Updated: Nov 22, 2022
A tucked away lake near NF-46 in Mount Hood National Forest.
Lake Name: Bump Lake Lake Coordinates: 44.8497, -121.8451 Lake Elevation: 4300′ Access: Drive up Note: There is no information I could find online about Bump Lake. I note coordinate points and the road route to access the lake below. Date: 7-6-20
The road to the lake had tons of downed trees that had been recently cut. It was passable and quite an exciting adventure. I drove to the end of the road and could faintly see the lake off through the forest. I parked and was glad to be the only one there. There was a large fire pit with tons of beer cans in it. It looked like it had been recently used (probably over the last weekend).
It was a short walk downhill to the lake. I’d started to make my way down when I was met with mosquitoes, so I went back to my truck and put mosquito repellent on. They didn’t bother me after that.
There wasn’t really a trail down to the lake, but the forest floor was bare and open. It was easy to walk through and see where I was going. I came to the lake’s edge. There were some campsite looking areas near the lake. As I walked to the lakes edge there were a lot of butterflies and some dragonflies dancing along the water. It was rather pretty. The lake was good sized and rather clear. I didn’t try to walk all the way around the lake. I just went to the edge and then back to my truck. I think this would be a cool place to come back to camp.
FS 350 turn off from FS 46: 44.85863, -121.86463
FS 350 turns into FS 370: 44.85693, -121.85084
Gate (potentially seasonal): 44.85671, -121.85014
Parking at end of road: 44.85087, -121.84620
Open lake edge near campsite: 44.85037, -121.84534
Cascade Ramblings (this is the only reference to the lake I could find online but it doesn’t give much information)
ODFW trout stocking sites (found this in 2022)
How to get there (from Estacada, OR)
Take Hwy 224 out of Estacada for 50 miles (Hwy turns into NF 46). Turn left onto NF 350 for 2 miles to end of road. All the roads along NF 350 have burms blocking them. Technically, near the end of the road there is a sharp turn and the road turns into NF 370, but it seems like a continuation of the first road. It isn’t possible to take a wrong turn once you’re on NF 350.
Lake Coordinates: 44.8497, -121.8451
Clackamas River Ranger District map location: T8S R8E S28
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