Very out of the way scenic drive through the forest. Supposed to be good trout fishing. Besides donating this property to the BLM Mr. Hult must have made a sizable donation to get Eugene's Hult Center named after him.
Great area for nature lovers. With hundreds of acres of forest, there are many trails for hiking, mountain biking, offroading, and horseback riding! The natural environment also makes it ideal for hunters and gatherers of all kinds. There are elk, deer, and a plethora of game birds. We've foraged a variety of mushrooms including chantrelles and lions mane and there are blackberries everywhere. As an Herbalist, I find this area a fantastic place to wild harvest for my medicinal salves and tinctures! As an energy healer, it's also a very calming place to meditate. As a psychology major, it's fun to people watch too! The main attraction however, is the pond. All of the campsites are right on its edge, so kayakers, paddleboarders, and trolling boats can load and unload right by their very own campfire. Now that there is a permanent year round camp host, it's family friendly with nobody "living" there for more than 2-weeks at a time, which is the maximum stay every 45 days on BLM land. It's haul in/haul out. Please be sure to bring your trash bags to take yours home for disposal so we can keep our forest clean and thriving.
The area is beautiful but very cold this time of year. It's rugged and wild you are on your own up here so be careful bring a first aid kit and satellite phone and kayaks waterboard or scuba and fishing pole catch some bass before the otters wipe them out
Always an enjoyable place to escape to via a quick trip from the Eugene area. Normally quite peaceful, except today there was a guy running his generator at the end of the lake. People upstream were not pleased with how inconsiderate he was, but all were smiling and enjoying the view of the lake despite the noise. Today, the water surface was almost like glass, with the occasional ripples from a fish surfacing. No motor boats are allowed on the lake, making it ideal for those who wish to kayak or raft on the otherwise serene water. There is a nice deck overlooking the lake where fish (and Newts) can be observed below. There was plenty of water going over the dam at the South end of the lake today [March 12, 2018], making it a nice place to stand and watch for a while. Most of these photos were taken at the dam and from the bridge near the lake's outlet.
Beautiful area. Found a very nice private dispersed camping spot on north end of pond, up the creek a ways. Caught some fast while I was there. Tried to get some catfish while I was there. Will definitely be going back there on a semi-regular basis.