Faraday Lake

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From I-205, take Exit 12 and drive 3.1 miles  E to the junction with Hwy 224. Turn right, and drive 16.3 miles until reaching Faraday Rd. approx. 1.0 mi SE of Estacada. From the parking area, a footbridge leads across river to lake.

See the Faraday Lake Website.  Some areas are closed for construction but will open in 2023.

Go to the Oregon Birding Trails Website. Choose the Cascades Birding Trail. Click on the Trail Guide and choose the Mt Hood Loop Guide. Section 21.


Habitat and Birds

This small lake is adminisitered by Portland General Electric. The mixed conifer forest can be good for spring migrant and breeding songbirds.  Geese and ducks are usually present on the lake, and shorebirds may be observed during migration. Soaring overhead may be Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Osprey and Red-tailed Hawk.