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With incredible views of 10,495-foot Mount Jefferson (Oregon’s second highest peak) and serene Olallie Lake, Olallie Lake Resort is a quintessential, rustic mountain resort that evokes nostalgic recollections of childhood vacations.

The resort is situated on the northern end of the lake, features 10 small and rustic cabins, two yurts (part of Paul Dennis Campground), a general store with limited provisions, a day-use picnic and fire pit area, and an old marina with row boats and paddle boats available for rent.

Details on the cabins:

  • The cabins are very rustic and do not have electricity or indoor plumbing. Kerosene lanterns are provided, and bringing additional lighting is always recommend. Each of the cabins has a wood stove for heat, and split wood is provided by the resort. Potable water is available at each cabin via a spigot located just outside.
  • Pots, pans, and a kettle are provided, and bringing your own cutlery and dishes is recommended.
  • Small Cabins (#1, 7, 8): 1 twin bed with 1 roll-out single bed (sleeps 3 total).
  • Medium Cabin (#4): 1 twin bed and 1 bunk bed (sleeps 4 total).
  • Medium Cabin (#9): 2 twin beds (sleeps 4 total).
  • Large Cabins: 2 queen beds (sleeps 4 total). 2 single floor mattresses are also available.

Details for PCT Hikers:

  • Situated along the Pacific Crest Trail, Olallie Lake Resort is a key stopping destination for hikers. The resort is the only stop with provisions between Big Lake and Timberline Lodge.  Due to infrequent service and the remote location, however, mailing supply packages to the resort is not permitted.
  • Campsites (free of charge) are located just a few hundred yards northwest of the resort at Head Lake.

Logistics + Planning

Parking Pass

Not Required

Open Year-round

No

Open from

June 29 to September 15

Price per night

$71-160/night

Pros

Scenic views of Olallie Lake, Olallie Butte, and Mount Jefferson. Boat rental. Fishing.

Cons

No plumbing, heating or potable water in cabins. Access includes 13 miles of rough gravel road.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Olallie Lake Resort

Features

Wood stove
Firewood provided

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

06/18/2018
A correction on the excellent summary above. The cabins include a teapot, but no other pots or pans. On their website, they note to bring: "Bedding, Cookware, Dinnerware, Utensils, Cook Stove".

And yes, it is a MAGNIFICENT place to visit. One little secret, the National Forest has a unique rental across the parking lot from the resort store - the Olallie Guard Station. This is slightly more expensive than the Resort cabins, but it does have propane lighting and a fridge. It books up quick, however, so get on the Recreation.gov site to reserve.
06/26/2015
An absolutely WONDERFUL time at a BEAUTIFUL lake.
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