Goose Lake Reflections

Falls colors reflected in the surface of Goose Lake (Philip A. Knouf)

Falls colors reflected in the surface of Goose Lake (Philip A. Knouf)

Goose Lake is a volcanic sinkhole at the northwestern edge of the Big Lava Flow.  Goose Lake formed when the lava flows filled in a former stream valley and formed the lake.  The lake once had an outlet in the middle through which the lake level lowered each year in the summer.  In 1930 the Forest Service filled in the hole to raise the lake level to improve the fishing.  Thus you now see the silvery stumps of ghost trees!

 

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