Hosmer Lake

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From the Bend Parkway (Hwy 97) in Bend, take the Reed Market Road Exit 139. Go 1.4 miles on Reed Market to a roundabout and take Century Drive out of the roundabout. Go 33 miles on Century Drive, past Elk Lake, and turn on Forest Road 4625. Turn left and go a little over a mile to Hosmer. This is an excellent lake to see by boat or canoe.


Habitat and Birds

Cattails and open lake with surrounding high elevation forest. Barrow’s Goldeneye nest here. Sooty and Ruffed Grouse have been located in the area. Osprey and Bald Eagles hunt the lake. The cattails hold rails and American Bittern in the summer. Occasionally, Sandhill Cranes visit here and Spotted Sandpipers are regular nesters. Olive-sided Flycatchers are common and it is possible to see Gray Jay, Varied Thrush, Chestnut Backed Chickadee and woodpeckers such as American Three-Toed Woodpecker. Western Tanagers are common here warblers include Common Yellowthroat and Hermit. Make sure you check the campground area for Three-toed Woodpecker. It’s frequently found nesting here.


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