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Todd Lake

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813 S.W. Hwy, 97
Madras, OR 97741
Basics
Size:
29 acres
Max. Depth:
60 feet
Elevation:
6151 feet

Description

The lake was formerly called Lost Lake due to the difficulty in finding it. Citizens of Bend asked to have the name changed because of confusion with other Lost Lakes. The lake was renamed Todd Lake in 1922 to commemorate Uncle John Y. Todd, an early settler of central Oregon.

The lake is located in a glacial cirque which was probably last occupied by glacial ice about 13,000 years ago during the Canyon Creek advance of the Cabot Creek glaciation. The outlet stream from the lake is Todd Creek which flows into lavas from the Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Chain.

The lake is the first of many alpine lakes accessed from the Cascade Lakes Highway west of Mount Bachelor. At 6,150 feet, it is also the highest. Lying near the base of Broken Top mountain a half-mile off the highway, the 45-acre lake is encircled by alpine meadows and fir forests and is dominated by spectacular views of Broken Top and Mount Bachelor.

Stocked brook trout are the only game here, but the angling can be invigorating. Fish average 8 to 10 inches with some as large as 15 inches. The best action is usually right after ice-out, a late event at this elevation, but it's also possible to hit some lively fishing anytime during the season.

Small spinners, bait, and flies are all effective on Todd Lake. It is a very pleasant experience to carry in a float tube or small raft and slowly troll around the lake on a warm summer evening. Fly fishers, try trolling green Woolly Buggers if nothing is rising.

Small spinners, bait, and flies are all effective on Todd Lake. It is a very pleasant experience to carry in a float tube or small raft and slowly troll around the lake on a warm summer evening. Fly fishers, try trolling green Woolly Buggers if nothing is rising.

Motors are prohibited on the lake. Always check the current ODFW before fishing.

Fishing

Fish:
Brook Trout
Fishing Methods:
Shore Fishing,Trolling,Fly Fishing

Details

Size:
29 acres
Max. Depth:
60 feet
Elevation:
6151
Water Access:
Carry boat into lake. Motors are prohibited on the lake
Camping Info
Todd Lake Campground this campground is tent only.
Additional Details:

Bait/Lure Fishing Methods : Night crawlers, power bait, eggs, spinners plus bait and lures.

Amenities

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Todd Lake is located about 25 miles west of Bend off the Cascade Lakes Highway (Forest Service Road 46).


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