Trillium Lake


Trillium Lake

Infobox lake
lake_name = Trillium Lake
image_lake = MtHood TrilliumLake.jpg
caption_lake = Mount Hood seen from the lake
image_bathymetry =
caption_bathymetry =
location = Oregon
coords = coord|45.2675|-121.74111|display=title,inline|type:waterbody_region:US-OR
type = artificial
inflow = Mud Creek
outflow = Mud Creek
catchment = convert|1|mi2|km2
basin_countries = United States
length = convert|3000|ft|abbr=on
width = convert|1400|ft|abbr=on
area = convert|65|acre|abbr=on|lk=on
depth = convert|7|ft|abbr=on
max-depth = convert|21|ft|abbr=on
volume = 380 acre-feet (470 Ml)
residence_time =
shore =
reference = cite web
url = http://www.flyfishusa.com/about-our-waters/lakes/trillium-lake/trillium-lake.html
title = Trillium Lake
publisher = The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, Oregon
accessdate = 2008-02-26
] cite web
url = http://findlakes.com/trillium_lake_oregon~or00350.htm
title = Trillium Lake
publisher = Find Lakes
accessdate = 2008-08-28
]
elevation = convert|3601|ft|m
islands = 0
cities = (none)

Trillium Lake is a lake situated convert|7.5|mi|km south-southwest of Mount Hood in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is an artificial lake, created in 1960 by the damming of Mud Creek, a tributary of the Salmon River. [ [http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=45.27053&lon=-121.73788&datum=nad27&zoom=4 TopoQuest - Trillium Lake, USGS Mount Hood South (OR) Topo Map] ]

The area which was to become the lake was part of the Barlow Road, a component of the Oregon Trail. A log road allowed passing immigrants across marshes to Summit Meadow which was a tollgate from 1866-1870. [ [http://www.byways.org/browse/byways/61400/places/61459/ Trillium Lake/Summit Meadow ] ] The trillium for which it is named is the Genus name for several species of a flower indigenous to the Pacific Northwest and other temperate climates, and are particularly noticeable in meadows in the area.

The lake is popular for fishing and photography, often clearly reflecting Mount Hood. Trillium Lake Campground is administered by the Zigzag Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest. The large campground contains a boat ramp and wheelchair access to a floating dock. [ cite web
url = http://159.121.106.106/osmb/index.cfm?fuseaction=facilityDisplay&BoatingFacilityUID=082003433
title = Trillium Lake Camp
publisher = Oregon State Marine Board
work = Online Boating Facility Guide
accessdate = 2008-08-28
]

During winter, the lake is a very popular Nordic skiing destination with its trailhead across U.S. Route 26 from Snow Bunny. Some resources recommend avoiding it on afternoons and weekends due to its popularity. [ cite web
url = http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_national_forest/or/ski_moun.htm
title = Mount Hood National Forest Cross-country Skiing
publisher = Gorp Away aka Orbitz Away LLC
accessdate = 2008-08-28
]


See also

* List of lakes in Oregon

References


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