY
Spam Sucks.  We won't share your email or send irrelevent messages. 
close-link
>