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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Trapper Creek at Odell Lake, Oregon

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

On December 24th, Cary and I stopped by Shelter Cove Resort, located on the west side of Odell Lake, right off of HWY 58, coming from Oakridge to the Willamette Pass Ski Area.  I will have the blog post about the resort finished pretty soon.  This post is about Trapper Creek, which is on the road to Shelter Cove Resort.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

It begins 3.9 miles upstream, where two spring-fed tributaries join together to create Trapper Creek.  It is the largest of the tributaries that flow into Odell Lake.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Trapper Creek is 68* in the summer, and gets down to 39* during the winter. 

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

At one point, during the 1920's I think (but for the life of me, I can't find a photo of it yet) there was a sawmill on Trapper Creek.  There were also logging and railroad camps in the area.  Now there are several cabins close by, including a 1926 cabin that was built by a doctor who worked for the railroad.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Trapper Creek is home to Brook Trout.  It is also the only known spawning area for Bull Trout on Odell Lake.  There are projects to protect the Bull Trout, and links to more information about those projects are listed below.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

It was cold and beautiful the day that we were there.  I love these photos, where the small waterfalls are frozen over.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Right before the bridge crossing Trapper Creek is Trapper Creek Campground.  It was full of snow, so we couldn't go in.  Some of the links below tell all about it, and it sounds like a very nice place to visit.  The roads are paved, good water comes from a deep well and it even has flush toilets.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

During the winter months, this area is great for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and it offers a snow park for sledding.  The Willamette Pass Ski Area is only a short drive away.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

A short distance down the road from Trapper Creek is Shelter Cove Resort. If you get the chance to visit Odell Lake, winter or summer, please jump at it.  I think that you will enjoy it very much.

Kathy M.

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2 comments:

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

I'm really enjoying your blog these days...of course, I'm all about Oregon now that I seem to be traveling once a month to visit the kids! ha...that has got to stop, though, as it really puts a dent in the wallet to fly across the country that often. Your photos are wonderful and the narrative really makes a great travel brochure!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Deb! Well, I'm happy to know that you are enjoying my blog and the State of Oregon along with your visits to see your family.

Happy New Year!

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