Home  •   Field Guide  •   Forums  •    Unread Posts  •   Maps  •   Find a Hike!
| Page | Discussion | View source | History | Print Friendly and PDF

Cullaby Lake

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

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


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.

More Links


bobcat (creator)

Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this field guide is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this field guide. All content posted on the field guide becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.