Welcome

We are now open for the 2024 season!! Store hours are 7:30am to 7:30pm, seven days a week. Due to the remote location and no phone service, we can only accept cash or checks at the resort. Please note that driving directions will be updated below as they change:)

Fire Ban: Beginning July 12, 2024 all of Mt Hood National Forest is in a fire ban. NO fires of any kind are premitted. Only items with an On/Off switch can be used. For more information see: Mt. Hood National Forest - Fire Management (usda.gov)

Weather Update for July 22nd: Yesterday's high was 84 degrees. This morning's low was 53 degrees. At 6:39am, we currently have clear skies above with haze. Mt Jefferson is hazy with low lying clouds around it. At this moment there is very little to no wind and just a very faint smoke smell. Yesterday was calm all day:)  

Smoke Update: Yesterday, July 20th, it became smokey around noon with the east winds blowing. Today is much better so far.

**Road update as of 6/3/24: The route in from Detroit is now open with delays to work on the trees and road. Expect 3-hour delays... They will be working on the road from 7am to 5:30pm. They will open the road to traffic from 10am - 10:30am, 12:30pm - 1pm and 3pm - 3:30pm, then open from 5:30pm - 7am. They do not work on weekends, so road is open all-day Saturday and Sunday:)

Month of June 2024 Totals: Precipitation 3.88"; Snow 2.1"; 81.3 deg. high on June 25th; 29.8 deg. low on June 18th. We had 19 days with 0 precipitation and 0 days at 90 degrees or above. The mean temp was 53.0 degrees, the mean high was 65.0 degrees and the mean low was 40.9 degrees. Highest daily mean was 63.4 degrees on June 21st. Lowest daily mean was 36.7 degrees on June 15th.

Weather Records by Year.pdf

Resort Overview...
Many areas of the Olallie Lake scenic area were impacted by the Lionshead fire. However, the cabin/resort area, Guard Station cabin, Olallie Meadows campground and cabin, Triangle Lake campground, most of the Paul Dennis campground and part of Camp 10 campground did survive the fire!! Please check the Campground page to see which campgrounds are open. Many thanks to the amazing work that was done by the Forest Service, Warm Springs firefighters and fire fighters from all areas coming in to help. They did risk their lives (they almost did not make it out) to save this area for all to enjoy for generations to come!! 

Olallie Lake Resort originated in 1932. It is a remote high mountain rustic resort located in the Mt. Hood National Forest with an amazing view of Mt. Jefferson. Today, the resort still feels like the 1930's with a small general store, wooden rowboats to rent and 10 cabins that have wood burning stoves, kerosene lanterns, outside water spigots and no cell phone or internet service. It is a place to relax and enjoy the magical surroundings of the Olallie Lake Scenic Area. We are open seasonally from June to October, depending on snowmelt.

Olallie Lake is stocked with rainbow trout yearly by the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Since the resort was established, Olallie Lake has been a no swimming, no motorized boats kind of lake. It is a favorite fishing spot for generations of families and new comers each summer. Within the Olallie Lake Scenic Area, we have 46 other lakes that are wonderful for swimming. Head Lake, located across the road from the resort, is where many cabin guests and campers like to swim.

In addition to fishing and swimming, many people visit the area to hike and camp. The Pacific Crest Trail is located within 1/10th of a mile from the resort and provides miles of beautiful hiking. There are also many other trails that range from easy to difficult. For camping, we have 7 forest service campgrounds in the area, three of which are located on Olallie Lake. All the campsites are primitive, no running water, only pit toilets. Campsites rent on a first come first serve basis; no reservation needed.

Please be mindful of the remote location, no gas, no internet, no electricity, no ATM and no cell phone coverage. Olallie Lake Scenic Area is just a beautiful, peaceful place to visit.

We look forward to having you visit this summer!

Diane Whitfield
Olallie Lake Resort
PO Box 80928
Portland, Oregon 97280
Questions? Please email us at olallielakeresort@gmail.com.

"This institution is an equal opportunity service provider and employer, which operates under a special use permit issued by the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service."