A Trip To The Bluest Lagoon In Oregon Will Make Your Summer Complete

There’s something magical about this beautiful blue pool in Oregon.

Formally known as Tamolitch Pool (and colloquially known as Blue Pool), this stunning hidden gem is breathtakingly beautiful. Located in Linn County, this lovely little lake is tucked away in a gorgeous old growth forest, and it’s the perfect destination for an unforgettable summer outing.

The water is crystal clear and perfectly still; not to mention, its vibrant blue color will astound you. Once the basin of a waterfall, this majestic pool is actually sourced from an underground portion of the McKenzie River that rises to the surface through an ancient underground lava bed. Occasionally the waterfall will return when runoff flows from the nearby McKenzie River.

To get there, you’ll take a picturesque 2-mile hike through a mossy green forest past glittering streams, ancient trees, and more, on a short stretch of the McKenzie River Trail.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Want to find out about some more beautiful ponds and swimming holes in Oregon? Check out these 11 swimming spots with the clearest, most pristine water in Oregon.