Enjoying the Day on Cooper Lake

Last weekend we took a short drive North to Cooper Lake.  Hidden in the Cascade mountains (about 15 to 20 minutes from Roslyn), this 120 acre lake is ideal for kayaking, fishing, or just cooling off on a hot afternoon.  Additionally, the surrounding trails, which lead through old-growth forest land, are ideal for hiking and horseback riding. The lake front has a gravel parking area and a small boat launch, but motors of any kind are strictly prohibited.

Interested in staying overnight?  There is a small, remote campground called Owhi (22 tent only, walk-in sites) that boarders a portion of the lake. In researching the area, I came across this fun little video of a canoe adventure on Cooper Lake from 2008.

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