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Bays Lake

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Bays Lake (romann)

Description

Bays Lake is one of the most scenic lakes in Jefferson Park. As the name suggests, it has quite irregular shape. It is quite deep in places and the shore is mostly steep and rocky. The lake has several nice campsites around it and is very popular; however, camping is permitted only in designated sites marked with an embedded post. Campfires are banned throughout the area. Due to high elevation and ample snowfall Bays Lake gets ice-free no earlier than the middle of July. There's nice view of Mount Jefferson from its northern side.

See this map for Forest Service-approved campsites in Jefferson Park

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