Sky Lakes Wilderness: Fremont-Winema, OR

US Forest Service

Sky Lakes Wilderness: Fremont-Winema

Congress designated Sky Lakes Wilderness in 1984 which now maintains 113,849 acres. It includes three major lake basins as it stretches along the crest of the volcanic Cascade Mountains from the border...[more]




Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail passes the entire length of the area north-south for about 35 miles, but much of the route is well away from water sources. Use is heavy in the three main lake basins which are popular fishing, hiking, and camping destinations. The 1888-inscribed "Waldo Tree," at the southeast shore of Island Lake is a draw for visitors, as is the hike along the route of a 1860s-1890s military wagon road, on the present Twin Ponds Trail. Climbing Mt. McLoughlin is popular but a very strenuous summer day-hike. Read geologic history of the area.

Please follow regulations and use Leave No Trace techniques to protect this unique area.

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Crystal Spring, Devils Peak, Imnaha Creek, Lake of the Woods North, Maklaks Crater, Mares Egg Spring, Mount McLoughlin, Pelican Butte, Red Blanket Mountain, Rustler Peak, Union Peak. Download free U.S. Forest Service Topo maps.

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