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Cullaby Lake

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Shore of Cullaby Lake from the North Picnic Area, Cullaby Lake County Park (bobcat)

Description

Cullaby Lake is a natural lake in Clatsop County about two miles long. There are two county parks here: Carnahan and Cullaby Lake. The lake is a popular summer destination for families and attracts warm water fishermen looking to catch largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, perch, and crappies. Toxic algae blooms occur sometimes in the warm months, resulting in restrictions to water access.

Geologically, the lake, now separated from the ocean by a series of sand dunes, is a pool of drowned stream mouths formed by coastal subsidence. The lake is named after a local Native American. Cullaby was very light-skinned and it was always rumored that he was the grandchild of a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which camped near here over the perhaps not-so-dreadful winter of 1804-05.

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