The lake is a hidden jewel of green and blue surrounded by dark green forest. Thickets of bulrush wands hide the most secretive wildlife and fish. At the north end, water drains into a porous rim of lava. The best way to experience this lake is by canoe, but a shoreline hike will still produce wondrous sights and sounds. Take your camera to capture the spectacular view of Mt. Bachelor.
Hosmer is a “fly fishing only” lake well known for its breathtaking views of Mt. Bachelor, South Sister, Broken Top, wildlife viewing and the big Atlantic salmon, brook trout and rainbows that are quite visible in this shallow, clear lake.
Motorized “electric motors only” and non-motorized boats are allowed on this body of water. See Hosmer Lake Boating Site for more information.
There is one other access primarily for float tubes and canoes is at the Mallard Marsh Campground off a trail between campsites 14 and 15.