The Clearest Lake In Oregon, Waldo Lake, Is Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real

Okay — we’re going to start this article by saying that yes, Crater Lake *is* lauded as the clearest lake in Oregon, and yes, it *is* too beautiful to be real. These are known facts, and it’s not just us who think so! But there are so many more picturesque and pristine lakes in Oregon that deserve the spotlight, so today we’re nominating Waldo Lake for such superlative accolades. Because not only is Waldo Lake one of the largest lakes in Oregon, this body of water, hailed as “the Gem of the Cascades,” is so sublimely beautiful that words and even pictures simply cannot do it justice.┬áSo consider this your inspiration to set forth and explore the lovely Waldo Lake for yourself!

Have you visited this stunningly, startlingly clear-blue lake before? Waldo Lake truly is one of the most dazzling gems in Oregon! Visit the USDA Forest Services website for more information about camping, hiking, and boating at Waldo Lake; and note that all boat ramps and some trails and day use sites require a recreation pass.

Looking for more crystal-clear lakes in Oregon? Head to this pristine alpine lake in the Wallowas

Address: Waldo Lake, Oregon, USA