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Hebo Lake

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Alder-ringed Hebo Lake (bobcat)
The CCC picnic shelter at Hebo Lake (bobcat)


Hebo Lake is a small body of water on the slopes of Mt. Hebo. It can be reached from the town of Hebo via the Siuslaw National Forest's Road 14. There is a campground and day-use area here, as well as four universal access fishing platforms. The lake is a very popular rainbow trout fishing destination and also supports a dense population of rough-skinned newts. The historic picnic shelter was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. The Pioneer Indian Trail, which extends eight miles over the summit plateau of Mt. Hebo to South Lake, begins here.

The lake is not natural. Skunk-cabbage, bulrushes, and red alder line its shores, with a backing of dense Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce, and western hemlock woodland.

From mid-November to mid-April, the spur road into the day use area/campground/trailhead is gated and you need to walk the 0.2 miles to the lake.

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