Q:What activities are offered locally at or around Fishhawk Lake?
A:There is a plethora of activities offered for family, or singular...your choice. Many will cost you nothing but energy!
Waterplay is very common here at Fishhawk Lake. You can be on the water or in the water, in a variety of ways. Small sailboats, swimming, pontoons, we even have a "postage stamp" of a beach that has easy access for small people, as well as large. This video has a smattering of what spring/summer activites abound here. The water is warm enough in the summer months for bathing suits, even though these little people are covered to keep from burning, I s'pose.
You can fish for cutthroat trout during the statewide fishing season. You can catch and keep two per day. From May-November 1st Salmon and steelhead are catch&release only.
Hiking is bountiful!
You can walk around the lake which is an easy trek mostly, and about 3 miles. There are other hiking trails, running trails and areas to walk your dog(s) off-leash on Greasy Spoon Road,
about a 1/2 mile from the entrance to Fishhawk Lake. Here is a video I took of Greasy Spoon Road one day while walking my Golden Retrievers.
There are daytrips to take, for example: the Jewell Elk Reserve, (mostly in the winter and very early spring months)
Fishhawk Falls (there are two, one is on the way to Astoria, on Hwy 202 going west),
and places along the coastline, as well as wineries that are about an hour away, like Apolloni Vineyards, (one of my personal favorites), located in Forest Grove, Gales Creek, and beyond.
Cannon Beach Oregon is another destination that is only an hour and eight minutes away--a swanky coastal town that offers many shops, restaurants and a beach to walk. It's also dog-friendly.
The SurfSand Resort On the Beach is a truly wonderful destination place at Cannon Beach!
(My favorite dog-friendly hotel, they will even have your pet's name written on a chalkboard to welcome you as you walk into the lobby).
Even though Fishhawk Lake is rather remote, this is part of its allure. We are also only 4 miles from live music at The Birk, that's become quite popular in the last few years because the musicians love this venue!
If this piques your interest to know more about full or part time living at Fishhawk Lake, please give me a call for a private tour of the community I love and am a member of!
Gayle C. Rich-Boxman
REALTOR® Vernonia Realty Direct: (503)755-2905
Birkenfeld OR 97016
Specializing in Fishhawk Lake Real Estate ™"Your Gateway to the Lake!"