Here in the Bend area, we are incredibly fortunate to have a number of Mother Nature’s wonders right here in our own backyard, and Todd Lake may just be the crown jewel of them all! Tucked and hidden away from the rest of civilization, Todd Lake in Bend is the perfect place for those who are looking to spend a day disconnected from the worries of everyday life and truly reconnect with their roots in nature. There are a number of great activities available at Todd Lake for those who love the outdoors.
About Beautiful Todd Lake
Nestled and hidden just north of Mt. Bachelor in the Deschutes National Forest lies Todd Lake, an absolutely beautiful 45-acre lake that makes for the perfect mountain getaway in central Oregon. In fact, Todd Lake is so well hidden away that until 1922 it was known as the “Lost Lake” because it was simply too difficult for people to find! Nowadays it is much easier to find Todd Lake, as it is located just to the north of the Cascade Lakes Highway.
Lots of Beautiful Hiking Opportunities
One of the number one reasons why thousands of people flock to vacation at Todd Lake in Bend every year is the great number of amazing hiking opportunities that are available. The most popular of these trails available is the Todd Lake Loop Trail, a 1.7-mile trail that is perfect for all skill levels and ages. This trail will take you up and around the entirety of the lake and will also provide you with some of the most incredible views you’ll find anywhere in central Oregon! With spanning forests and vistas, the sights and sounds of Todd Lake will truly take your breath away. And the best part? As long as they’re kept on a leash your furry, four-legged friends are more than welcome to go on the hike with you!
Plenty of Room at the Campgrounds
If you’re looking to visit Todd Lake on your next vacation and want to spend some time at the campground, you’re in luck, as there’s plenty of room! The Todd Lake campground offers three walk-in sites to the west of Todd Lake, and these sites offer spectacular views of the lake itself. There are a number of activities available at the sites, including fishing, picnicking, and more, and dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed.