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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Olallie Lake

Updated: Jun 17

A reflective lake in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.



Lake Name: Olallie Lake Lake Coordinates: 46.2888, -121.6164 Lake Elevation: 4238′ Access: Drive up Note: Access to the lake is through the campground. This area isn’t snow free until mid-June or later. We had to drive through snow drifts to get to the lake this early in June. Location: Near FS 5601 in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington, U.S.A.

Administration: Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Ranger District: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

Date Accessed: June 9, 2021


There were multiple snow drifts we drove around, and partially through, to get to Olallie. We really didn’t expect to be able to make it all the way, but we did! There was only one other vehicle at the campground. It was a guy in a boat fishing on the lake. We parked and walked down the boat launch to the edge of the lake.


It was freezing cold outside. There were still some patches of snow around. The lake was calm. We could see the reflection of the clouds in the lake. It was so quiet and peaceful. We didn’t even hear any birds.


It probably would be better to come mid-June or later to avoid running into snow. On our drive back towards Trout Lake we got my truck stuck in a snow drift and had to dig ourselves out. It made for quite the adventure.


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How to get there (from Trout Lake, WA)


Map


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