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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Lake Harriet

Updated: Apr 28

A reservoir that's a popular fishing and camping spot in Mount Hood National Forest.

Lake Name: Lake Harriet Lake Coordinates: 45.0929, -122.0438 Lake Elevation: 2000′ Access: Drive up

Permits/Fees: Day Use Fee, NW Forest Pass can be used in place of fee. Note: There is a fee for day-use. Lake Harriet is a popular fishing and camping spot during the summer.

Location: Near Forest Road 57 in Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon, U.S.A.

Administration: Mount Hood National Forest

Operated By: Portland General Electric (concessionaire)

Ranger District: Clackamas River Ranger District Date Accessed: 7-15-20

Lake Harriet is a reservoir and it is rather busy during the summer. There is a campground near the lake and a day use area. It’s a popular fishing spot and there’s almost always someone fishing at the lake.

I think Lake Harriet is one of the more pretty reservoirs, but compared to other lakes its “okay.”

I can never seem to get any good pictures of it though I’ve tried multiple times throughout the year. I’ve driven past Lake Harriet more times than I can count when I’m driving down Pipeline Road.

The only time I’ve ever been alone at the lake was in January on a rainy, cold week day.

How to get there (from Estacada, OR)



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