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Monday, September 26, 2011

Cascade Lakes Highway: Lava Lake and Lava Lake Resort

Cascade Lakes Highway:

Last Friday, I drove the Cascade Lakes Highway, beginning in La Pine and ending at Mt. Bachelor.  One of my stops was Lava Lake, a place where I had not stopped to visit before.  I drove through the campground and the resort.   There is also another lake right next door, Little Lava Lake, but that road looked a bit isolated, so I didn't venture down there by myself.  I'll need to go back there sometime when Cary is with me.  Here is a link to more info regarding Little Lava Lake (Visit

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Lava Lake Resort has a lodge, dock, two boat ramps and an RV park.  They also offer showers and a dump station. The campground has 43 campsites, and Little Lava Lake has 17.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I'm sorry to say it, but during my brief visit, I didn't feel as welcome here as I did at Elk Lake.  The signs were bossy, like, stay off the grass, 15 minute parking only, and if you are not staying at our RV park, don't come past this point.  How would I know if we wanted to stay at the RV park if I couldn't check it out?  I didn't go inside the store.  I couldn't find a website that belongs to the resort.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The views of South Sister, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor were beautiful from Lava Lake.  South Sister still has a bit of snow on it.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

That is Mt. Bachelor.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
I mislabeled this photo, it is Mt. Bachelor, not South Sister.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

There is South Sister and Broken Top.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
It is a beautiful and peaceful spot.  The speed limit is 10 mph, so this is a fishing and swimming lake only.  If you would like to read a great report about the age of the lake, the kinds of fish that live there and more, please check out this comprehensive website: Explore Central Lava Lake.

Source:  Trip

I think that there is enough blue in this post to qualify it for Blue Monday ... especially the pretty sky that day.  To see more beautiful blues, please visit my friend Smiling Sally over at Blue Monday by "CLICKING HERE".

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SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Kathy.

pat said...

Beautiful area! Yes, a lot of Blue.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Lovely! When will Oregon start paying you? You've got to be the best tourist aid they've got. LOL

chubskulit said...

I think I can sit in front of that beautiful lake and enjoyed it the whole day hehehe. Lovely photos Kathy!

Arkansas Patti said...

According to that map you have a lot of lakes to choose from.
I would love that view at the end of that dock.

Joy said...

Beautiful photos, looks like a very relaxing place to sit and read or fish ;)

Nanna said...

awsome photo shots of beautiful blues, thanks for sharing


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