F-Loop will remain open this winter for a trial run. The loop will be first-come, first-served beginning Nov. 1. Located in the Cascade Mountains, Detroit Lake State Park is the gateway to beautiful Detroit Lake. The 400-foot-deep lake was created in 1953 when the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers completed the Detroit Dam project. The lake is over nine miles long with more than 32 miles of shore line. This is the spot for all types of water sports: fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, and personal watercraft. The park has a large campground bordering the lake. Along with two swimming areas, you'll find two playgrounds, a wildlife viewing area, and a visitor center with historical exhibits and a store with gifts, ice, soft drinks, firewood, souvenirs and educational toys.

L Lewis was right. I was met with a closed sign and a taped off entrance today. Closed notice states that it is closed for helicopter assisted logging until mid-May, subject to change.

hiking
1 month ago

Heads up: a portion of this trail may be unusable for a few months this winter while they conduct logging operations in the area. See the following alert from the USFS: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices/?aid=44049

Starting at the upper TH, I went to Dome Rock first... only took 45 minutes to get up there, phenomenol views! Then I went back to the intersection and took the trail down to Tumble Lake. The lake was gorgeous, lots of trees changing colors. However, the lake trail is very steep! Just go slowly; it was a great hike.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great trail to mountain bike

Thursday, June 30, 2016