Olallie Scenic Area

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Olallie Scenic Area is a United States Forest Service designated scenic area located in the southeastern corner of the Mt. Hood National Forest.


The Olallie Scenic Area was formed by glaciers in the distant past, but is now a plateau covered in small lakes and outrageous scenery. The region is mostly forested with Noble fir, western hemlock, cedar species, pacific silver fir, mountain hemlock and several other tree species. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the area and is connected to a large number of smaller trails that allow the visitor access to many of the lakes. The Olallie Scenic Area is located just north of Mount Jefferson, which is the prominent feature to the south and offers a spectacular backdrop to an already gorgeous environment. Olallie Butte is the most prominent feature of the area and is located on the western border of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and overlooks the area from the south and north.

The Olallie Scenic Area is home to the Olallie Lake Guard Station which is listed on the National Register as a historic ranger station.


Recreation includes camping at Forest Service improved campgrounds, cabins and yurts at the Olallie Lake Resort. The use of motor boats is prohibited on the snow melt fed alpine lakes by state law; the Olallie Resort has paddle boats and rowboats for rent. Access is via Forest Road 46 to Forest Road 4690 to Forest Road 4220 or from Forest Road 42 to Forest Road 4220. These roads are closed in the winter. The last few miles of Forest Road 4220 are gravel. The Scenic Area has seven campgrounds, Olallie Meadows, Camp Ten, Paul Dennis, Peninsula, Lower Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and Triangle Lake Equestrian.

(Courtesy of the Wikipedia)