Fishhawk Lake is a hidden gem lying in that wild but easily accessed region of NW Oregon bounded by Hwy 26, the coast and the Columbia River. A pleasant 90 min. drive from downtown Portland makes this beautiful mountain lake community a true rarity. Several dozen families call the lake home year round, and hundreds of others enjoy it as the perfect weekend getaway within easy striking distance. What could be better than a house at the lake to help unwind and spend precious time with family and friends?
Fishhawk Lake is part of a private community originally developed in the 1960s. The man-made ~80 acre lake was created by a dam and fish ladder which is owned and controlled by the Fishhawk Lake Reserve & Community (FLRC) on Fishhawk Creek near Birkenfeld, OR. FLRC is the homeowners association governing the commonly owned portions of the Fishhawk Lake community including the dam, a clubhouse, common area beaches and docks, tennis, pickleball and volleyball courts. The community also maintains private drinking and waste water treatment and distribution systems managed by professional operations personnel. Community volunteers support a security patrol, social activities, and fire prevention programs. The community is made of a diverse collection of families and individuals, all seeking to enjoy the benefits mountain lake property ownership has to offer. Note: The CC&Rs prohibit short term rental of FLRC member properties, but annual leases are permitted.
Activities abound at and around the lake. There is abundant wildlife, hiking, swimming, fishing, and boating. All access to the lake is private and limited to FLRC members and their guests. Fishing is regulated by the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Salmon, Steelhead, and Cutthroat Trout are the dominant species found in the lake. Boating is limited to non-motorized and electric motors only to help protect this pure and serene environment. If you have ever wanted to own “a place at the lake”, somewhere within reach of Portland, OR, or the surrounding area, Fishhawk Lake is the perfect place for you.
Enjoy some videos created by FLRC members Caren Lindahl and Tom Lloyd this past winter (2020)