Diamond Lake summer morning with the fog rolling along the water. Two fishing boats just this side of the mist enjoying the calm and quite fishing. Looking above the fog you see the majestic Mount Thielsen reaching high with its rugged and pointed peak. To top this shot off a bright sunburst bringing just a little bit of warmth to the morning.
Diamond Lake is a completely natural body of water. It has a creek called Silent Creek that feeds into the lake as well as all the snow melt each spring that feeds the lake. It has an average depth of 24 feet deep and a max depth of 52 feet. It also has 11 miles of shoreline that can be explored.
One thing that is awesome about visiting Diamond lake, other than it's beauty, is the path that leads around it. They have biking/hiking paths pretty much all the way around the lake especially on the west side. There's a big gap in trails on the east side of the lake where the lodge and housing are along the shore. If you just want to get out in nature and enjoy some exercise with hiking or biking then this is the place.
Coffee and a Photo
Headed out early one morning to the Diamond Lake shoreline to catch the sunrise. However it was very foggy and a lot of mist coming up from the lake water. Had this person out on the dock sipping on coffee and had his cellphone out taking pictures of the beautiful scene.
A beautiful morning at Diamond Lake, Oregon. Watching a kayaker coming out of the lake mist while they were out trying to fish. The mist coming off of the lake was heavier as you looked to the south end of the lake.
This shot was taken about an hour prior to the cover photo of this blog. Amazing how the scene looked with just an hours time. I managed to catch the sun just peeking over the hill and under the fog line above. You can see the light streaming over to the right along the water and mist rising from the water. This pier shown here is a boat dock for the Thielsen View Campground that is located on the southwest side of Diamond Lake.
Thielsen View Campsite
The Thielsen View Campground was a nice site overall. There were a couple things that could have been better but overall you couldn't ask for a campground that had any better views and access to the area. This is one of several campgrounds that are around Diamond Lake. This area is also relatively close to Crater Lake National Park so it's a great place to camp and have a short drive to Crater Lake.